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ROPEX 2008 Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
An APS "World Series of Philately" Event

Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18

ESL Sports Centre, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd.
Free Admission and Parking!   Hours: 11-6, 10-5, 10-3

Themes:
Friday- 100th Anniversary of Washington/Franklin Definitives
Saturday- Switzerland
Sunday- Scouting Around the World

Featuring national conventions of the
American Helvetia Philatelic Society
(http://www.swiss-stamps.org/)
and the
Scouts on Stamps Society International
(http://www.sossi.org/index.shtml)

Days Hours Mins Secs
to ROPEX 2008!
  

Show Poster in
PDF (113k)
General inquiries about the show may be
emailed here or addressed to:
ROPEX, PO Box 10206, Brighton Station,
Rochester, NY 14610-0206

Phone (toll-free): 877-467-0970
(Click here to download a ROPEX PDF brochure)
(Click here to download a Rochester PDF brochure)

*** See our Pre-Show flyer PDF here! ***
*** See our Show Program PDF here! ***


Welcome to the ESL Sports Centre

      
(click the layout to see more about the Centre, click the map for directions)

We're in Rink #1 (without the ice!) at the ESL Sports Centre, 2700 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, on the campus of Monroe Community College. It has free wireless Internet access throughout, including in its restaurant and meeting rooms. The facility is handicap accessible.

The facility is south of the City of Rochester off of I-390 and 10 minutes away from the NY State Thruway and airport. Nearby are several moderately-priced hotels and motels, along with restaurants for every taste and budget. Marketplace Mall is down the road with well over 125 shops.

New to the Rochester area? Click to learn more!


2008 Show Committee

Co-Chairs: Dave Robinson, Frank Tritto
Awards: Raymond Stone, Ada Prill
Banquet: Raymond Stone
Bourse: Dave Robinson
Cachet and Cancel Designs:
Kelly Armstrong, Joe Doles, Ada Prill
Cachet Sales: Chuck Schultz, Rick Kase
Exhibits: Thomas Fortunato
Judges: Ann Triggle
Publicity: Tom Fortunato
Raffle: Dave and Diane Bombard
RPA Hospitality Table: Chuck Schultz
Show Program: George Fekete
Staging: Joe Doles
Treasurer: Rich Spinelli
Youth Activities: Mary Iman


2008 Special Events

"Early Bird" Bourse- Friday, 9:30-11 AM! 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.

ROPEX International Rate Stamps First Day Ceremony- Friday, 10:15 AM! Rochester and ROPEX have been selected as the official USPS first day host city and site for the release of two new stamps depicting "13 Mile Woods, Errol, New Hampshire" (72 cents Canada/Mexico 1 oz.) and "St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands" (94 cents, international 1 oz.). The RPA is organizinging the ceremony. Read the USPS stamp release announcement from February 22. The ROPEX commemorative cancel for the first day depicts the official flowers of both locales, the lilac for New Hampshire and the yellow elder (cedar) for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      
Stamp images © 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved.


Feel lucky? Buy a $1 "You-Choose Raffle" ticket and select the prize you want to win from items donated by area merchants and RPA members. Tickets will be drawn on Sunday, May 18 at 1:30. You need not be present to win. See the current list of items! (For adults 18 and older.) First Day of Sale- "Minnesota Statehood" on Saturday! Buy the stamp at ROPEX and get an unofficial "first day cancel" for it on your own mail or buy a RPA cachet.

Stamp Camp USA, Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM Cheryl Edgcomb of Knoxville, PA, originator and Executive Director of Stamp Camp USA, comes to Rochester with a fun 6 hour class on stamp collecting basics for kids aged 8-14. Advanced registration is required and space is limited on a first-come basis. A $25 charge covers all materials, with scholorships possibly available through donor support in the near future. Lunch is included. Email questions here. Click for: Application brochure (PDF)

Throughout the Show- 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.

Cachet Makers' Bourse- To be held Saturday between noon and 5 PM. Dealers will sell their own cachet covers for a variety of issues.


Just for Kids

   

The ROPEX Youth Booth will be open Saturday and Sunday with fun activities, electronic games and lots of free stamps and covers for kids to enjoy.

Youth 3-D Creative Exhibit Competition- Youngsters participate in this unique combination of artwork and philatelic elements. It encourages artwork with the inclusion of appropriate philatelic elements to represent a unified theme or idea. There is no entry fee for participating. Samples are above.
View the 2008 3-D Prospectus: (PDF Document)
View the 2008 3-D Application Form: (Register Online) - you have the option of printing and mailing the form

Click here to see the 2008 3-D award winners.


