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CHICAGOPEX - Nov. 18-20, 2016 (Itasca, IL)
2016 November 18
It's that time of the year again! CHICAGOPEX is the big regional show I attend each year. It's a huge show, and the facility is GREAT.

CHICAGOPEX website: http://www.chicagopex.org

November 18-20, 2016

Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143

Westin Hotel website: https://www.starwoodhotels.com/west...pertyID=1760

Free admission
Free parking

Show hours:

Friday, Nov. 18: 10AM-6PM
Saturday, Nov. 19: 10AM-6PM
Sunday, Nov. 20: 10AM-4PM

Societies with meetings:

The American Air Mail Society
Scandinavian Collectors Club

There's usually a HUGE roster of philatelic exhibits.

BOURSE (those marked with an asterisk are dealers that were not at CHICAGOPEX in 2015):

*A & H Stamps of Minnesota. Bloomington, MN
A to Z Stamps of Arizona. Phoenix, AZ
AAA Stamp & Coin. Lansing, MI
*Antonio Torres. United Kingdom
Paul Aschenbrenner. Wauwautosa, WI
Bardo Stamps. Buffalo Grove, IL
Bare Cove Associates. Hingham, MA
*Bill Barrell. United Kingdom
Fred Boatwright. Hawk Point, MO
Britannia Enterprises. Orleans, MA
*Buythestamp. Arlington Heights, IL
*C&D Philatelics. Ruby, VA
Christoph Gaertner Auctions. Germany
Coast Philatelics. Costa Mesa, CA
Colonial Stamp Co. Los Angeles, CA
Compustamp. Scottsdale, AZ
Connoisseur Stamps & Collectibles, Inc. Chicago, IL
Crown Colony Stamps. Bellaire, TX
*D&E Stamps. Riverdale, IL
D + P Stamps. Chula Vista, CA
DMS Collectibles.Bloomington, IL
David Alex. Glenview, IL
Dennis Hillen Stamps. Prospect, KY
Denny Peoples. Indianapolis, IN
David Grossblat. Phoenix, AZ
Don Tocher/U.S. Classics. Sunapee, NH
Double "J" Stamps. Arlington Heights, IL
Douglas Weisz, U.S. Covers. McMurray, PA
Eric Jackson. Leesport, PA
*Fox River Stamps. Salem, WI
Gary Posner, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
*George Enstrom, Ltd. Byron, IL
Global Philatelic Associates. Vandalia, OH
*Gold Path, Inc. Carmel, IN
HB Philatelics. Florissant, MO
Hunt & Co. Austin, TX
Iowa Stamps and Coins. Ankeny, IA
James E. Lee. Cary, IL
James Taff. Sacramento, CA
*Kurt Schau. Petaluma, CA
Labron Harris. Glen Echo, MD
Len Farrell Stamps. Brookfield, IL
*Linn's Stamp News. Chicago, IL
Long Island Philatelics. Smithtown, NY
MCXI Philatelics. Libertyville, IL
Mark C. Reasoner. Columbus, OH
Markest Stamp Co., Inc. Lynbrook, NY
Mountainside Stamps. Mountainside, NJ
Newport Harbor Stamp Co. Newport Beach, CA
PSAG. Melbourne, FL
Pack-Rat Covers. Oshtemo, MI
Paul Aschenbrenner. Wauwautosa, WI
Regency-Superior Auctions. St. Louis, MO
Richard Friedberg. Meadville, PA
Riverbank Treasures. New Lisbon, WI
Robertson Tracy Enterprises, LLC. Glendale, CA
Roy's Stamps. Canada
*Schoonmaker Enterprises. Richfield, MN
Scott Mitchell Stamp & Coin. La Grange, IL
Smyth's Stamp Shoppe. Onalaska, WI
Stamp Center of Texas. Boerne, TX
Stamp King. Chicago, IL
Stamps 'N Stuff. Des Moines, IA
Stanley Piller. Alamo, CA
Stephen T. Taylor. 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
USPS. Itasca, IL
United Nations Postal Administration. Chicago, IL
Village Stamp & Coin. Zionsville, IN
Wayne Gehret. Ephrata, PA
Webster F. Stickney. Parker, CO
*Willard S. Allman. Ridgewood, NJ
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An excellent show. Amazing exhibits. Grew up in Chicago and my father took me to many stamp shows. Loved the Palmer House. Enjoy!
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And the weather promises to be better as well, with no blizzard although still a bit crazy:
Thursday
Partly Cloudy 69 56 10% S 17 mph 62%

Fri Nov 18
rain PM Rain/Wind 65 32 70% SSW 24 mph 63%

Sat Nov 19
wind Partly Cloudy/Wind 41 27 20% WNW 25 mph 50%
Sun Nov 20 Sunny 38 26 0% NNW 12 mph 51%
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Yep, I'm hitting the road at 8AM tomorrow. Should be there about noonish. Going to meet up with Bart (revcollector) in the afternoon and some dealers during setup to grab some things to browse through tomorrow night. Saturday evening, a bunch of us are getting together in my suite to have a revenue stamp trading/buying/selling party. Order in some Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza and have a nice relaxing evening rummaging through stamps.

Should be fun.
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I can see it now: "No, wait! That was the Mauritius Post Office, not the extra jalapeno!"
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And much fun was had by all...

Just got home about 3 hours ago. Wallet empty, but satchel full. Friday night was great fun, with revenue trading/buying/selling going on until after 11pm, and then two of us reconvening Saturday morning to continue.

I got a chance to put faces to several names.

Images of all sorts of revenue goodies to come...
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It was much fun. You got to view more than I did as I was working, but am very happy with my haul. Great fun Friday and got to meet essayk as well, a real pleasure.
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