EVENT SCHEDULE FOR CHICAGOPEX 2021

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The CHICAGOPEX exhibition and bourse will be held in the four ballrooms on the main floor of the hotel off the Atrium. The Bourse will be in the Grand and Gallery Ballrooms and Philatelic Exhibits will be in the Abricot and Lakeshore Ballrooms. Youth activities and the Literature exhibits will be in the Chambers Room off the Atrium. All of the other meeting rooms are on the second floor and can be reached by either stairway or elevator – see schedule below.

Thursday, November 18

Time
Event
Location
9:00 PM
Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite
*****

Friday, November 19

Time
Event
Location
10:00 AM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Opens
 
11:00 AM
American Philatelic Society Town Hall Meeting, Scott English
Alton
11:00 AM
“An Introduction to U.S. Collecting,” Rodney Juell
Trafalgar
12:00 PM
United Nations First Day Ceremony
Alton
12:00 PM
“A Visit to the Vatican Philatelic Museum,” Ken Gilbert
Trafalgar
1:00 PM
Third Reich Study Group, Chris Kolker, host
Trafalgar
1:00 PM
British North America Philatelic Society Show and Tell
Windsor
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights by Cheryl R. Ganz
Carol Gordon, Cachetmaker by Susan B. Jones
The History of Airmail in Poland by Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski
CPS Booth
2:00 PM
“German Postal History 1923, What to Look For,” Peter Weisensel
Trafalgar
2:00 PM
Collectors Club of Chicago and Collectors Club of New York Joint Meeting (members only) with Featured Presentations: “Penny Black, Penny Machin – Which Is More Important?” Lawrence Haber & “Counterfeit Stamps and Their Makers/Sellers,” Leonard H. Hartmann
Alton
3:00 PM
“Roundtable: A Closer Look at the Third Reich,” Dave Ripley
Trafalgar
4:00 PM
“The New Scott Digital Catalogue,” Jay Bigalke
Windsor
6:00 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Closes for the Day
 
6:30 PM
Germany Philatelic Society Reception (no host)
*****
7:00 PM
Germany Philatelic Society Awards Banquet (advance ticket required)
*****
9:00 PM
Germany Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite
*****
9:00 PM
Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite
*****

Saturday, November 20

Time
Event
Location
8:00 AM
Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Board Meeting (closed meeting)
*****
8:00 AM
Germany Philatelic Society Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Marlborough
10:00 AM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Opens
 
10:00 AM
Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ) Seminar: “Exhibit Freedom Allowed by the 7th Edition Judging Manual and How We Got Here,” Mike Ley
Alton
10:00 AM
Germany Philatelic Society Annual Members Meeting
Marlborough
11:00 AM
“Buying and Selling with HipStamp.com,” Kat Hart
Trafalgar
11:00 PM
Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Annual Members Meeting
Windsor
12:00 PM
"Postal Systems in Liberated Poland – 1944-45," Dr. James Mazepa
Windsor
12:00 PM
American Topical Association Roundtable
Alton
12:00 PM
Chicago Philatelic Society Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Trafalgar
12:30 PM
Chicago Philatelic Society Membership Meeting
Trafalgar
1:00 PM
CPS Featured Presentation: “Alphabet Soup,” Tony Dewey
Trafalgar
1:00-2:00 PM
Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
The History of Airmail in Poland by Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski
CPS Booth
2:00 PM
Lithuanian Philatelic Society Meeting
Windsor
2:00 PM
Germany Philatelic Society, Chicagoland Chapter 5 Meeting, Hosting Zeppelin & Airship Collectors, with Featured Presentation: “Around the World on the Graf Zeppelin,” Jim Hill
Trafalgar
3:00 PM
Literature Judges’ Feedback Forum
Alton
3:00 PM
AAPE Open Forum on Exhibiting, Tony Dewey
Leighton
4:00 PM
Philatelic Judges’ Feedback Forum
Leighton
6:00 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Closes for the Day
 
6:30 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Awards Banquet Reception (no host)
Marlborough
7:00 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Awards Banquet (advance ticket required)
Marlborough & Prescott
7:00 PM
Germany Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite
*****
9:00 PM
Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite
*****

Sunday, November 21

Time
Event
Location
9:00 AM
German Colonies Collectors Group Meeting
Alton
10:00 AM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Opens
 
10:00 AM
“CAPEX 22, International One-Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition in Toronto, June 9-12, 2022,” David McLaughlin & CAPEX Committee Members
Trafalgar
10:00 AM
“German Air Mail,” Rudi Anders
Alton
11:00 AM
“Using the Internet in Philatelic Research: Inspiration, Serendipity, and Hard Work. An Early German Commercial Air Passenger’s First Flight,” Ken Gilbert
Alton
11:00 AM
AAPE and CHICAGOPEX Meeting (closed meeting)
Trafalgar
12:00 AM
"1966 Polish Millennium Commemorative Stamp," Ron Klimley
Windsor
1:00 PM
Tour with an APS Accredited Judge of Poland-Related Exhibits.
*****
1:00 PM
“An Introduction to German Rural Mail (Landpost) Markings and Cancels,” Ken Gilbert
Alton
1:00 PM
Illinois Postal History Society Meeting and Show and Tell
Carlyle
1:00-2:00
Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights by Cheryl R. Ganz
Carol Gordon, Cachetmaker by Susan B. Jones
CPS Booth
3:00 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Exhibits Close
 
4:00 PM
CHICAGOPEX ’21 Closes
 

List is correct as of October 25, 2021; room locations are subject to change