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to ROPEX 2004!
Friday, June 10, 10 AM
Webster Community Field House
ROPEX 2004 was June 18-20
Webster Community Field House
800 Five Mile Line Road, Webster
Free Admission and Parking - Smoke-Free

Celebrating... Birds of North America
Click the dome to go to the Washington 2006 web site!

Featuring...
Multi-State Postal History Society "Exhibitor Challenge"
First Annual Meeting of the newly formed Auxiliary Markings Club
First Annual ROPEX Guest Lecture
"Dusty" Miller Auction (View Lots - Now with Prices Realized!)

2004 Show Program Click here to view the final version of show program (PDF)

General inquiries about the 2004 show may be E-mailed here or addressed to:
ROPEX 2003, 42 Maynard Street, Rochester, NY 14615-2022


Take a look at the home of ROPEX!

      

We're at the Webster Community Field House, located at Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Road and Publisher's Parkway in Rochester's northeast suburb of Webster. Built in 2001, the facility offers 21,000 sq. ft. of unobstructed one-level space. It is a 25 minute drive from the Rochester International Airport and city center.


ROPEX 2004 Show Committee

George Fekete- Show Chairman, Show Program Editor
Rick Kase- Show Vice Chairman, Cachet Sales Manager
John Cali- Meeting Manager
Joe Doles- Staging Manager, Flyer Manager, Cancel & Cachet Designer
Thomas M. Fortunato- Bourse Manager, Publicity
Herman Gross- Youth Activities
Mary Iman- Youth Activities
Ed Kawasaki- Advertising Manager
Jim Piecuch- Youth Activities Co-Manager
Ada M. Prill- Exhibits Manager
Chuck Schultz- Hospitality Table Manager, Volunteers Coordinator
Rich Spinelli- Treasurer, Dime Stamps Manager
Raymond Stone- Awards Manager, Banquet Manager
Ann Triggle- Judging Manager
Frank Tritto- Pre-Show Assistant


ROPEX 2004 Special Events

Friday 8-10 AM- ROPEX Dealers' Bourse- Stamp dealers not reserving tables for ROPEX are invited to enter the show early for a $20 admission fee with appropriate identification (business card, etc.). The show opens to the public at 10 AM with free admission.

Friday 6:15 PM: Live Auction- Betty "Dusty" Miller was a long-time member of the Rochester Philatelic Association. Her philatelic holdings of primarily postal history will be auctioned off. There is especially good strength in Alaskan territorial material, along with airmail postal history, postmarks, andan assortment of items.

***** View the auction lots by clicking here. *****

Saturday 9-10 AM: "Breakfast at ROPEX" Lecture- Join us for a complimentary continental breakfast and a presentation by Linn's columnist, exhibitor and judge John Hotchner. John will be speaking about his role on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, the group which selects subjects and stamp designs for future US stamps. RSVP recommended by June 10, as space is limited. Click here to tell us of your attendance.


star ROPEX 2004 Schedule & Events star

Meetings will take place in rooms at the field house and are open to everyone. The facility is handicap accessible. A concessions stand will operate during show hours providing snacks and lunches run by the Webster Athletic Booster Organization.

Members of the public are welcome to bring stamps and other philatelic items to the show to help identify them and get a free informal appraisal of their value. Visit the RPA table at the entrance for assistance.

Details are subject to change. All meetings are open to the public except as noted.

Thursday, June 17
8 AM-6 PM...ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 2-6 PM)

Friday, June 18
8-10 AM........Dealers' Bourse- $20 entry fee for non-ROPEX dealers w/business card
10 AM...........Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
10 AM-6 PM..Prize drawings throughout the day
3 PM.............ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (Room 1)
6 PM.............Show closes
6:15 PM.........Live Auction- The Dusty Miller Postal History collection

Saturday, June 19
9-10 AM........"Breakfast at ROPEX" Lecture- "How Stamps are Selected:
                     The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee" with John Hotchner (cafeteria).
                     Join us for a complimentary continental breakfast. RSVP, as space is limited.

