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to ROPEX 2005!
Friday, June 10, 10 AM
Webster Community Field House
ROPEX 2005, June 10-12
Webster Community Field House
800 Five Mile Line Road, Webster, NY
Free Admission and Parking - Smoke-Free

Celebrating... Youth Theme:
Kids & Stamps,
Kids & Sports, Kids & their Pets
Click the dome to go to the Washington 2006 web site!

Featuring...
The AAPE Youth "Champion of Champions" Exhibit Competition
Second Annual "Breakfast at ROPEX" Guest Lecture

General inquiries about ROPEX may be E-mailed here or addressed to:
ROPEX, PO Box 10206, Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206


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. Click on the map above for better directions.


ROPEX 2005 Show Committee

Rick Kase- Show Chairman, Cachet Sales Manager
Kelly Armstrong- Cancel & Cachet Designer
John Cali- Meeting Manager
Joe Doles- Staging Manager
George Fekete- Show Program Editor
Thomas M. Fortunato- Bourse Manager, Publicity
Mary Iman- Youth Activities Co-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 2005 Special Events


Friday 9:30-11 AM- "Early Bird" Bourse- Stamp dealers not reserving tables for ROPEX or interested collectors are invited to enter the show early for a $20 admission fee. The show opens to the public at 11 AM with free admission.

Cachet Makers' Bourse- To be held Saturday between 2 and 6 PM. Dealers will get an 8 foot table for $30 in the outer hallway entrance to the show. (Location subject to availability.) Send inquiries here. A minimum of 5 dealers must sign up by April 1 to participate.

Saturday 9-10 AM: Second Annual "Breakfast at ROPEX" Lecture- Join us for a complimentary continental breakfast and a presentation by Bob Lamb, APS Executive Director. RSVP recommended by June 3, as space is limited. Click here to tell us of your attendance.


Just for Kids

Youth "Champion of Champions" Exhibit Competition- Which of some 20 exhibits will be crowned "the best"? Youth grand champions from national level World Series of Philately exhibitions from across the US and Canada are invited to compete to determine the "Champion of Champions."

Stamp Camp USA, Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM Cheryl Edgcomb of Knoxville, PA, originator and manager of the US Postal Services' Stamp Camp USA, comes to Rochester with a fun 6 hour class on stamp collecting basics for kids aged 8-14. Advanced registration required, maximum 20 participants, first-come basis. $25 charge covers all materials. Lunch is included. Email questions here. Click for: News Release (PDF) *** Application brochure (PDF)

Youth 3-D Creative Exhibit Competition (in coordination with Stamp Camp USA)- Youngsters ages 8-18 may participate in this unique combination of artwork and philatelic elements. See full details and the rules prospectus below.


star ROPEX 2005 Schedule & Events star

See our 2005 Show Program (PDF)

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 9
8 AM-7 PM....ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 2-6 PM)

Friday, June 10
9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
11 AM.............Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
11 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day
1-2 PM............ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (public tables by exhibits)
6 PM...............Show closes

Saturday, June 11
9-10 AM.........."Breakfast at ROPEX" Lecture- Bob Lamb, APS Executive Director
10 AM.............Show opens
10 AM-5 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
10 AM-4 PM....Stamp Camp USA (advance registration required, see above)
11 AM-Noon....APS Town Meeting (Room 1)
Noon-1:30 PM..Chapter 53 First Day Cover Society Luncheon (off site)
1-2 PM............Walk-Through Discussion of Exhibits (Frame 1- all welcome)
1-2 PM............Empire State Postal History Society Meeting (Room 1)
2-3 PM............American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Seminar TBD (Room 1)
2-6 PM............Cachet Makers' Bourse (entrance hall)
3-4:30 PM........Judges Exhibit Critique (Room 1)
5 PM...............Show closes
6 PM...............ROPEX Awards Banquet- Shadow Lake's Grill & Tap Room, 1850 Five Mile Line
.......................Road, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30

Sunday, June 12
10 AM-4 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
11 AM-Noon....The Marmalades (Room 1)
12-1:30 PM......NY Philatelic Bandits Hootenanny & Pizza Party (Room 1)
1:30-2:30 PM...Federation of Central New York Philatelic Societies Meeting (Room 1)
4 PM...............Show closes
4 PM...............Exhibitor's Reception and Exhibit Pickup (Room 1)


For Exhibitors...

