The Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS) will present its annual philatelic exhibition, Chicagopex, on Nov. 16-18 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, which is about a five-hour drive from the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ont.
This year’s show theme is honours Illinois’ bicentennial and the centennial of the end of the First World War. Two societies, the France and Colonies Philatelic Society and Society for Czechoslovak Philately, are holding conventions at Chicagopex.
There will be about 250 frames of philatelic material on display at this American Philatelic Society “World Series of Philately” event. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the show’s philatelic literature competition with books and other materials on display. This is one of two such annual competitions in the U.S.
The show bourse will feature about 75 dealers from the U.S. 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 bourse.
The show includes a youth/beginners’ booth as well as meetings and speakers from local clubs (including the CPS and Germany Philatelic Society Chapter #5) and the convening societies. Meetings and talks are free and open to the public.
Admission and parking are free. Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 16-17 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 18.