10 AM...........Show opens
10 AM-5 PM..Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
11 AM...........APS Town Meeting (Room 1)
12:30-2 PM....Seminar/Discussion on Future of State Postal History Societies, hosted by Empire State
                     Postal History Society (Room 1)

1-3 PM..........Auxiliary Markings Club Annual Meeting (Room 2)
2 PM.............American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Seminar TBD (Room 1)
3-4:30 PM......Judges Exhibit Critique (Room 1)
5 PM.............Show closes
6 PM.............ROPEX Awards Banquet- The Venetian, 767 Holt Road, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30

Sunday, June 20
10 AM-4 PM..Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
11 AM...........APS Judging Seminar- Postal History with Ann Triggle and Bill Bauer (Room 2)
11 AM...........The Marmalades (Room 1)
12-2 PM.........NY Philatelic Bandits Hootenanny & Pizza Party (Room 1)
4 PM..............Show closes
4 PM..............Exhibitor's Reception and Exhibit Pickup (Room 1)


For Exhibitors...

ROPEX Medals

Phil Stager
Judging Chairman
St. Petersburg, FL

Bob Meegan
East Aurora, NY

Art Groten
Fishkill, NY


Harvey Tilles
High Point, NC

William Schultz
West Chester, PA
Apprentice


Bill Bauer
Unadilla, NY

Each 16 page frame is $8 for multi-frames, or $20 for a single frame. Youth under age 21, $5 per frame. We often are filled several months in advance. ROPEX is the last "Champion of Champions" qualifier of the season before STAMPSHOW! Ada Prill is the Exhibits Manager, home phone (585)328-2438 or write:

ROPEX 2004 Exhibits, 130 Trafalgar St, Rochester, NY 14619-1224
Email:
aprill@rochester.rr.com


ROPEX 2004 Exhibits - 252 frames - Our frames are completely filled!
(Exhibit Layout)        (Awards Palmares)