ROPEX Medals ROPEX Awards
Judges

Stephen S. Washburne,
Chief Judge, Philadelphia, PA
Thomas F. Allen, Cleveland, OH
Ken Martin, State College, PA
Greg Pope, Austin, TX
Dominick Riccio, New York, NY

We are taking exhibit reservations for ROPEX 2005!
View the 2005 Prospectus:  (
HTML)  (WORD)
View the 2005 Application: (Register Online) - you have the option of printing and mailing the form

Each 16 page frame is $8 for multi-frames, or $15 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 Exhibits, 130 Trafalgar St, Rochester, NY 14619-1224
Email: aprill@rochester.rr.com


Youth 3-D Creative Exhibit Information
View the 2005 3-D Prospectus: (
WORD) send an email for details if you do not have Word
View the 2005 3-D Application: (Register Online) - you have the option of printing and mailing the form

ROPEX is pleased to offer its first 3-D creative exhibit competition arranged in coordination with Stamp Camp USA. It encourages artwork with the inclusion of appropriate philatelic elements to represent a unified theme or idea by youngsters ages 8-18. There is no entry fee for participating.


Major Awards


Grand Award
Inlaid Wooden
Tea Chest

Reserve Grand
Outdoor Clock/
Temperature Plaque

Single Frame Grand
Art Glass
Designer Plate


Larry Moriarty Award
Youth Grand
Miniature Silver Clock
 

Dusty Miller Award
Cyclist Solar Lamp
RPA Member
Postal History

Andy Hale Award
Collector's Magnifier
RPA Member
Non-Postal History


ROPEX 2005 Exhibits - 250 frames, 235 competitive
2005 Exhibit Layout (PDF)

Awards Palmares 2005: ROPEX Awards , Youth C of C Awards (both in PDF)

