There are five shows on the philatelic calendar this week.
Today is the final day of Chicagopex 2017, the annual convention of the Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS). The convention is being held at the Westin Chicago Northwest on 400 Park Blvd. in Itasca, which is less than five hours from the Detroit-Windsor tunnel near Windsor, Ont. The bourse includes 75 dealers from the U.S. and Europe offering a vast array of material to interest everyone. The U.S. Postal Service and the U.N. Postal Administration will also be in attendance, and the show will include a youth booth with free stamps and supplies for children.
Among today’s highlights is an 11 a.m. book signing by Justin Gordon, author of “Holocaust Postal History.” Copies of the books will also be available for sale.
In addition to the three book signings, there are 290 frames of material on display with something of interest for all attendees. This year also marks the 51st anniversary of the philatelic literature competition. Chicagopex judges also evaluate electronic literature such as websites, blogs and online articles.
The annual convention, celebrating 131 years of the CPS, features two convening societies—the Society of Israel Philatelists and the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group. For more information about the three-day show, click here.
Later this week, on Nov. 24-25, the international stamp show of Montreal, Exup 42, will be held at the Maison du Citoyen on 7501 Rue François-Perreault in Montréal, Que. The show will be open on Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be 15 dealers on the bourse as well as a Canada Post draw.
On Nov. 25, the Waterloo Region Stamp Club will host its third annual stamp show, StampFun 2017, at the Royal Canadian Legion on 316 Marsland Dr. in Waterloo, Ont. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and include upwards of 10 dealers, a silent auction, circuit books and door prizes. Admission and parking are both free. For a list of dealers, click here.
The Summerland Stamp Show and Bourse will also be held on Nov. 25 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church on 9311 Prairie Valley Rd. in Summerland, B.C. Sponsored by the Okanagan Mainline Philatelic Society, the show will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and include door prizes as well as a stamp auction. Admission is free.
Rounding out the week in shows is the Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Show hosted by the North Shore Numismatic Society at the Nikkei Centre on 6688 Southoaks Cres. in Burnaby, B.C. The show will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the bourse will include 40 tables of coins, stamps, banknotes, tokens, medals, postcards, art, pins and more. Free underground parking is available on site. Admission is $2 (children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult).
For more information about upcoming shows, visit our “Events” page.