Click for: - Plan page - Synopsis page -Title Page & Award

Exhibitor Name
# frames, Division
Exhibit Title Description
Paul G. Abajian
10 frames, Postal
Machine Cancels of Vermont, 1897-1940
VERMEIL
Machine cancels of VT including all of the recorded rarities plus a large showing of the town usages, approximately 98% complete.
Paul G. Abajian
10 frames, Postal
U.S. Classic Issues 1845 - 1888: A Selection of Vermont Usages
GOLD
Classic US stamps including the Brattleboro Provisional, Scott #1,2,7 to 17, plus many others, including uses to foreign shores.
Charles Adrion
Single frame, Postal
Precancels Seen on Scott's #415
SILVER
These off-cover copies of the nine cent 1914 issue show the varied precancel styles in use during the early parcel post era.
Thomas F. Allen
Single frame, Postal
Ohio City
GOLD
Townmarks and rate markings during Oho City's existence.
Thomas F. Allen
8 frames, Postal
Cleveland (to 1868)
GOLD
Cleveland postmarks, rates and auxiliary markings and locals and carriers from 1806 illustrating U.S. postal practices and rates.
Duncan Barber
6 frames, Postal
Great Britain: Elizabethan Pre-Decimal Civilian Postal Rates 1952 May 01 to 1971 February 14
VERMEIL
Postal history from Great Britain spanning roughly the first 20 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, including unusual rates and destinations.
Karen Barber
4 frames, Postal
Hradcany "GLITCHES" 1918-1920: A Different Look
SILVER
Various aspects of the issue, including production problems and slight design differences among the denominations, addressing their causes. This is not a plate study!
MaryAnn Bowman
single frame, Postal
The Mafeking Blues
PLATINUM
A study of the stamps produced locally in Mafeking using a photographic process and in use for only 5 1/2 weeks.
Daniel A. Brouillette
10 frames, Postal
Postal History of New York City in the 19th Century
VERMEIL
A study of the Government Mails into, out of, and through NYC in the 1800's. The cancels, rates, routes, special services, and foreign mails.
Mark A. Butterline
single frame, Postal
Pitcairn Islands First Definitive Series Postal History: Usages & Rates 1940-1957
(PDF) VERMEIL
This exhibit shows legitimate (non-philatelic) uses and rates from the first series of Pitcairn Island definitives.
Mark A. Butterline
4 frames, Postal
Falkland Islands Postal History: The 1982 War and its Aftermath
(PDF) SILVER
A philatelic examination of the war and subsequent rebuilding and modernization of the Falklands.
Chicken Little
Single Frame, Non-Competitive
The U.S. Poultry Centennial Issue of 1948
A one frame presentation on this promotional commemorative issue, with a twist.
Nancy & Douglas Clark
2 frames, Postal
Maine Stampless Period Forwarded Mail
VERMEIL
Mail forwarded, and missent and forwarded in Maine during the pre-adhesive period. Mail forwarded required a fee be charged; mail missent and forwarded was not.
Nancy & Douglas Clark
single frame, Postal
P. H. Brennan Hand Delivery Service 1976-1978
SILVER
May 1978 to August 1978 Rochester NY was the scene of a challenge to the USPS monopoly on the conveyance of letter mail by Private Express.
Nancy & Douglas Clark
5 frames, Postal
Free Markings Used in Maine 1790-1847
VERMEIL
Applied to covers by handstamp and by manuscript, the FREE marking covered the special circumstances allowing mail to be sent and received at no charge.
David A. Cooper, Sr.
2 frames, Postal
Canadian Pacific Express- Uncalled For & Undeliverable Notices
SILVER BRONZE
This exhibit illustrates various auxiliary postal markings on several printings of Canadian Pacific Express postal stationery forms 161 & 186, including postage due stamps, etc.
Fred Dietz
7 frames, Postal
Canada's Semi-Official Air Mail Carriers
GOLD
The activities of Canada's flying clubs and private air service operators that were the precursors of Canada's official air mail service.
Glenn A. Estus
6 frames, Ilustrated Mail
III Winter Olympic Games
VERMEIL
First day covers of the US 2 cent Winter Olympic Games stamp issued January 25, 1932. Special emphasis on time dial cancels and cachets.
Fred Fawn
8 frames, Postal
Canada's Large Queens 1868-1896