-Title page - Plan page - Synopsis page

OPEN COMPETITION- ADULTS
Exhibitor Name
# frames, Division
Exhibit Title Description
W2006/APS
2 frames, non-competitive
Washington 2006 Promotional Frame
A frame of counterfeits and forgeries from the APS reference collection advertising the next US international stamp show, Washington 2006, May 27-June 3.
Jonathan Becker
5 frames, Postal
British Palestine, 1917-1920
This exhibit shows postal history in the military occupation period. Featured are military and early civilian uses of APOs, prepaid mail, and reintroduced Turkish devices.
Daniel A. Brouillette
10 frames, Postal
The Government Post Office in New York City: 1842 to 1900
(1) (2)
A study of the Federal Mails starting in 1842 to the end of the 19th Century. The cancellations; special services; and specialized studies.
Mark A. Butterline
Single frame, Postal
Pitcairn Islands First Definitive Series Postal History
Rates, routes and usages associated with the KGVI definitive series.
Mark A. Butterline
3 frames, Postal
Falkland Islands - War and Aftermath
Postal history related to the 1982 Falklands War and its aftermath.
Douglas N. and Nancy B. Clark
9 frames, Postal
The Massachusetts Island Counties
(1) (2)
Nantucket, Mathas Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands. Postal History before 1890.
David A. Cooper, Sr.
10 frames, Postal
UK Trans-Atlantic Mail: The 1s3d (15 pence) Rate with Multiples and Variations
The UK Trans-Atlantic 1s3d (15 pence) rate came into effect on May 30, 1939. There was no single stamp for this rate until June 3, 1953.
Paul Reino Davis
3 frames, Thematic
A Philatelic Ride Around the World Aboard The Iron Horse
A topical exhibit showing trains and rail-related items from around the world on stamps, covers and postal cards.
Vincent De Luca
5 frames, Thematic
The Olive: Olea Europaea
Mythology and history introduce the origin and evolution of the olive tree; its many uses and symbols, and its essential relation to man.
Lloyd de Vries
2 frames, Illustrated Mail
Weird Stuff: Unusual Modern First Day Covers
This exhibit, arranged progressively, looks at how variations in stamps, postmarks, sizes and materials can enhance and make special modern first day covers.
Fred Fawn
Single frame, Postal
1919 Hungarian Council Republic Issue
A traditional exhibit showing die essays, die and progressive proofs, imperfs, watermarks and shades; all recorded plate varieties, misprints, and postal usages.
Fred Fawn
8 frames, Postal
Canada - Imperial Penny Postage 1898
GRAND AWARD
Historical documents, essays, proofs, varieties, postal history. 76 pages contain unique items. Researched areas documented. Articles and book published.
Heinz Glatzfelder
4 frames, Display
Switzerland: Willi's Long Awaited Adventure
This is the story of a Canadian-born Swiss boy named Willi who tavels through the 23 Swiss cantons with his father.
Vesma Grinfelds
5 frames, Postal
The Airpost Issues of Lithuania: A Traditional Study
A traditional study of Lithuanian Air Mail Stamps: orgional drawings, essays, proofs, specimens, errors, varienties, and usages.
Albert Guenzburger
3 frames, Postal
One Man's Mail
A study of how postal cards were used in commerce by showing examples received by one man.
James Kotanchik
Single frame, Postal
The Official Seals of Egypt
(1) (2)
SINGLE FRAME GRAND AWARD
A complete coverage of Egyptian official seals and their usage from their introduction in 1906 through modern times.
James Kotanchik
10 frames, Postal
100 Years of US Official Seals
(1) (2)
RESERVE GRAND AWARD
Official seals proofs, essays, varieties and usages from 1872 through 1972, including the typeset seal issues.
Alfred Kugel
10 frames, Postal
The Allied Intervention in Russia 1918-1925
(1) (2) (3)
Mail from the Intervention Forces that were sent to North Russia, Siberia and South Russia at the end of World War I.
Dr. Ed Laveroni
Single frame, Postal
The Pre-Adhesive Cancels of St. Petersburg 1765-1859
he various cancels used in the French, German and Russian language from 1765-1859 on letters mailed from St. Petersburg.
Dr. Ed Laveroni
6 frames, Postal
Imperial Cancels of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Chelyabinsk to Chita
Imperial cancels of the Vokzals (large stations), traveling post offices on the trains, and the Stantsiyas (small stations along the way from Chelyabinsk to Chita.
Robert Meegan
2 frames, Postal
Identification of the Large Banknote Issues of 1870 to 1890
A study of the identification, major varieties and printing methods of the regular issues of the National, Continental, and American Banknote Companies.
Robert Meegan
10 frames, Postal
The United States Large Banknote Issues of 1870 to 1890
A study of the domestic, territorial, and international uses of the United States Banknote Issues of 1870 to 1890.
George Nicholson
8 frames, Display
Irish History Through The Post: 1800-2000
Uses postal and related items to provide an outline of two centuries of Irish history from the Act of Union to the Millennium.
Alan Parsons
5 frames, Postal
Corning, NY Postal History
(1) (2) (3)
An examination of mail handling from 1834 to date in the area now covered by the Corning NY post office.
Daryl Reiber
10 frames, Postal
Ethiopia 1942-1974: The Hailé Selassié Years
This exhibit presents an overview of the stamps and rates that were used during the reign of Hailé Selassié from 1942 to 1974.
David Schue
Single frame, Thematic
Canine Heros- Space Dogs
Russian space dogs, the Sputnik program and stamps with stories.
Donald Schurr
9 frames, Postal
Spanish Postal History: A General Overview 1811-1880
(1) (2)
Tracing the evolution of the Spanish postal system over 70 years through covers showing various postal markings, cancellations and stamps.
Jeffrey Shapiro
6 frames, Postal
The Beleaguered German Mark
Selected examples of covers canceled on the first and last days of the 23 rate periods of the German Inflation (1919-1923).
Robert C. Stein
Single frame, Postal
World War II and Nauru
(1) (2)
A history of the Nauru mails between September 1939 and December 1945.
Raymond M. Stone
4 frames, Postal
Woldenburg POW Camp
Stamps designed and printed by Polish POWs with the approval of German prison authorities to facilitate communications within the large Woldenburg POW camp.
Raymond M. Stone
7 frames, Illustrated Mail
3¢ Handcar- Rochester's First Transportation Coil
A first day cover exhibit displaying a variety of cachets and stamp combinations for this definitive issue.
Stephen L. Suffet
Single frame, Postal
Northbound by Air: U.S. Air Mail Rates to Canada, 1920-1948
Single frame study of U.S. air mail rates to Canada.
Stephen L. Suffet
Single frame, Postal
Foreign Air Mail Route and Rate Usages of the United States 30c Winged Globe Air Mail Stamp of 1939
Single frame study of the FAM routes and rates of covers bearing one or more copies of this 30c stamp.
Stephen L. Suffet
8 frames, Postal
U.S. Third Class Mail: the First 100 Years, 1863-1963
This exhibit documents the development of third class mail as a class of U.S. domestic mail service.
Kimber A. Wald
9 frames, Postal
Canada 1927 Historical and Confederation Anniversary Issues
A presentation of the two issues. An essay, proofs, mint, used, varieties, marginal inscrptions and covers are shown. Rate schedules (excluding airmail) are presented.
Richard Woodward
5 frames, Thematic
The World Cup of Soccer
A philatelic review of the history and play of the World Cup from inception in 1930 to 1990.
Steven Zwillinger
Single frame, Postal
Indian One-Quarter Anna Postcard of 1902
The exhibit shows the Edwardian single Quarter-Anna postcard, the overprints for use by Convention States and selected usages in India proper.

