Compex '95 opens may 24!

Compex '95 opens may 24!

Post by benjamin.co.. » Tue, 07 May 1996 04:00:00



COMPEX STAMP SHOW MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Stamp collectors have a treat in store at the 39th annual COMPEX
Stamp Show, Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25, and 26, 1996, at the
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Subject: Compex '95 opens may 24!

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Date: Mon, 06 May 96 23:01:42 -500
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COMPEX STAMP SHOW MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Stamp collectors have a treat in store at the 39th annual COMPEX
Stamp Show, Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25, and 26, 1996, at the
Holiday Inn O'Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont.  The
COMPEX 96 Stamp Show features an exhibit of 420 16-page frames, a
bourse of over 70 dealers, a banquet, and the unique 140+ page
COMPEX directory, chock full of interesting articles and
information.  Admission to the stamp show is free.

The bourse of over 70 dealers will provide a wide range of stamps,
covers, and supplies for beginners and the most sophisticated of
collectors, whether they are seeking traditional, postal history,
or topical materials.  The United States Postal Service and United
Nations Postal Administration booths will have their current
stamps for sale at face value.

COMPEX '96, is a produced by 12 Chicagoland stamp clubs with each
club having its own individual exhibits, judges, and awards, all
under the COMPEX umbrella.  COMPEX '96 commemorates the 125th
Anniversary of the Chicago Fire by honoring fire fighters and the
rebuilding of Chicago after the Fire.  Show cachets commemorating
this anniversary with a special United States Postal Service show
cancellation will be available for each of the three days of the
show.  The USPS will also cancel visitors' covers with the special
COMPEX 96 show cancellation.

The COMPEX Beginners' Booth will provide stamps, handouts, and
other special features for beginning collectors of all ages.

Other educational features of COMPEX will be a seminar on
exhibiting conducted by the American Association of Philatelic
Exhibitors and a lecture on "The Secrets of Attending a Stamp
Show" by Edward Hines.

Clubs holding meetings during COMPEX '96 include Baden-Powell
Philatelic Association of Illinois (Scouts on Stamps), British
North American Philatelic Society (BNAPS) Mid-America Chapter,
Elmhurst-Mexico Philatelic Society, Chicagoland Chapter #5 of the
Germany Philatelic Society, Illinois Postal History Society, Jack
Knight Air Mail Society, Rossica Society of Russian Philately, and
Scandinavian Collectors Club Chicago Chapter #4.  The Arizona
Philatelic Rangers will hold a dinner (by invitation only).

COMPEX member clubs not holding meetings at the show are:
American Topical Association-Chicagoland Chapter 15, Austin
Philatelic Club, Chicagoland Chapter No. 5-Germany Philatelic,
Evanston-New Trier Philatelic Society, Society, Israel-Palestine
Philatelic Society (IPPSA)-Chicago Chapter, North Shore Philatelic
Society, Northwest Philatelic Society, Roosevelt Philatelic
Society, and United Nations Collectors of Chicagoland.

Jacques C. Schiff, Jr., Inc., will once again present the official
show auction at COMPEX '96.  Lots will be available for viewing
during the show prior to the auction.

Richard Drews, Stamp King, will hold an auction on the day
immediately following the show, Monday, Memorial Day, May 27.
Lots may be viewed that morning.

A highlight of the show is the Annual COMPEX Awards Banquet,
during which the Grand Award of each club is presented.  The
Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening, May 28, at the
Holiday Inn O'Hare, with a***tail reception at 6:30 p.m.  ,
followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.    Tickets are $30.00 per person and
advance paid reservations are required.  Reservations may be made
by writing to:  COMPEX '96 Banquet Chairman, P. O. Box 123,
Chicago, IL 60690-0123.  Checks should be made payable to COMPEX
'96; reservations should specify beef, chicken, or fish.  The
deadline for reservations is May 19, 1996.

The COMPEX Directory is unique among US local and national stamp
shows with its numerous feature articles, plus club and show
information.  The directory is $5.00.

Also available at the show will be stamped and cancelled show
cachet covers at $3.00 for a set of 3 (cancelled for each day of
the show), one show cachet cover is $1.25; plain unstamped and
uncanceled cacheted envelopes are $.50 each.

For additional information regarding COMPEX '96 and reduced rate
hotel reservation cards, please write to:  COMPEX '96, P. O. Box
123, Chicago, IL 60690-0123.

COMPEX 96 Schedule and Special Events

Thursday, May 23, 1996
 5:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.    Viewing of Lots:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. Auction

Friday, May 24, 1996
10:00 a.m.  COMPEX 96 Opens; USPS COMPEX Station Opens
10:00 a.m. ? 2:00 p.m.  Viewing of Lots:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. Auction
 3:00 p.m. ? 6:00 p.m.  Viewing of Lots:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. Auction
 4:00 p.m.  USPS COMPEX Station Closes
 7:00 p.m.  Show Closes; UNPA COMPEX Station Closes
 7:00 p.m.  Arizona Philatelic Rangers Dinner (by invitation)
 7:30 p.m.  Auction:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. (First Session)

Saturday, May 25, 1996
10:00 a.m.  COMPEX 96 Opens; USPS COMPEX Station Opens
10:00 a.m. ?12:00 noon  Viewing of Lots:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. Auction
11:00 a.m. ?12:00 noon  Meeting:  British North America Philatelic Society, Mid-
                        America Chapter
 1:00 p.m.  Auction:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. (Second Session)
 1:00 p.m.  ?2:00 p.m.  Lecture:  The Secrets of Attending a Stamp Show, by
                        Edward Hines
 1:00 p.m.  ?3:00 p.m.  Meeting:  Illinois Postal History Society
 1:00 p.m.  ?3:00 p.m.  Meeting:  Jack Knight Air Mail Society
 2:00 p.m.  ?5:00 p.m.  Meeting:  Scandinavian Collectors Club
 3:00 p.m.  ?4:00 p.m.  Seminar:  American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
 3:00 p.m.  ?4:00 p.m.  Meeting:  Germany Philatelic Society
 4:00 p.m.  USPS COMPEX Station Closes
 6:00 p.m.  Show Closes; UNPA COMPEX Station Closes
 6:00 p.m.  COMPEX 96 Awards Banquet:  Cocktails
 7:00 p.m.  COMPEX 96 Awards Banquet:  Dinner

Sunday, May 26, 1996
10:00 a.m.  COMPEX 96 Opens; USPS COMPEX Station Opens
10:00 a.m.  ?11:00 a.m.  Meeting:  Elmhurst-Mexico Philatelic Society
10:00 a.m.  ?11:30 a.m.  Viewing of Lots:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. Auction
11:00 a.m.  ? 1:00 p.m.  Meeting:  Space Topics Study Group (Space Unit)
12:00 noon  Auction:  Jacques C. Schiff, Jr. (Third Session)
 1:00 p.m.  ?3:00 p.m