GOLD, RESERVE GRAND AWARD
Traditional exhibit of all 8 values- essays, proofs, uses. Study of the 1/2, 12 1/2 and 15 cent varieties, with research and coding of the 15 cent.
Thomas M. Fortunato
5 frames, Thematic
The Diversity of Ceramics and Ceramic Materials
*view it online* GOLD
An interesting look at ceramics and glass, including raw materials and processing, with emphasis on the wide variety of end-products made from them.
Chip Gliedman
single frame, Illustrated Mail
The Heyday of Phonography - 1850-1900
*view it online*
VERMEIL
An exhibit of illustrated advertising covers promoting phonography, or phonetic writing during the period from 1850 to 1900.
Dzintars Grinfelds
single frame, Youth- Thematic
Finally! An Explanation of Pokemon
SILVER
An exhibit created to give adults an understanding of the "Pokemon" everyone has been talking about.
Dzintars Grinfelds
2 frames, Youth- Postal
Central Lithuania
VERMEIL
A traditional study of the stamps printed for Central Lithuania (a country that only existed for 1 1/2 years. Included are proofs, varieties, errors, and usages.
William J. Hart
single frame, Postal
New York State RFD Hand Cancels
SILVER
Government and private issue hand cancellations are used to illustrate all facets of RFD service in New York State.
Gary Hendren
single frame, Postal
Twisted Caps - Twisted Mail
SILVER BRONZE
Sending for a Snapple offer was not always a Snap, as the auxiliary markings left behind demonstrate.
Maria Hoffman
2 frames, Youth
Birds On Stamps - The Struggle for Survival
SILVER
This exhibit shows the how birds' beaks, feathers, and habitat are realted to their survival.
John M. Hotchner
10 frames, Postal
20th Century United States Auxiliary Markings Documenting Delay Of, Or Inability to Deliver, The Mail; The First Fifty Years
GOLD
This seldom studied aspect of U.S. Postal History shows the reality of day-to-day operations in the world's largest volume postal system.
John M. Hotchner
10 frames, Court of Honor
World Rarities and Uniquities
HONORARY GOLD
An exhibit showing the breadth and challenge of philately using material that is extremely difficult to find, though not always expensive.
Douglas Irwin
5 frames, Postal
Postal Beginnings at Niagara Falls 1825-1925
VERMEIL
The obliterators, date and handstamps used by the post offices, sub-offices and summer offices serving the community of Niagara Falls, Ontario, from 1825 to 1925.
Alice Johnson
5 frames, Thematic
Figure Skating
SILVER
The history, techniques and personalities of the sport through a philatelic perspective.
Alice Johnson
5 frames, Thematic
A Multitude of Angels
SILVER
A thematic look at angels, their origins, myth and legend through the millennia.
Len Kemper
2 frames, Postal
Ohio City Ohio, Stampless Postal Markings
SILVER
This exhibit studies the rate markings, handstamps and cancels of Ohio City, Ohio, before it was annexed to Cleveland.
Alfred F. Kugel
10 frames, Postal
The Expansion of Serbia 1876-1921
GOLD
The story of the transition of Serbia from a minor principality in the Balkans to the leading factor in Jugoslavia.
Matthew E. Liebson
5 frames, Postal
The Ohio Mails: 1803-1953
SILVER
This exhibit reviews the carriage, handling, and delivery of mail in Ohio, with a focus on means of conveyance.
Tom Mahon
4 frames, Postal
Postal History of Paulding County, Ohio
SILVER
Postal history of Paulding County, Ohio will show examples of postal markings from Paulding towns and explore postal route development throughout the county.
Martin Margulis
5 frames, Postal
19th Century Ocean Mail to, from, and through New York City
SILVER
An examination of mail routed through New York City by various transportion methods and the path it took, including picture postcards showing images of the era.
Martin Margulis
2 frames, Postal
Mail to and from Austin, Texas 1847-1899 - A Survey
SILVER BRONZE
This is a brief exhibit covering 19th century mail to and from Austin, including pre-Civil War, Civil War, and post-Civil War philately.
Napoleon
6 frames, Display
Free Belgium: Postal Service in Unoccupied Belgium, 1914-1920
SILVER
Philatelic and non-philatelic material is interwoven to show the postal effects on Free Belgium and its people.