2008 Schedule & Events

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

Thursday, May 15
8 AM-6 PM.....ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 1-6 PM)

Friday, May 16
9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
10:15-10:45 AM...ROPEX International Rate Stamps First Day Ceremony (Rooms 1 and 2)
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 (Room 1)
2-4 PM............American Helvetia Philatelic Society Show and Tell (Room 1)
6 PM...............Show closes

Saturday, May 17
8-10 AM..........American Helvetia Philatelic Society Board Meeting* (Board Room)
10 AM.............Show opens
10 AM-5 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
10 AM-4 PM....Stamp Camp USA (pre-registration required, see above)
10 AM-Noon....American Helvetia Philatelic Society General Meeting (Room 1)
11 AM-Noon....APS Town Meeting (Room 2)
Noon-5 PM......Cachet Makers' Bourse
Noon-1 PM......Empire State Postal History Society Buy/Sell/Trade Hour (Room 1)
1-2 PM............Empire State Postal History Society Meeting (Room 1)
1-3 PM............Scouts on Stamps Society International General Meeting (Room 2)
1-2 PM............Walk-Through Discussion of Exhibits (Frame 1- all welcome)
2-3 PM............American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Seminar with Nancy Clark (Room 1)
3-4:30 PM........Judges Exhibit Critique (Room 1)
4-4:30 PM........Panorama of Swiss Stamps and Postal History video presentation by the AHPS (Board Room)
5 PM...............Show closes
6 PM...............ROPEX Awards Banquet- ESL Sports Centre, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30

Sunday, May 18
10 AM-3 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
1-2 PM............Federation of New York Philatelic Societies Meeting (Room 1)
3 PM...............Show closes
3 PM...............Exhibitor's Reception and Exhibit Pickup


For Exhibitors...

ROPEX Medals ROPEX Awards
2008 Judges

Nancy B. Clark, Marston Mills, MA
(Chairman)
Thomas M. Fortunato, Rochester, NY
Peter D. Martin, Naugatuck, CT
Robert P. Meegan, East Aurora, NY
Robert G. Zeigler, Indianapolis, IN


Major and RPA Awards for 2008

Awards this year feature handmade Ecuadorian exotic wood boxes with fused
glass tops. They come from "One World Goods," a local company that offers
unique handicrafts from artisans in remote and impoverished locales.


Grand Award
Large Square Box

Reserve Grand
Large Rectangular Box

Single Frame Grand
Small Rectangular Box

Larry R. Moriarty Sr.
Memorial Award

Small Rectangular Box
for the Best Scout Exhibit

ROPEX Show Committee Award
2007 Brilliant Uncirculated British 50p
Coin and Folder for 2nd Best Scout Exhibit

Dusty Miller Award
Bicycle Sculpture
for a RPA Member
Postal History

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

Most Popular
Small Silver Revere Bowl
as Voted by
ROPEX Visitors


2008 Exhibits

41 accepted exhibits, 194 total frames entered

* denotes an RPA member
-Title page - Plan page - Synopsis page

Reservations for exhibit frames are now closed!
View the final
exhibits layout.
View the Palmares awards listing (PDF document).

