COMPEX is the annual exhibition of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland, staged by nine local stamp clubs.

Theme: Honoring the
U.S. Armed Forces

150-Frame Exhibition featuring 
award-winning exhibits from the Collectors Club of Chicago

50 Dealer Booths

U.S. & U.N. Post Offices 

USPS Show Cancels

Youth Area with free stamps

Beginners' Booth 

Society Meetings + Speakers

Snack Bar


For information, 
call 773-775-2100 
or write
7139 W. Higgins Ave.
Chicago, IL 60656

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COMPEX 2018 runs May 18-20, 2018.

Same location! We will update the website as details become available.

COMPEX was the brainchild of co-founders Dr. James Matejka and Ben Reeves, who reasoned that a joint show for all local clubs that staged small annual exhibitions could be a significant event. From the show’s beginning, each involved club presented its own exhibits (and judged them as they saw fit). The show has no overall exhibit awards (and thus does not qualify as an APS “World Series of Philately” show). It has been our delight to present gold-medal/ grand-award exhibits from international-caliber philatelists alongside the first exhibits from novice collectors. COMPEX thus caters to collectors of all ages and all levels. We have had powerful special exhibits at some of our past shows, such as a show given over to the philately of Canada – and the Collectors Club of Chicago exhibits this year and last. We hope you will join us for an enjoyable weekend of a hobby that still holds charm for many of us.

Show Dates and Times: 
May 19-21, 2017;  10am-6pm Fri, Sat; 10am-4pm Sun.

Show Location: 
Forest View Educational Center
2121 S. Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

COMPEX '17: 60th Annual Show