The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors exists to share and discuss ideas and techniques for improving standards of exhibit preparation, judging, and the management of exhibitions. AAPE serves the entire range of people who work or have an interest in one or more of these fields; whether novice, experienced, or just beginning to think about getting involved. Through pursuit of our purposes, it is our goal to encourage your increasing participation and enjoyment of philatelic exhibiting, and to ensure the health of this part of our hobby. The AAPE Ameristamp Expo and 2021 Single-Frame Team Competition will take place at Chicagopex this year.

As of March 2021, AAPE and GPS are convening at Chicagopex this year. Please see the AmeriStamp Expo page for details on AAPE.

The German Philatelic Society

The Germany Philatelic Society, the preeminent philatelic organization for Germany and German area collectors in North America, is pleased to hold its 2021 National Meeting at Chicagopex under the auspices of the Chicago Philatelic Society. The society looks forward to a great event with many German exhibits, seminars, programs and the opportunity for philatelic fellowship with our fellow collectors. GPS encourages all those interested in German philately to join them in Chicago on November 19-21. Please see the website for more information.

The Polonus Polish Philatelic Society

The Polonus Polish Philatelic Society is pleased to be a convening society at CHICAGOPEX 2021. Founded in Chicago as a local club, Polonus is, at 82 years old, the world’s leading English language society dedicated to the study and promotion of Polish philately.

Poland’s geographical location and its turbulent history over the past three centuries provides many opportunities for philatelists. Positioned at the epicenter of two world wars, and other conflicts, Poland’s borders were frequently redrawn. Its historical background provides the basis for a multitude of diverse collecting interests and specialization from the pre-stamp era to the present day.

Some of the benefits of membership in Polonus are:

  • Quarterly Bulletin, in full color, with original articles and English translations from foreign publications, and including, a new issues section.
  • Website featuring award winning exhibits, a Polish-English dictionary of philatelic terms, access to digital archives of Polonus Bulletins and related philatelic information.
  • Exhibitor mentoring by experienced Polonus exhibitors.
  • Translation services free to members.
  • Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in in conjunction with APS National Exhibitions.
  • A Polonus Store and eBay site annex offering a wide variety of Polish and related philatelic material.

Please visit the Polonus Society Table, attend our seminars and the Polonus Annual Membership Meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Polonus and becoming a member. As special incentive for joining Polonus at this show, you will receive a copy of the Polonus 75th Anniversary Catalogue and a special member package.

Lithuania Philatelic Society

Lithuania Philatelic Society was founded in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. It is a bilingual organization (English and Lithuanian). We currently have 120 active members of various ethnic origins, but predominantly Lithuanian. Most of the members reside in the United States, but we also have members in Europe (Lithuania, France, Germany), Canada, Japan and Australia. We hold membership meetings in Chicago at least once a year usually in November.