EVENT SCHEDULE FOR CHICAGOPEX 2021

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The CHICAGOPEX exhibition and bourse will be held in the four ballrooms on the main floor of the hotel off the Atrium. The Bourse will be in the Grand and Gallery Ballrooms and Philatelic Exhibits will be in the Abricot and Lakeshore Ballrooms. Youth activities and the Literature exhibits will be in the Chambers Room off the Atrium. All of the other meeting rooms are on the second floor and can be reached by either stairway or elevator – see schedule below.

Thursday, November 18

9:00 PM Polonus Hospitality Suite open to Polonus, Rossica, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Chicago Philatelic Society members and their guests. Visit Polonus Polish Philatelic Society booth for location


Friday, November 19

10:00 AM CHICAGOPEX Opens

11:00 AM American Philatelic Society Town Hall Meeting, Scott English, Alton

12:00 PM “A Visit to the Vatican Philatelic Museum,” Ken Gilbert, Barrington

1:00 PM Third Reich Study Group, Chris Kolker, host Barrington

1:00 PM British North America Philatelic Society show and tell, Edwardian

1:00 - 2:00 PM Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights by Cheryl R. Ganz
Carol Gordon, Cachetmaker by Susan B. Jones
[Hospitality Desk in Lobby]

2:00 PM “German Postal History 1923, What to Look For,” Peter Weisensel, Barrington

2:00 PM Collectors Club of Chicago and Collectors Club of New York Joint Meeting with Featured Speakers: “Penny Black, Penny Machin – which is more important?” Lawrence Haber and “Confederate Counterfeit Stamps and their Makers/Sellers,” Leonard H. Hartmann (members only), Alton

3:00 PM “Roundtable: A Closer Look at the Third Reich,” Dave Ripley, Barrington

6:00 PM CHICAGOPEX Closes for the Day

6:30 PM Germany Philatelic Society Reception (no host)

7:00 PM Germany Philatelic Society Awards Banquet -- advance reservations required

9:00 PM Germany Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite open to GPS and Chicago Philatelic Society members and their guests. Visit GPS booth for location.

9:00 PM Polonus Hospitality Suite open to Polonus, Rossica, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Chicago Philatelic Society members and their guests. Visit Polonus Polish Philatelic Society booth for location.


Saturday, November 20

8:00 AM Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Board of Directors Meeting, Polonus Suite (closed meeting)

8:00 AM Germany Philatelic Society Board Meeting, Stanford (closed meeting)

10:00 AM CHICAGOPEX Opens

10:00 AM Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges seminar: “Exhibit Freedom Allowed by the 7th Edition Judging Manual and How We Got Here,” Mike Ley, Alton

10:00 AM Germany Philatelic Society Annual Members Meeting, Stanford (open to the public)

11:00 AM “An Introduction to U.S. Collecting,” Rodney Juell, Barrington

11:00 AM Polonus Polish Philatelic Society Annual Members Meeting (open to the public), Edwardian

12:00 PM "Postal Systems in Liberated Poland – 1944-45," Dr. James Mazepa, Edwardian

12:00 PM American Topical Association Roundtable, Alton

12:00 PM Chicago Philatelic Society Board (closed meeting), Barrington

12:30 PM Chicago Philatelic Society Membership Meeting, Barrington

1:00 PM Chicago Philatelic Society Featured Speaker: “Alphabet Soup,” Tony Dewey, Barrington

1:00 - 2:00 PM Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
The History of Airmail in Poland by Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski,
Hospitality Desk in Lobby

2:00 PM Lithuanian Philatelic Society Meeting, Edwardian

2:00 PM Germany Philatelic Society Chapter 5 Meeting hosting Zeppelin & Airship Collectors, Featured Speaker: “Around the World on the Graf Zeppelin,” Jim Hill, Barrington

3:00 PM Literature Judges’ Feedback Forum, Alton

3:00 PM AAPE Open Forum on Exhibiting, Tony Dewey, Stanford

4:00 PM Philatelic Judges’ Feedback Forum, Stanford

6:00 PM CHICAGOPEX Closes for the Day

6:30 PM Awards Banquet Reception (no host), Marlborough

7:00 PM Awards Banquet -- ticket required, Marlborough

7:00 PM Germany Philatelic Society Hospitality Suite open to GPS and Chicago Philatelic Society members and their guests. Visit GPS booth for location.

9:00 PM Polonus Hospitality Suite open to Polonus, Rossica, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Chicago Philatelic Society members and their guests. Visit Polonus Polish Philatelic Society booth for location.


Sunday, November 21

9:00 AM German Colonies Collectors Group Meeting, Alton

10:00 AM CHICAGOPEX Opens

10:00 AM “CAPEX 22, International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition in Toronto, June 9-12, 2022” David McLaughlin and CAPEX Committee Members, Barrington

10:00 AM “German Air Mail,” Rudi Anders, Alton

11:00 AM “Using the Internet in Philatelic Research: Inspiration, Serendipity, and Hard Work. An Early German Commercial Air Passenger’s First Flight,” Ken Gilbert, Alton

11:00 AM AAPE and CHICAGOPEX Meeting (closed meeting), Barrington

12:00 PM "1966 Polish Millennium Commemorative Stamp," Ron Klimley, Edwardian

1:00 PM Tour with an APS Accredited Judge of Poland Related Exhibits.
Meet at the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society booth

1:00 PM “An Introduction to German Rural Mail (Landpost) Markings and Cancels,” Ken Gilbert, Alton

1:00 PM Illinois Postal History Society Meeting and Show-and-Tell, Carlyle

1:00 - 2:00 PM Book Signings:
Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, Vols. 1 & 2 by Edward Bergen
U.S. Zeppelin and Airship Mail Flights by Cheryl R. Ganz
Carol Gordon, Cachetmaker by Susan B. Jones,
Hospitality Desk in Lobby

3:00 PM CHICAGOPEX Exhibits Close

4:00 PM CHICAGOPEX Closes