CHICAGOPEX 2022 Set for Nov. 18-20

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2022 - Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS) will present its annual philatelic exhibition, CHICAGOPEX, Nov. 18, 19 and 20, 2022, at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. 60413.

For the second time, this year’s show is hosting AmeriStamp Expo in partnership with the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. This event includes the Single Frame Champion of Champions competition, which highlights the top single frame exhibits from World Series of Philately shows around the United States held during the prior year. AmeriStamp Expo also features the annual AAPE Single Frame Team competition.

Sponsored by AAPE and Women Exhibitors, philatelic exhibiting expert Liz Hisey is presenting a free two-day activity entitled “You Be the Judge,” where participants learn about philatelic judging. On Friday, the hour-long session will go over judging fundamentals, including treatment and importance as well as the scoresheet. Participants will have an opportunity to judge actual exhibits, and on Saturday, there will be a two-hour session where they get to compare their findings with those of the show’s jury. The activity is open to exhibitors and non-exhibitors alike, and there is a limit of 10 participants. Those interested should email Liz at

In addition, three specialty societies plan to convene at CHICAGOPEX: Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society – International, the Rossica Society for Russian Philately and the Bermuda Collectors Society.

CPS expects more than 280 frames of philatelic material to be on display at this World Series of Philately event – it is the largest in the Midwest. 2022 marks the 56th anniversary of the show’s philatelic literature competition, with books and other materials on display. The competition also accepts digital entries.

The show bourse is expected to feature at least 70 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, the Illinois Postal History Society and the convening societies. All meetings and talks during the show are free and open to the public. The schedule will be posted to the website ahead of the show.

Saturday night will feature a catered awards banquet. Tickets must be purchased in advance; 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 as a continuation of 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.

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