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In 2017, the COMPEX Show Committee, comprised of members of the below clubs, was named a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. We are pleased to strengthen our connection to the national philatelic society for collectors and dealers.



Austin Philatelic Club (APC) is a general-interest stamp club serving western Chicago and the near-west suburbs. A chapter of the American Philatelic Society (APS), APC meets monthly [usually at noon on a Wednesday] at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Hall, ​5800 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL; for information on the day and time, please use the contact shown below. Meetings include APS stamp sales circuits; guests are always welcome. APC has a philatelic library. For information, please contact: Joe Sedivy, P.O. Box 410602, Chicago, IL 60641 [email: jnjsed717@aol.com].
 
Baden-Powell Philatelic Association of Illinois (BPPA) is a specialist society whose members collect worldwide issues relating to the Boy and Girl Scouting Movements. Baden-Powell is Chapter #1 of the
Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI), which is an affiliate of the APS. BPPA holds meetings six or seven times per year at shows and other locations in the Chicagoland area; guests are always welcome. The main communication for members is the SOSSI Journal. For BPPA information, please contact: Jim Byrne, P.O. Box 734, St. Charles, IL 60174 [email: jebyrne37@yahoo.com].
 
Chicagoland First Day Cover Society (CFDCS) is a specialist society devoted to the collecting and creating of FDCs of the United States and other countries. CFDCS is Chapter #6 of the
American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS), which is an affiliate of the APS. CFDCS holds meetings at the annual COMPEX and CHICAGOPEX shows, with additional meetings in the Chicagoland area during the year; guests are always welcome. For information, please contact: Robert Tatara, P.O. Box 477, Dundee, IL 60118 [email: yelmech@aol.com].
 
Evanston-New Trier Philatelic Society (ENTPS) is a general-interest stamp club serving the near-north suburbs.  A chapter of the APS, ENTPS meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of each month at
JourneyCare, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL. Members usually gather at 7:00 p.m. to swap stamps, followed by programs including guest speakers, APS slide shows, swap nights, panel discussions, full-scale auctions (on the first Wednesdays of March, June and October) and a holiday party in January. Guests are always welcome. For information, contact: ENTPS, PMB #302, 7144 N. Harlem, Chicago, IL 60631 [email: sailfishun@att.net;
tel. 773-631-5389].
 
Germany Philatelic Society (GPS), Chicagoland Chapter #5 of the APS-affiliated national GPS organization, is a specialist society whose members collect Germany or Germany-related material. Also a chapter of the APS, GPS Chapter #5 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month (except May, November and December) at the Burgundy Restaurant, 5959 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL. The meetings feature speakers and stamp trading sessions; guests are always welcome. Join us for Dutch treat dinner at 6:00 p.m. For information, please contact: David Witkosky
[email: vw5701@yahoo.com].
 
Israel-Palestine Philatelic Society of America (IPPSA) is a specialist society whose members are devoted to the study and exchange of information on all aspects of Holy Land Philately, including the Turkish or Forerunner period, the British Mandate period, the Interim period of 1948, modern Israel, the Holocaust and Judaica. IPPSA is the Chicago chapter of the APS-affiliated
Society of Israel Philatelists (SIP). IPPSA meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month (except December to March), starting at 7:15 p.m., at the Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave., Lincolnwood, IL. Philatelic programs are followed by a short business session; guests are always welcome. For information, please contact:
Dr. Robert B. Pildes, 1319 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-4131
[e-mail: rpildesmd@gmail.com].
 
North Shore Philatelic Society (NSPS) is a general-interest stamp club serving Chicago's North Side. A chapter of the APS, NSPS meets sporadically. For information, please contact: Michael Bisberg [email: mbisber@att.net].
 
Scandinavian Collectors Club (SCC), Chapter 4 of the APS-affiliated
national SCC organization, is a specialist society devoted to promoting the philately of the Scandinavian countries. Also a chapter of the APS, SCC Chapter 4 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday in September, October and January through June, plus the first Thursday in December, at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines, IL (just south of the Des Plaines train station); guests are always welcome. For information, contact:
Ronald B. Collin, P.O. Box 63, River Grove, IL 60171
[email: collinr@ameritech.net].
 
United Nations Collectors of Chicagoland (UNCC) is a specialist society devoted to all aspects of United Nations philately. The first chapter of the APS-affiliated
United Nations Philatelists, UNCC meets occasionally at Stamp King, 7139 W. Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL; please contact us for meeting dates; guests are always welcome. For information, contact: UNCC, 7139 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago, IL, 60656 [email: stampkingchicago@hotmail.com; tel. 773-775-2100].



Great news! APS is offering show special at COMPEX! $20 for membership for the rest of 2017! APS Director of Special Projects Tom Horn will be at the show on Saturday.

COMPEX Member Clubs