Welcome to the 62nd Annual Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland

Member Clubs

Seven clubs come together to plan COMPEX:

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.

If you are a member of a Chicagoland stamp club and are interested in having your club participate, please email COMPEX President Charles Berg via the Contact Us page.

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 does not have a set meeting schedule or location; for information on the day and time, please use the contact listed here. 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 devoted to collecting of First Day Covers (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. For information, please contact: Susan Jones, Secretary [email: sjones1665@comcast.net or phone: 702-612-2358].

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 June, September, November and December) at the Burgundy Restaurant, 5959 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL. The meetings feature speakers, games and show and tell; 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 2 p.m., at the 2nd floor of the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, 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 at Compex and Chicagopex. For information, please contact: Michael Bisberg [email: mbisber@gmail.com].

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].