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For Immediate Release

February 6, 2018

NEW LOCATION, NEW DATES FOR COMPEX 2018

Plans are in full swing for COMPEX 2018 on its new weekend of June 1, 2, and 3, and new location at Guerin College Prep, a large high school facility located at 8001 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove, IL, 60171.  River Grove is an adjacent suburb of Chicago on the northwest side. This location is easily reached by major roads and public transportation and is about 6 miles from O’Hare Airport.  Also, Guerin College Prep has a large parking lot, and the building is air conditioned.

Hours of the show are:  Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission and parking are free.

COMPEX 2018 (Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland) is comprised of seven Chicago-area clubs holding their individual exhibits under the same roof at the same time.  COMPEX member clubs will present a wide variety of exhibits.

COMPEX will, again, have a Beginners Booth with free stamps and activities for aspiring and young collectors, whether they are new to the hobby or already working on collections.  Information about collecting is also available for those wanting to get started in the hobby.

A bourse of approximately 40 dealers, including postcard dealers, will be participating to fill the needs of all levels of collecting interests.  Also participating are the United States Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration with their respective postal products and collectibles available. 

Philatelic, postcard, and coin dealers interested in participating in COMPEX 2018 are invited to contact COMPEX President Charles Berg at 773-775-2100.

In addition to exhibits and dealers, several local area clubs will be holding their society meetings during COMPEX, including theChicago Philatelic Society and the Chicagoland Chapter No. 5 of the Germany Philatelic Society. Other societies have not finalized their plans, and these will be announced at a later date.

Make your plans now to attend COMPEX 2018 on the weekend of June 1, 2, and 3.  Please join us at our new location.  There will be something of interest for everyone.

For further information regarding COMPEX 2018, please visit our Contact Us page.

March 23, 2018

COMPEX 2018 Theme: Honoring the 200th Anniversary of Illinois Statehood

COMPEX 2018 will be held June 1, 2, and 3, at the show’s new location at Guerin College Prep, a large high school located at 8001 West Belmont Avenue in River Grove, IL. River Grove is an adjacent suburb of Chicago on the northwest side. This location is easily reached by major roadways and public transportation and is about six miles from O’Hare Airport. Also, Guerin College Prep offers lots of free parking and an air conditioned facility.

Hours of the show are:  Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.

COMPEX 2018 (Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland) is comprised of seven Chicago-area clubs holding their individual exhibits under the same roof at the same time. Member clubs of COMPEX will present a wide variety of exhibits for the viewing pleasure of all in attendance.

This year’s theme is “Honoring the 200th Anniversary of Illinois Statehood.”  A new stamp in honor of this milestone anniversary has been issued by the U. S. Postal Service and will be used on the show cachets. Cachets and a show cancel will be available in keeping with the show’s theme. 

In addition to the member club exhibits, the prestigious Collectors Club of Chicago will have a special section of exhibits by its members, many of whom have received high awards nationally and internationally.

Once again, COMPEX will have its traditional Youth/Beginners Booth with free stamps and activities for young collectors, whether they are new to the hobby or already working on collections. Information about collecting is also available for those wanting to get started in the hobby, regardless of age. 

A bourse of approximately 35 dealers, including a few postcard dealers, will be participating to fill the needs of all levels of collecting interests. The United States Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration will participate with their respective postal products available for purchase. Postcard and coin dealers are also expected. Contact Charles Berg for details (see below for contact information).

In addition to exhibits and dealers, several local area clubs will be holding their society meetings during COMPEX, including the Chicago Philatelic Society with a program still in the planning stages, and the Chicagoland Chapter No. 5, Germany Philatelic Society. Other societies have not finalized their plans as yet and details will be announced at a later date.

For further information regarding COMPEX 2018, please visit the website at compexstampshow.org, or call Charles Berg at 773-775-2100.