Chicagopex 2020 - Our 134th Year!

November 20-22, 2020
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143

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Thank you for your interest in CHICAGOPEX! This year’s event will be Nov. 20-22 at the Westin Chicago Northwest; please use the link, above, or a GPS, for directions. We would like to assist you with booking your stay. You may contact in-house reservations by calling Annabel directly at 630-773-4000 ext. 1549 or using this booking link. Mention CHICAGOPEX for our special room rate. The hotel may quote a $10 per night facility fee, which will be waived for CHICAGOPEX guests.

2020 marks the first year when CHICAGOPEX hosts AmeriStamp Expo, a prominent exhibiting event, including the Single Frame Champion of Champions competition and award. The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors manages the event. We will post updates as they become available here.

We welcome six convening societies this year: American Society of Polar Philatelists, Military Postal History Society, Mobile Post Office Society, Scandinavian Collectors Club, Women Exhibitors and the United Postal Stationery Society.

We will host a Philatelic Exhibition, a Philatelic Literature Exhibition, and a Dealer Bourse. The CHICAGOPEX Awards Banquet will be at the show hotel on Saturday evening, Nov. 21; advance reservations are required. Information on all CHICAGOPEX 2020 functions, including the banquet, scheduled meetings, participating postal administrations, and exhibits prospectus and application will be available on this website -

Our Philatelic Exhibition is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country. Completed application, frame fee, title page and synopsis must reach the Philatelic Exhibits Committee by Sept. 7. We expect to be oversubscribed again this year, and will accept exhibits partially on the basis of application date and completeness; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance no later than Sept. 15. Philatelic Exhibits Contact: Tim Wait, P.O. Box 242 Belvidere, Il 61008. (815) 670-5869

For the 54th consecutive year, CHICAGOPEX will host a Literature Exhibition. Applications and exhibits must reach the Literature Exhibits Committee by Sept. 15th; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 30. Literature Exhibits Contact: Ken Trettin; P.O. Box 56, Rockford, IA 50468.

Our Dealer Bourse will feature more than 75 dealers. We are proud of the wide variety of philatelic material offered by leading national and international dealers. Bourse Contact: Charles Berg, 7139 W Higgins Av, Chicago, IL 60656-1972, (773) 775-2100.

We invite philatelic groups to meet at CHICAGOPEX 2020 on one or more days of the show, (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. Contact Dr. Cheryl Ganz at

Show hours are Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

For any other questions, please contact Jerry Nylander, General Chairman

See you at CHICAGOPEX 2020!