OPEN COMPETITION- YOUTH
Kurt H. Glatzfelder
4 frames, Youth (age 18)
The Vostok Program
The Vostok Program was the first manned space program organized by the Soviet Union. The exhibit contains missions, joint missions and cosmonaut's biographies.
Dzintars Grinfelds
Single frame, Youth (age 16)
Finally! An Explanation of Pokemon
A display exhibit meant to give adult viewers a better understanding of the Pokemon World.
Dzintars Grinfelds
Single frame, Youth (age 16)
Latvian Machine Cancellations: 1920-1944
A postal history exhibit depicting the machine cancellations of Latvia.
Theresa Meegan
3 frames, Youth (age 20)
Foxes
The beautiful fox in nature and fables.
Andrew Hodge
5 frames, Youth (age 10)
Baseball
A look at baseball, the major leagues and its players as well as other leagues, and its stadiums.

YOUTH CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION
Exhibitor Name
# frames, Age
Exhibit Title Description
James Barron
5 frames, Youth (Age 15)
Milestones in the History of Aviation
Representing VANPEX - This exhibit presents a wide range of material showing significant events in the history of aviation, as well as local aerophilatelic material of interest to the collector.
Kurt Glatzfelder
5 frames, Youth (Age 18)
Chess: Game of Champions
Representing STAMPSHOW - A chronological look at the champions of the game of chess.
Dzintars Grinsfelds
2 frames, Youth (Age 16)
Central Lithuania
Youth C of C GRAND AWARD
Representing ROPEX - A traditional exhibit depicting the issues, varieties, errors, and usages of Central Lithuania.
Alexander Haimann
Single frame, Youth (Age 18)
A Study of the United States 1847 Issue's Usages, Rates, Transportation and Services
Representing March Party - The different usages of the first postage stamps of the United States.
Sara Henak
2 frames, Youth (Age 17)
Puma Concolor
Representing CHICAGOPEX - An exhibit about cougars - where they live, what they eat, and the dangers they face.
Chris Hodge
4 frames, Youth (Age 11)
Sailing Ships
Representing VAPEX - This exhibit shows many different types of sailing ships and the ways they have been used throughout history.
Tim Hodge
5 frames, Youth (Age 13)
Birds of Prey
Representing COLOPEX - This exhibit shows all the many species of birds of prey with general information about each species and a special section on the bald eagle as a symbol.
Maria Hoffman
2 frames, Youth (Age 10)
Birds on Stamps - Their Struggle for Survival
Representing Philatelic Show (Boxborough) - This exhibit shows how birds' beaks, feathers, and habitat are related to their survival.
Matthew Padgham
5 frames, Youth (Age 15)
Wild Cats of the World
Representing Edmonton National Stamp Show - Uses stamps to educate about the plight of wild cats and their place in human culture.
Matthew Smith
1 frames, Youth (Age 9)
Dinosaurs
Representing Minnesota Stamp Expo. Using stamps from my collection, this exhibit shows when dinosaurs lived, how dinosaurs are classified, and examples of dinosaurs in each classification.
Cassi Stahl
2 frames, Youth (Age 9)
Pandas
Representing INDYPEX - This exhibit will show the life of a panda. It describes the panda, what it eats, where it lives and much more.
Becca Yahr
2 frames, Youth (Age 12)
Bon Appetit
Representing MILCOPEX - Add philatelic material to food groups and mix in fun facts to get a recipe for an exhibit to whet your appetite! Serves all philatelists.


