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CHICAGOPEX 2018 Honors the 200th Anniversary of Illinois Statehood, the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I and Two Convening Societies

CHICAGO, August 18, 2018 - Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS) will present its annual philatelic exhibition, CHICAGOPEX, Nov. 16, 17 and 18, 2018, at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. 60413

This year’s show theme is Honoring: Illinois Bicentennial and the Centennial of the End of World War I. Two societies are holding conventions at CHICAGOPEX 2018: France and Colonies Philatelic Society and the Society for Czechoslovak Philately.

There will be approximately 250 frames of philatelic material on display at this World Series of Philately event. 2018 marks the 52nd anniversary of the show’s philatelic literature competition, with books and other materials on display. This is one of two such annual competitions in the U.S.

The show bourse will feature about 75 dealers from the United States and Europe, offering a vast array of material to interest everyone from the beginning collector to the advanced collector and exhibitor. The U.S. Postal Service and the U.N. Postal Administration will also attend.

The show includes a youth / beginners’ booth, as well as meetings and speakers from local clubs (including CPS and Germany Philatelic Society Chapter #5) and the convening societies. Meetings and talks are free and open to the public.

Saturday night will also feature a catered awards banquet. Tickets must be purchased in advance and dress is business casual. Please see the CHICAGOPEX website for details.

Admission and parking are free. Show hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to contact the hotel (phone: 630-773-4000) to make reservations and to mention CHICAGOPEX for the special room rate.

About Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS):

Organized Oct. 8, 1886, continuing the Chicago Stamp Collectors Union, which was organized in Dec. 1884. CPS is chapter no. 1 of the American Philatelic Society and one of two organizations with the longest uninterrupted service to philately in the United States. Each month, CPS holds meetings on the third Thursday in downtown Chicago at the Harold Washington Library (400 S. State St.) in meeting room 3N-6. Meetings run 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and usually include a philatelic presentation and society business. All are welcome. Many speakers are advanced collectors who share insights on exciting stamp and postal history subjects. Some members and guests attend a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Berghoff (17 W. Adams St.).

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For more information, contact:
Melanie Rogers
Publicity Chair, CPS