Walter J. Orton III
single frame, Postal
U.S. Documentary Battleship Revenues of 1898 with Preprinted Railroad Cancellations
VERMEIL
The War Revenue tax of 1898 applied to all kinds of shipments by rail. Many "Battleship" revenue stamps were overprinted for use by individual railroads.
Alvaro Pacheco
5 frames, Postal
The Pre-Philatelic Postmarks of Chile
VERMEIL
A compilation of the lineal markings in the pre-philatelic and transitional period of Chile.
R. W. Paige
5 frames, Postal
Great Britain - One Penny Line Engraved - Die 1 1840-1855
VERMEIL
A display of die 1 stamps from all the 210 different printing plates used to produce the first one penny line-engraved stamps of Great Britain.
Alan Parsons
5 frames, Postal
Corning, New York Postal History
SILVER
Rates, markings and services used for mail handled by Corning Post Office and five discontinued post offices absorbed by Corning P.O., 1840 to date.
Ada M. Prill
Single frame, Postal
Uh-Oh - Mistakes in U.S. Auxiliary Markings
SILVER
Murphy's Law as shown in auxiliary markings: misspellings, inverted elements, inappropriate markings used. Some mistakes are made by manufacturers, others by users.
Mark Reasoner
7 frames, Postal
Knox County (Ohio) Postal History
VERMEIL
Rates and markings used in Knox County (Ohio) to 1923.
Ellen N. Rose
single frame, Postal
Utica New York's Stampless Handstamp Markings
GOLD
A study of Utica's handstamp markings throughout the prestamp and stampless periods.
Robert G. Rose
10 frames, Postal
New Jersey Stampless Covers: Handstamp Marcophily, 1775-1855
GOLD
Handstamped town markings applied to the mails beginning with New Jersey's first Revolutionary War handstamp through the end of the stampless period in 1855.
Jack Rosenstein
Single Frame, Postal
New Zealand- the Two Pence Blue Chalon
GOLD
A single-frame study of one of New Zealand's first stamps, issued from 1855-1871.
Jack Rosenstein
Single Frame, Non-Competitive
Postmarked Rochester
Non-Competitive
Rochester has an interesting history, and this exhibit takes viewers through a review of the more interesting pieces.
John Russell
7 frames, Postal
New Bedford, Massachussetts: The Custom House Years
VERMEIL
Mail into, out of, and via New Bedford.
Marge Schleining
2 frames, Thematic
ROCK n' ROLL
BRONZE
This exhibit honors the men and women worldwide who performed ROCK n' ROLL in those tumultuous 50 years-1954 to 2004.
Jeffrey Shapiro
3 frames, Thematic
ConPHessions of a PHat PHilatelist
SILVER BRONZE
A "tongue in cheek" look at what caused this exhibitor to become portly, stout, husky, pudgy, fleshy and corpulent.
Robert C. Stein
8 frames, Postal
Nauru: German Colonial and British Overprint Periods
GOLD, GRAND AWARD
The German Period (Vorlaeufer, Seepost, Atollpost, Nauru Post Office) and British Period overprints (G.R.I, N.W. P.I., KGV profiles and Seahorses)- proofs, specimens, stamps, covers, varieties.
Raymond M. Stone
4 frames, Ilustrated Mail
5 cent Circus Wagon - Syracuse's Transportation Coil
SILVER
First day cover exhibit on the 5 cent circus wagon transportation coil stamp issued on August 31, 1990 in Syracuse, NY.
Raymond M. Stone
5 frames, Ilustrated Mail
5.9 cent Bicycle
SILVER
First day cover exhibit on the 5.9 cent bicycle transportation coil stamp issued on February 17, 1982 in Wheeling, WV.
Stephen L. Suffet
single frame, Postal
United States of America: Evolution of the Nonprofit Bulk Rate
GOLD
Exhibit traces origins of special 3rd class rate category for articles mailed in bulk by authorized nonprofit organizations.
Stephen L. Suffet
10 frames, Display
Woody Guthrie: His Life and His Songs
GOLD
Woody Guthrie’s life and song lyrics illustrated with stamps, covers, postal stationery, and other philatelic material, enhanced by various non-philatelic items.
Heather Sweeting
2 frames, Postal
Auburn, NY Stampless Covers
SILVER BRONZE
Collection of Auburn, Cayuga County, NY stampless covers with various frankings.
Nathan Zankel
4 frames, Postal
New Brunswick New Jersey Postal History
VERMEIL
A brief study of postmarks, rate marks, cancellations, and other items; Colonial era to 1900.


