US Stamps

Compex stamp show May 31-June 2 in Chicago suburb

May 14, 2019, 9 AM

By Linn’s staff

Compex 2019 will take place the weekend of May 31-June 2 at Guerin College Prep, a large high school facility at 8001 West Belmont Ave. in River Grove, Ill.

River Grove, an adjacent suburb of Chicago on the northwest side, is easily accessed by major roadways and public transportation and is about 6 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and free parking is available.

A bourse of approximately 25 national and local dealers will offer stamps, covers, postcards, coins and supplies to fill the needs of collectors of all levels.

The United States Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration will have their respective postal products available for purchase.

Compex will include its traditional youth and beginners area, offering free stamps, activities and guidance for young and novice collectors.

The show also will host meetings of several societies, including the Chicago Philatelic Society and the Chicagoland Chapter No. 5 of the Germany Philatelic Society.

The Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland, Compex, is organized by seven clubs in the Chicago area: the Austin Philatelic Club; Baden-Powell Philatelic Association of Illinois; Chicagoland First Day Cover Society (American First Day Cover Society Chapter No. 6); the Germany Philatelic Society Chapter No. 5; Israel-Palestine Philatelic Society of America, Chicago Chapter; North Shore Philatelic Society; and the United Nations Collectors of Chicagoland.

The member clubs of Compex, now in its 62nd year, hold their own exhibitions, offering a wide variety of exhibits for the viewing pleasure of all in attendance.

For further information regarding Compex 2019, including maps, a list of nearby hotels and club contact details, visit the show’s website or contact Charles Berg, telephone 773-775-2100 or email

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