Upcoming COMPEX 2019 Show to Celebrate the Grand Canyon National Park

Upcoming COMPEX 2019 Show to Celebrate the Grand Canyon National Park

COMPEX 2019 Plans Are Now in the Final Stages – Make Your Plans to Attend!

This year's COMPEX show will be held on the weekend of May 31, June 1 and 2, at its new location of Guerin College Prep. This year's theme is "The 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Grand Canyon National Park." 

COMPEX 2019 (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 2019 will present a variety of exhibits for the viewing pleasure of all in attendance.

Several club meetings with presentations are scheduled for COMPEX this year.

  • Saturday June 1st, 1:00 pm: the Chicago Philatelic Society presents “Franchise Stamps of the Duchy of Modena, Part I” with Michael Bisberg
  • Saturday June 1st, 2:00 pm: the Germany Philatelic Society, Chicagoland Chapter #5, presents a show-and-tell session, “My Favorite German-Area Philatelic Item.” Attendees asked to bring material to share.
  • Saturday June 1st, 3:00 pm: the North Shore Philatelic Society presents “Franchise Stamps of the Duchy of Modena, Part II” with Michael Bisberg.
  • TBA: the Baden-Powell Philatelic Association of Illinois, Chapter #1 of the Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI)

Please check the show programs for meeting room locations. For a full schedule of events, read here.

Learn and Collect at COMPEX

COMPEX 2019 will include a Youth/Beginners’ Booth with free stamps and activities for collectors, whether they are new to the hobby or already working on collections.  Information about collecting will also available for those wanting to get started in the hobby, regardless of age. 

COMPEX will also feature a bourse of approximately twenty-five dealers (details here) to fill the needs of all levels of collecting interests, including philatelic and post card material. 

In addition, the United States Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration with participate with their respective postal products available for purchase.

Mark Your Calendar Today

Make your plans now to attend COMPEX 2019 on the weekend of May 31st to June 2nd, at Guerin College Prep. Admission and parking are free. There will be something of interest for all attendees!

Guerin College Prep is 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 roadways and public transportation and is about 6 miles from O’Hare Airport.  Also, Guerin College Prep has a large parking lot with free parking, and the building is air conditioned, so plan accordingly.

The hours of the show are:

Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information regarding COMPEX 2019, please check the show website, compexstampshow.org, or contract Charles Berg by email at stampkingchicago@hotmail.com or by phone at 773-775-2100.


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