For and About Dealers...

(Floor Plan)
ROPEX visitors- Email your want lists to our dealers in advance of the show telling
them what you'd like them to bring for you. Just click on their email address.

Confirmed ROPEX 2004 Dealers (40)

Dave Allego
Table 31
648 Merchant St
Ambridge, PA 15003
(724) 266-4237
allego1@attbi.com
Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
B. Trading Company
Table 22
114 Quail St
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 465 - 3497
btradeco@mybizz.net
Civil War covers, postcards
***visit their web site***
Bardo Stamps
Table 15
PO Box 7437
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7437
(847) 634-2676
jfb7437@aol.com
US stamps (#1 to date)
Tom Baron Stamp Company
Table 37
PO Box 1339
Long Beach, NY 11561-1339
(516) 763-9205
tomcovers@aol.com
US postal history, FDCs, naval covers
Bejjco Inc
Table 29
PO Box 16681
Temple Terrace, FL 37687
(813) 980-0734
arnsel@worldnet.att.net
US and worldwide stamps and covers, US BOB and precancels
Biddle Philatelic Company Table 33 55 Whitehall Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 828-1375
blbiddle@aol.com
Worldwide stamps, covers, cinderellas, postcards
Britannia Enterprises
Table 4
PO Box 2114
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 240-0799
meadbritannia@aol.com
Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
Coughlin's
Table 11
639 Sycamore Spgs Cir
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 491-5085
coughlin@raylcoughlin.com
US & Possessions- stamps and covers
***visit their web site***
Guy Dillaway/Robert Borden
Table 39
PO Box 181
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 899-1181
phbrit@comcast.net
Worldwide postal history
Donofrio Philatelics
Table 12
110 Chestnut Dr
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 247-8975
donphil@rochester.rr.com
US and worldwide stamps
The Excelsior Collection
Table 21
PO Box 487
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-7534
excelsiorcol@aol.com
US, British Empire, general foreign, US and foreign postal history
Finger Lakes International Table 27 PO Box 5
Shortsville, NY 14548
(585) 289-6395
flstamps@rochester.rr.com
Switzerland, Germany- stamps and covers
The Folded Letter
Table 10
PO Box 176
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
(610) 828-8631
thefoldedletter@earthlink.net
***visit their web site***
US postal history, ad covers, trade cards, poster stamps, stamp boxes
Geezer's Tweezers
Table 36A
PO Box 65010
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 602-9030
philwb4fdt@hotmail.com
US and worldwide covers, FDCs, lots
Al Greco Stamps
Table 34
1190 Nolan Rd
Macedon, NY 14502
(315) 986-7948
agreco@agopen.com
US and worldwide stamps, covers, and postcards
Hampshire Stamps
Table 1
PO Box 423
Milford, NH 03055-0423
(603) 673-7180
hstamps@jlc.net
US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
William H. Hatton
Table 6
PO Box 622
Piqua, OH 45356-0622
(937) 778-9206
 
US stamps and covers, postcards, literature
JWF Stamps
Table 20
PO Box 1875
Bloomington, IN 47402-1875
(812) 336-8387
faber@bluemarble.net
Covers (US, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Russia)
Lakewood Stamps
Table 7
1656 W 40th St
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 866-0352
res106@aol.com
US and topical new issue stamps (inc. Disney, WWF)
Maurice J. Landry
Table 30
PO Box 1112
Enfield, CT 06083
(860) 741-6065
mjlandry1@cox.net
US covers (Patriotics and navals), FDCs, topicals
Steve Malack Stamps
Table 8
PO Box 5628
Endicott, NY 13763
(607) 862-9441
malackweb@aol.com
US stamps
Mark-Lane Stamps
Table 13
PO Box 626
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
(845) 362-5330
rws45@aol.com
US & BOB, Canada & semi-airs, worldwide stamps
McLeod Stamp Company Table 28 2423 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 244-0240
jkellas3@infionline.net
US and worldwide stamps, supplies
M.T.O. Stamps
Table 17
PO Box 20463
Bradenton, FL 34204-0463
(941) 907-6604
mto.stamps@gte.net
US stamps
Northwind Stamps
Table 24
250 Rte 116 Est
Acton Vale, QC J0H 1A0 Canada
(450) 546-4171
cantwell@cooptel.qc.ca
Scandinavia, Canada, Europe, vintage postcards
John Nunes
Table 35
80 Fredericks Rd
Scotia, NY 12302
(518) 399-8395
nunesnook@aol.com
US and worldwide covers, ephemera
Robert Patkin
Table 36
PO Box 186
Georgetown, MA 01833
(800) 222-7184
bpat@shore.net
US postal history, FDCs, ACE covers
Phantom Stamps, Coins & Supplies
Table 26
PO Box 395
Manchester, NY 14504
(585) 289-9365
sawyer2pid@juno.com
US and worldwide stamps, covers, topicals, supplies
Prestige Covers
Table 23
PO Box 972
Grand Island, NY 14072
 