For and About Dealers...

Interested in selling at ROPEX?
Dealers interested in ROPEX should download the
Dealer Contract (Word) and a floor plan in PDF. ROPEX offers some of the lowest table fees for a national WSP show, and only a $50 reservation fee is required.

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 2005 Dealers- 34

1840-1950 Mostly Stamps (formerly Hampshire Stamps)
Table 11
PO Box 423
Milford, NH 03055-0423
(603) 673-7180
hstamps@jlc.net
US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
Dave Allego
Table 24
648 Merchant St
Ambridge, PA 15003
(724) 266-4237
allego1@comcast.net
Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
Bardo Stamps
Table 16
PO Box 7437
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7437
(847) 634-2676
jfb7437@aol.com
US stamps (#1 to date)
Tom Baron Stamp Company
Table 12
PO Box 1339
Long Beach, NY 11561-1339
(516) 763-9205
tomcovers@aol.com
US postal history, FDCs, naval covers
Biddle Philatelic Company
Table 27
PO Box 934
Buffalo, NY 14220-0934
(716) 828-1375
blbiddle@aol.com
Worldwide stamps, covers, cinderellas, postcards
Britannia Enterprises
Table 6
PO Box 2114
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-2465
meadbritannia@aol.com
Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
The Cover Connection Dollar Covers
Table DD2
PO Box 173 Niagara Station
Buffalo, NY 14201-0173
(716) 854-0222
coverconnection@aol.com
covers
EveryThingValuable
Table 29
365 Hurstbourne Rd
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 314-1240
unpub@aol.com
Worldwide covers and postal history
Friedman's Cover Corner
Table 17
PO Box 300459
Arlington, TX 76007-0459
(817) 467-1841
covercnr@eaze.net
Worldwide covers and postal history, US Patriotics
Geezer's Tweezers
Table 28
PO Box 65010
Baltimore, MD 21209-5010
(410) 602-9030
philwb4fdt@hotmail.com
US and worldwide covers, FDCs, lots
Al Greco Stamps
Table 21
1190 Nolan Rd
Macedon, NY 14502
(315) 986-7948
agreco@agopen.com
US and worldwide stamps, covers, and postcards
William Hatton
Table 8
PO Box 622
Piqua, OH 45356-0622
(937) 778-9207 US stamps, US and worldwide covers, picture postcards, literature
JWF Stamps
Table 13
PO Box 1875
Bloomington, IN 47402-1875
(812) 336-8387
faber@bluemarble.net
Postal history of 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)
Steve Malack Stamps
Table 9
PO Box 5628
Endicott, NY 13763
(607) 862-9441
malackweb@aol.com
US stamps
McLeod Stamp Company
Table 25
2423 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 244-0240
jkellas3@infionline.net
US and worldwide stamps, supplies
John Nunes
Table 26
80 Fredericks Rd
Scotia, NY 12302
(518) 399-8395
nunesnook@aol.com
US and worldwide covers, ephemera
Pack-Rat Covers
Table 22
PO Box 512
Oshtemo, MI 49077-0512
(269) 375-6188
US covers (military, naval, topicals), FDCs, 25 cent boxes
Robert Patkin
Table 5
PO Box 186
Georgetown, MA 01833
(800) 222-7184
bpat@shore.net
US postal history, FDCs, ACE covers
Phantom Stamps, Coins & Supplies
Table 20
PO Box 395
Manchester, NY 14504
(585) 289-9365
sawyer2pid@juno.com
US and worldwide stamps, covers, topicals, supplies
Queen City Coins & Stamps
Table 14
PO Box 141
Lafayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2941
queenlouisec@cs.com
US/worldwide new issues, British Com., topicals
J. Reeves & Company
Table 19
PO Box 407
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-5427
jreevesandcompany@hotmail.com
US and worldwide covers and FDCs
Les Rosen Dollar Covers
Table DD1
7724 Matchwood Ln
Liverpool, NY 13090
(315) 652-9635
fdcsrfun@aol.com
US and worldwide FDCs, maxicards
RPA 10 Cent Stamps
Table 4
Rochester Philatelic Association   Worldwide stamps at 10 cents each
Robert C Swed
Table 10
1204 Elderon Dr
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 994-6086
US used stamps and covers, classic FDCs
Mark Szuba
Table 18
PO Box 3532
Syracuse, NY 13220-3532
(315) 345-4115
Merristamp@aol.com
US and worldwide stamps, postcards, lots
Douglas Weisz U.S. Covers
Table 15
PO Box 1458
McMurray, PA 15317-1458

