CHICAGOPEX 2022 Now Accepting Exhibiting Applications

CHICAGO, June 12, 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.

Prospective exhibitors are invited to submit applications for the 2022 show to Philatelic Exhibiting Chairman Tim Wait. Exhibitors are encouraged to apply early while frames remain available. In recent years, CHICAGOPEX exhibitors filled all frames, and the show had a waiting list. The 2022 prospectus and application have been posted to and may be found on the left hand side under Documents.

Literature Competition Chairman Ken Trettin invites entrants to submit applications too. The literature competition prospectus and application are available on the website.

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.

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

CPS expects more than 280 frames of philatelic material to be on display at this World Series of Philately event. 2022 marks the 56th anniversary of the show’s philatelic literature competition, with books and other materials on display. This is one of two such annual competitions for print material in the U.S. The competition also accepts digital entries.

The show bourse is expected to 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, 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 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