zepplincat@wzrd.com
Worldwide postal history
Quality Investors, Ltd.
Table 5
PO Box 891, 1 Norton St
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 343-0505
mail@rlmarkovits.com
US back of the book, officials, US covers
Queen City Coins & Stamps
Table 16
PO Box 141
Lafayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2941
queenlouisec@cs.com
US/worldwide new issues, British Com., topicals
RG Stamps & Covers
Table 19
PO Box 338
Biggs, CA 95917-0338
(530) 868-1873
rgstamps@aaahawk.com
US and worldwide postal history
RPA 10 Cent Stamps
Table 3
Rochester Philatelic Association   Worldwide stamps at 10 cents each
Robert C Swed
Table 9
1204 Elderon Dr
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 994-6086
US used stamps and covers, classic FDCs
Mark Szuba
Table 38
PO Box 3532
Syracuse, NY 13220
(315)345-4115
merristamp@aol.com
US and worldwide stamps, postcards, lots
Tom's Stamps
Table 18
PO Box 470
Butler, PA 16003
(747) 287-1931
tomsstamps2133@earthlink.net
Classic US mint/used, worldwide stamps, lots
Doug Weisz US Covers
Table 14
4439 N Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 914-4332
weiszcovers@ameritech.net
US covers (FDCs, naval, flights, events)
Whit's Covers
Table 2
34 Red Cedar Ln
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-8519
whits@sover.net
US FDCs (post 1925) and postal history, events, etc.
Laurence L Winum
Table 32
PO Box 247
Walden, NY 12586
(800) 914-8090
winum@frontiernet.net
US and Germany, stamps and covers
Wonderful World of Stamps
Table 25
PO Box 55 St Martin
Laval, QC H7V 3P4 Canada
(450) 687-0632
info@judaicasales.com
Israel stamps and covers, Judaica, topicals (including Disney)


Area Hotels and Rates

There is no official show hotel, however the RPA is recommending three area major chain hotels to ROPEX visitors. Only a limited number of Super 8 ROPEX rate rooms are available. The rest are estimated 2004 prices. All are for double beds per room per night and do not include the standard 14% tax. Book online by clicking the "*" in front of each listing. Most offer AAA and AARP discounts. Also check other Internet sites for possible discounts at these hotels.

* Super 8 Motel, 2450 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580     585-671-6990   $60 (Th/Su)/$67 (Fr/Sa)

2 miles south-west of the field house, 5 minute walk to restaurants, movie theater, bowling
(Super 8 are ROPEX rates, call the hotel directly to receive these discounted prices)
* Marriott Fairfield Inn, 915 Hard Rd, Webster, NY 14580   585-671-1500    $114
1.5 miles south-east of the field house, 2 restaurants in nearby strip malls
* Holiday Inn Express, Irondequoit Mall Dr, Irondequoit, NY 14580   585-342-0430    $90
7 miles west of the field house, 10 minute expressway drive, plenty of restaurants, mall nearby

There are several smaller motels in the area with rates from $30-$60 per night. Downtown hotels and those in the Jefferson Road area south of the city are about a 20-25 minute drive away.


ROPEX Awards Banquet

The traditional show buffet banquet will be held at "The Venetian," located nearby at 767 Holt Road. The menu includes:

chef carved prime rib and baked ham, chicken french, oven roasted potatoes/rice pilaf, honey-glazed baby carrots, penne pasta and marinara sauce, fruit salad, pasta salad, tossed salad, rolls and butter, coffee-tea-milk, ice cream

Just in! Guest speaker for the banquet is Alan Singer, co-designer of the 1982 state bird and flowers sheet of 50 along with his father, Arthur.

Special dietary requests will be honored. Cocktails 6-6:30 PM, dinner starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $25 per person and are only available through advance reservations. Send your payment to:

ROPEX Banquet, Ray Stone, 228 Giles Ave, Rochester, NY 14609


ROPEX 2004 Cancels & Cachets

Covers are $2 each or $5/set of 3 when a self-addressed stamped envelope
is included. Otherwise include $1 for every 3 covers for return postage.
Send payment in cash, check/money order in US funds or an international
postal money order to:
RPA Covers-I, P.O. Box 10206, Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206


ROPEX Past and Future

  • 1997 Palmares
  • 1998 Palmares
  • 1999 Palmares
  • 2000 Palmares
  • 2001 Palmares
  • 2002 Palmares
  • 2003 Palmares
  • 2004 Palmares
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  • 2003 Floor Plan
  • 2004 Floor Plan
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  • 2001 Exhibit Layout
  • 2002 Exhibit Layout
  • 2003 Exhibit Layout
  • 2004 Exhibit Layout
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  • 2002 Show Program
  • 2003 Show Program
  • 2004 Show Program
  • Future ROPEX Dates
    June 10-12, 2005 *** a week earlier *** (Youth C of C Finals)