weiszcovers@ameritech.net
postal history, stationery, Navals, FDCs, etc.
Whit's Covers
Table 1
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 23
PO Box 247
Walden, NY 12586
(800) 914-8090
winum@frontiernet.net
US and Germany, stamps and covers

Postal Administrations

United Nations Postal Administration
Table 3
PO Box 5900, Grand Central Station
New York, N.Y. 10163-5900
1-800-234-UNPA
unpa@un.org
United States Postal Service
Table 2
   

Cachet Makers' Bourse: Saturday, 2-6 PM

CL Cachets
Table A
PO Box 2053
Elkton, MD 21922-2053
(330) 499-3625
clazfdc@yahoo.com
US FDCs
Dragon Cards
Table D
PO Box 561
Paramus, NJ 07653-0561
(201) 251-4235
dragoncards@pobox.com
unusual US first day cover cards since 1983
Homespun Cachets
Table B
PO Box 49376
Algood, TN 38506-0376
(931)537-6970
homespun@multipro.com
US FDCs
Junction Cachets by Lonegoat
Table C
PO Box 185
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410)588-5972
lonegoatjunction@msn.com
US FDCs, event covers, pictorial cancels


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 Shadow Lake "Grill & Tap Room" located nearby at 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield. The menu includes:

  • Mixed American Green Salad with assorted dressings
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
  • Marinated Mushrooms and Artichokes
  • Stuffed Roast Chicken Breast with apples, apricots, and herbed veloute
  • Char-roasted Cherry Smoked Porkloin with Dijon maple cream
  • Fresh Haddock Fillet with New Orleans Shrimp Sauce
  • Steamed New Potatoes
  • Vegetable of the Season
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Special dietary requests will be honored. Cocktails 6-6:30 PM, dinner starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by May 15, and $30 afterwards. Reservations are only available through advance purchase. Send your payment to:

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


    ROPEX 2005 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
  • 2005 Palmares
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  • 2003 Floor Plan
  • 2004 Floor Plan
  • 2005 Floor Plan
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  • 2001 Exhibit Layout
  • 2002 Exhibit Layout
  • 2003 Exhibit Layout
  • 2004 Exhibit Layout
  • 2005 Exhibit Layout
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  • 2002 Show Program
  • 2003 Show Program
  • 2004 Show Program
  • 2005 Show Program
  • Future ROPEX Dates
    No show in 2006 due to Washington 2006
    ROPEX 2007- Date TBD


    Last updated on April 26, 2006.

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