Chicagopex 2021 - Our 135th Year!

Thank you for your interest in CHICAGOPEX! This year’s event will be Nov. 19-21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest. For room availability and reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (630) 773-4000, and ask for IN HOUSE RESERVATIONS, or visit Mention CHICAGOPEX or Chicago Philatelic Society for our special room rate of $129. not including taxes. The hotel may quote a $10 per night facility fee, which will be waived for CHICAGOPEX guests.

2021 marks the first year when CHICAGOPEX hosts AmeriStamp Expo, a prominent exhibiting event, which usually includes the Single Frame Champion of Champions competition and award. The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors manages the event. We will post updates as they become available here.

We welcome three convening societies this year: American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, Germany Philatelic Society, and Polonus Polish Philatelic Society. If your organization would like to convene at CHICAGOPEX, please contact Kathy Johnson.

We will host a Philatelic Exhibition, a Philatelic Literature Exhibition, and a Dealer Bourse. The CHICAGOPEX Awards Banquet will be at the show hotel on Saturday evening, Nov. 20; advance reservations are required. Information on all CHICAGOPEX 2021 functions, including the banquet, scheduled meetings, participating postal administrations, and exhibits prospectus and application will be available on this website.

Our November 20 meeting will occur at the Chicagopex show. Please join us for our 2976th meeting. An extraordinary feat!

Our Philatelic Exhibition is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country. Completed application, frame fee, title page and synopsis must reach the Philatelic Exhibits Committee by Sept. 15. We expect to be oversubscribed again this year, and will accept exhibits partially on the basis of application date and completeness; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance no later than Sept. 30. Philatelic Exhibits Contact: Tim Wait, P.O. Box 242 Belvidere, Il 61008. (815) 670-5869

For the 55th consecutive year, CHICAGOPEX will host a Literature Exhibition. Applications and exhibits must reach the Literature Exhibits Committee by Sept. 1; early application is encouraged. Prospective exhibitors will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 15. Literature Exhibits Contact: Ken Trettin; P.O. Box 56, Rockford, IA 50468.

Our Dealer Bourse is expected to feature more than 75 dealers. We are proud of the wide variety of philatelic material offered by leading national and international dealers. Bourse Contact: Charles Berg, 7139 W Higgins Av, Chicago, IL 60656-1972, (773) 775-2100.

We invite philatelic groups to meet at CHICAGOPEX 2021 on one or more days of the show, (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. Contact Dr. Cheryl Ganz at

Show hours are Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

For any other questions, please contact Jerry Nylander, General Chairman

See you at CHICAGOPEX 2021!