CHICAGOPEX 2019 Hosts Five Convening Societies

CHICAGO, August 31, 2019 - Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS) will present its annual philatelic exhibition, CHICAGOPEX, Nov. 22, 23 and 24, 2019, at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. 60413.

Just before the show, on Thurs. Nov. 21, philatelic expert and dealer James E. Lee will present a one-day On the Road Course on behalf of the American Philatelic Society. The course is entitled Essays and Proofs. To see details, please visit the website.

This year’s show is hosting the annual conventions of: the India Study Circle for Philately, Lithuania Philatelic Society, Polonus Polish Philatelic Society, Rossica Society of Russian Philately, and the Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society.

There will be more than 300 frames of philatelic material on display at this World Series of Philately event. 2019 marks the 53rd 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 club meetings for the Chicago Philatelic Society, Germany Philatelic Society Chapter #5, Scandinavian Collectors Club, the Illinois Postal History Society and the convening societies. All meetings and talks during the show 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