CHICAGOPEX 2018 - Nov. 16-18, Itasca, IL USA

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by revenuecollector, Oct 19, 2018.


    November 16-18, 2018

    Westin Chicago Northwest
    400 Park Blvd
    Itasca, IL 60143

    Groups meeting at the show:

    France and Colonies Philatelic Society, Inc.
    Society for Czechoslovak Philately, Inc.

    1 book signing:

    Nov. 16 and 17, 12:30 p.m. – "Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting" by Rodney Juell

    Events of interest:

    Friday, Nov. 16 at 4:00pm - APS Town Hall Meeting hosted by Scott English

    Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:00AM - Screening of the documentary film "Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection"

    Several other talks and meetings throughout the weekend. See the show website for more information:

    The bourse diagram that they are providing on the website is a low-resolution Nth-generation scan, not very useful. So I've created one that has all of the dealers in their respective booths.

    High res printable PDF link:



    A to Z Stamps of Arizona. Tempe, AZ

    AAA Stamp & Coin. Lansing, MI

    Antonio Torres. London, United Kingdom

    Bardo Stamps. Buffalo Grove, IL

    Christoph Gartner Auctions. Germany

    Coast Philatelics. Costa Mesa, CA

    Colonial Stamp Co. Los Angeles, CA

    Compustamp. Scottsdale, AZ

    Connoisseur Stamps & Collectibles. Chicago, IL

    Croakers Collectibles. McFarland, WI

    Crown Colony Stamps. Bellaire, TX

    D & E Stamps. Riverdale, IL

    D + P Stamps. Chula Vista, CA

    David Alex. Glenview, IL

    Dennis Hillen Stamps. Prospect Heights, KY

    Denny Peoples. Indianapolis, IN

    Don Tocher/U.S. Classics. Sunapee, NH

    Double 'J' Stamps. Arlington Heights, IL

    Dutch Country Auctions. Wilmington, DE

    Eric Jackson. Leesport, PA

    Etradegoods. Carmel, IN

    Fairwind Philatelics. Beaufot, NC

    Filat AG/Richard Johnson. Zuerich, Switzerland

    Fox River Stamps. Salem, WI

    Fred Boatwright. Hawk Point, MO

    Gary Posner, Inc. Rockville Centre, NY

    George Enstrom, Ltd. Byron, IL

    Gold Path, Inc. Carmel, IN

    H.B. Philatelics. Florissant, MO

    House of Zion. Redwood City, CA

    Hunt & Co. Austin, TX

    James E. Lee. Oak Brook, IL

    James Taff. Sacramento, CA

    Kay & Company. Edmond, OK

    Kremel's Korner. Villa Park, IL

    Kurt Schau. Petaluma, CA

    Labron Harris. Glen Echo, MD

    Len Farrell Stamps. Brookfield, IL

    Linn's Stamp News. Sidney, OH

    Long Island Philatelics. Smithtown, NY

    Mark C. Reasoner. Columbus, OH

    MCXI Philatelics. Libertyville, IL

    Markest Stamp Co. Lynbrook, NY

    Mountainside Stamps. Mountainside, NJ

    Newport Harbor Stamp Co. Newport Beach, CA

    Pack-Rat Covers. Oshtemo, MI

    PSAG. Melbourne, FL

    R.A. Houser Stamps. Williamsport, PA

    RASLAD Enterprises. Gallup, NM

    Richard Friedberg. Meadville, PA

    Riverbank Treasures. New Lisbon, WI

    Robertson Tracy Enterprises. Glendale, CA

    Roy's Stamps. St. Catherines, ON, Canada

    Rusty Shoaf. West Lafayette, IN

    Schoonmaker Enterprises. Richfield, MN

    Scott Mitchell. La Grange, IL

    Smyth's Stamp Shoppe. Onalaska, WI

    Stamp Art. Lincoln City, OR

    Stamp Center of Texas. Boerne, TX

    Stamp King. Chicago, IL

    Stamps 'N' Stuff. Des Moines, IA

    Stanley Piller. Alamo, CA

    Stephen T. Taylor. Surbiton, Surrey, United Kingdom

    Sterling Stamps. Brighton, MI

    Terry Kurzinski. Cherry Valley, IL

    The Classic Collector. Syracuse, NY

    The Classic Philatelist. Crossville, TN

    Toga Associates. Fairfield, CT

    Triple S Postal History, Inc. Urbana, OH

    United Nations Postal Administration. New York City

    United States Postal Service. Itasca, IL

    Victoria Stamp Co. Sharon Springs, NY

    Village Stamp & Coin. Zionzville, IN

    Volovski Rarities. Thomaston, CT

    Wayne Gehret. Ephrata, PA

    Webster F. Stickney. Parker, CO

    Weisz Stamps & Covers. New Orleans, LA

    Willard S. Allman. Franklin Lakes, NJ
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  2. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Somewhat tempted to attend this one...anybody else with plans to be there?
  3. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    To far away for me.

  4. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Chicago... in the dead of winter. In the 80s-90s I had to go to Chicago 3x-4x a year on business. I hid out in the Carlton Club bar most of the time.:smug:
  5. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    I echo Don's answer....too far away. I'm not conditioned for cold and snow anymore. If I remember correctly Chicago experienced the polar vortex the past 2 winters. Brrrrr.
  6. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    I'm headed to Grapevine, Texas, today for the annual Mid-Cities Stamp Show. Grapevine is a good venue and there is always a good turnout of dealers and collectors at this show.

    I'll post a report on how it went.

  7. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Don.....many moons ago when I lived in Texas,I remember going to this show,and others in the Dallas Ft Worth area.
    I really miss being able to go to different shows ...have lived in Ecuador now for over 6 years and never a sniff of a show .Still,this gives me an excuse to travel back to the UK now and again....
  8. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm back home safely from the Texas trip. i say safely because driving in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area is always high stress for me. Traffic is heavy during the day and horrendous during rush hours. That aspect aside, attending the show was the usual pleasant experience. Attendance was excellent for a work day and, at times, I had to wait to get a seat at a dealer's table. Twenty-eight dealers had tables and I think there were about 57 or 58 exhibits.

    The exhibits were a mixed bag. Not as well done compared to those I have seen at other shows. Several of them, I though lacked a philatelic focus with too much non-philatelic materials included. Very few classical stamps exhibited. One exhibit reminded me of my recent posts here about the Gold Strike Stamp Company, i.e. the trading stamps. An exhibitor put up his collection of 4,600 trading stamps and he said it was not yet complete!

    The dealers' stock seemed light on covers, but covers are bulky and stamps are just easier to transport. I did manage to buy a few of both. I found three foreign dealers covers, one of which I am hoping Werner will provide a translation of the text included. The stamps I purchased are not exciting, but they were items I have not been able to find in the stamp sales circuits I regularly receive. The best was Argentina Sc. 617, the 20 pesos Eva Peron stamp issued in 1952, lightly canceled.

    Grapevine is my last show until next June at Oklahoma City. I also hope to attend the regional American Philatelic Society show in Omaha next fall.

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