Shout Out for CHICAGOPEX 2008 – Nov 21-23, 2008

1856 Chicago ILL. to Kankakee City paid the 3 cent domestic letter rate

1856 Chicago ILL. to Kankakee City paid the 3 cent domestic letter rate

November 21-23, 2008
Hours: F 10-6, Sa 10-6, Su 10-4

Sheraton Chicago Northwest
3400 West Euclid Av
Arlington Heights, IL  60005

CHICAGOPEX 2008 is the 122nd annual exhibition of the Chicago Philatelic Society, and is annually the largest stamp show in the Midwest. Over 4800 pages of philatelic material will be on display, and 75 dealers including the United Nations Postal Administration and the United States Postal Service will be in attendance. Both the show and parking are free. This year the theme of CHICAGOPEX is “Enjoy Scandinavian Culture”, as we will be hosting the Scandinavian Collectors’ Club as well as the Mobile Post Office Society and the Auxiliary Markings Club.

The 300 frame exhibition is an American Philatelic Society “World Series of Philately” show, so the grand award winner will be eligible for the APS’ Champion of Champions in 2009. Among the exhibits are Eliot Landau’s “Lincoln, Slavery and the Civil War” which is on its way to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to help commemorate Lincoln’s birth bicentennial in 2009. Also this year in addition to the many fine dealers (the bourse is sold out again this year), Regency-Superior will be holding an auction at the event.

If you attend one stamp show event in your lifetime, CHICAGOPEX 2008 is the place to be! I will be hanging out in the Youth Booth (Lake Ontario room) most of the time where kids can get free stamps. If you stop by, please come say “Hello”; if I am not around ask someone.

If you want to whet your appetite on postal history and philately, and those collecting disciplines’ specific relationship to mail art and artistamps, check out:

More info at:

Here is the list of the traditional exhibits; many local stamp clubs will also be participating with one-frame exhibits:

First Day Covers in the Mailstream
Auxiliary Markings of the German Colonies and Offices Abroad (CPS Member Showcase)
20th Century U. S. Auxiliary Markings Documenting Delay of, or Inability to Deliver, the Mail: The First 50 Years (Court of Honor)
Got Postage?
Twisted Caps – Twisted Mail
Post Office Forms: U. S. Registered Mail 1867-1910
Forgeries of Japanese Postage Stamps
Lithuania 1918-1944 and from 1990
Colonial Central America
Unofficial Registration of Mail in the U. S. 1845-1855
Air Letter Sheets (Aerogrammes) of Trinidad & Tobago 1943-1988
Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Series of 1945-46 and Its First Day Covers
In Celebration of the Centenary of the United States – Great Britain Transatlantic Penny Post, 1 Oct. 2008
Count Zeppelin’s Airships – The Pioneer Period
The First Three U. S. Postal Issues Designed at the B.E.P. 1898-1902
‘Groszy’ Provisional Issues of Poland 1950-1952 and Their Use
German New Guinea 1888-1914
The Murder of Lidice
The Small Heads of the First Definitive Set of the USSR 1923-1927
The Sportsman – Hunter, Angler, and Trapper
Postal Artifacts of the Holocaust
German North Atlantic Catapult Airmail 1929-1935
Evolution of the American Public Library
Washington and Franklin Coils 1914 Issue Perf. 10
Washington and Franklin Coils Rotary Press Issues 1914-1922
United States Prexies – A Rate Study
Forerunners of the Holyland
Revenue Imprinted Railroad Tickets of the Spanish American War Era
Mahatma Gandhi – His Place in India and the World
Prohibition: The Road To, Through, and Out of the Noble Experiment
Christmas Dinner at the Portland Hotel, Portland, OR 1914
Straightline Cancels on Confederate General Issue Stamps
The Development of Electronic Postage
American & British Military Use of Railway Post Offices in 1898 to 1920 (CPS Member Showcase)
Imperial Postmarks of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Chelyabiask to Manchzhyriya
Railway Postmarks of Illinois to 1882
Postmarks of the Traveling Post Offices of Luxembourg
Scandinavian Volunteers in Finland during the Winter War (CPS Member Showcase)
Scandinavian Participation in Wars of the Early Twentieth Century (CPS Member Showcase)
Danish West Indies Mail: 1748-1879 (Court of Honor)
Mail between Norway and Denmark
Denmark: Conscience, Conflict, and Camps 1932-1949
Slesvig: from Danish Duchy to Prussian Province 1587-1867
Denmark: The Christian X Issues of the 1940s and Their First Day Covers
Canceled Lund
Finnish Railway to St. Petersburg 1870-1918
Sweden – The Medallion Definitives, 1910-1919
Usage of the Ring Stationery of Finland 1891-1911
The Local Stamps of Sweden 1856-1872
The First Postage Stamps of Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway, Sweden
The Three Skilling Posthorn
Iceland: King Christian IX Issue

– Andrew Oleksiuk – Board Member – Chicago Philatelic Society


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