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Chicagopex 2020 literature competition application available

Jun 12, 2020, 8 AM
The only philatelic literature competition in the United States this year will take place at the Chicago Philatelic Society’s Nov. 20-22 Chicagopex stamp show in Itasca, Ill.

By Linn’s Staff

Prospective exhibitors for the Nov. 20-22 Chicagopex stamp show are invited to submit applications for the philatelic literature competition.

The prospectus and application for this competition are available on the show’s website,

The Chicago Philatelic Society will hold this stamp show at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking will be free.

The year 2020 marks the 54th anniversary of the show’s philatelic literature competition, which accepts nearly all forms of philatelic literature.

These forms include books, journals (excluding local club newsletters), catalogs, columns and individual major articles. Acceptable digital entries include websites, blogs and message boards that either stand-alone or are an adjunct to one of the print categories.

The literature competition judging will take place remotely ahead of the in-person show. Should the show be canceled, the literature competition will proceed regardless.

The literature judges will provide feedback by sending written evaluations to all exhibitors after the show.

Chicagopex is also co-hosting Ameristamp Expo 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.

Five specialty societies plan to convene at Chicagopex: the American Society of Polar Philatelists, Military Postal History Society, Mobile Post Office Society, United Postal Stationery Society and Women Exhibitors.

The show bourse is expected to host about 75 dealers from the United States and Europe. The U.S. Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration also plan to attend.

Attendees are asked to contact the show hotel at 630-773-4000 to make reservations. Mention Chicagopex for the special room rate.

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