1 Frame      
Lawrence E.
Clay
Adult Postcard
1 frame
Scout Post Cards - The Humorous Side A sampling of world-wide Boy Scout and Girl Scout/Guide post cards with a sense of humor and poking fun at Scouts to show the "fun" side of Scouting!
Anthony F.
Dewey
Adult Cinderella
1 frame
Service of Intellectual Aid to Prisoners of War
(see an online version here)
Labels used by the International Education Bureau on correspondence with POWs and Internees during WWII.
J. Alex
Hadden
Adult Thematic
1 frame
What Scouting Means to Me This exhibit uses selected stamps, covers and other material to illustrate the many aspects of Scouting.
Richard T.
Hall
Adult Display
1 frame
The Swiss Landi 1939 A display exhibit of the postal stationery and officially sanctioned postcards issued for the Swiss National Exposition in Zürich in 1939.
Reference
Robert
Lewis
Adult Postal
1 frame
World Scout Jamboree in Idaho, USA Selection of stamps issued to publicize the 12th World Scout Jamboree held in Farragut State Park in Idaho from August 1-9, 1967.
Bruce
Marsden
Adult Postal
1 frame
Campione d'Italia, a Geographic Anomaly An exploration of the philatelic opportunities presented by the impact of World War II on this Italian enclave surrounded by Switzerland.
Gregory
Shoults
Adult Postal
1 frame
Washington and Franklin Coils 1912 Issue The exhibit shows production varieties of the 1912 issue with domestic and foreign usages on cover.
Gregory
Shoults
Adult Postal
1 frame
Washington and Franklin Coils 1914 Issue The exhibit shows production varieties of the 1914 issue with usages on domestic and foreign covers.
Harlan F.
Stone
Adult Postal
1 frame
Swiss Postal Involvement in 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War
(see an online PowerPoint variant here)
Including temporary war rates; forwarded international mail; and free postage for Swiss troops, interned French troops, and Red Cross.
George
Struble
Adult Display
1 frame
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi in Swiss Philately Switzerland has been proud of its son, the educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. This exhibit shows the many philatelic tributes to him.
Andrew
Urushima
Adult Postal
1 frame
The Olympic Jubilee: Lausanne 1944 Varieties and usages of Switzerland's 3-stamp series commemorating the 1944 Olympic Jubilee celebration in Lausanne.
RPA Non-Competitive
1 frame
Introduction to Exhibiting This frame explains details about the exhibits on display and awards at ROPEX 2008.
AHPS Non-Competitive
1 frame
American Helvetia Philatelic Society
(see the society web site here)
Promotional frame detailing member collecting interests and society details.
SOSSI Non-Competitive
1 frame
Scouts on Stamps Society International
(see the society web site here)
Promotional frame detailing member collecting interests and society details.
1941 H. A. G. Museum Non-Competitive
1 frame
1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
(see flight details here)
Philatelic display explaining preparations for vintage aircraft flights July 9-10, 2008 between Geneseo and Rochester, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls commemorating US airmail's 90th anniversary.
Multi-Frame      
Kelly
Armstrong
*
Adult Postal
3 frames
U.S. Military Free Mail: Civil War to the Present Typically granted by Congress in times of war or conflict, U.S. military free-franked mail is explored here through chronological examples beginning with the Civil War.
Ernest L.
Bergman
Adult Display
8 frames
Switzerland: A Safe Haven for Civilian Refugees and Military Internees during the Nazi Era Civilian and military mail, censorship and personal documents showing the many problems encountered by these people and Switzerland during their stay there.
Jay
Bigalke
Adult Display
10 frames
U.S. Scenic American Landscapes Airmail Stamps (1999-2007) Study of the 1999-2007 U.S. Scenic American Landscapes series of airmail stamps and stationery featuring first-day covers, domestic/international uses, and additional items.
Diane & Dave
Bombard
*
Adult Display
2 frames
ROPEX Over Time A display class look at souvenirs from past ROPEX shows, concentrating on covers but also including other items we hope you'll find interesting.
Lawrence E.
Clay
Adult Display
5 frames
Baden-Powell: Two Lives of a Hero The two lives of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the first ending as the Hero of Mafeking, and the second as the founder of Scouting, are illustrated here.
Thomas
Corette
Adult Postal
10 frames
The United States Two-Cent Columbian 1893 A comprehensive study of the issue, presenting the source of design, design proposal, essays, die and plate proofs, specimens, stamps, varieties, cancellations and usages.
Paul R.
Davis
Adult Postal
5 frames
The 1954 Liberty Series and Its Uses Covers, souvenir sheet, and postal cards showing postal uses of the 1954 Liberty Series.
George F.
DeKornfeld
*
Adult Postal
4 frames
Hudson, New York Post Marks and Postal Markings 1794 to 1920 Marcophily exhibit as indicated in title, examining officially applied circular date stamps, killer cancels, auxiliary markings, and early machine cancels.
Reference
Anthony F.
Dewey
Adult Postal
8 frames
Swiss Official Stamps for the UNEO and International Agencies
(see an online version here)
A study of the Swiss official service stamps issued for the UN European Office and the Swiss-based International Agencies before 1970.
R. S.
Frank
Adult Postal
7 frames
Scouting Postal Usages of the 1930s
(see an online variant here)
Worldwide postal items containing Boy Scout or Girl Guide philatelic elements used during the 1930s, including Scout stamps, postal cards, cancellations, registration etiquettes, and meters.
Paul B.
Goodwin
Adult Postal
10 frames
Argentine Air Mail: Carriers, Routes and Rates, 1917-1946 History of carriers of airmail to and from Argentina, development of domestic and foreign airmail routes and the evolution of Argentine postal air mail rates.
Roger
Heath
Adult Postal
8 frames
DeCoppet Razor Cancels of Switzerland
(see an online version here)
A history of flexible-head, rotating date-wheel cancelers invented by Frederic deCoppet. The patented mechanism was eventually adopted for everyday postal use in 1903.
J. Alex
Hadden
Adult Postal
5 frames
Canada Celebrates the Scouts and Guides This exhibit illustrates many of the machine cancels and hand stamps used by Canada Post to honour the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.
Alice
Johnson
*
Adult Postal
5 frames
A Multitude of Angels A thematic look at angels, their origins, myth and legend through the millennia.
Tony
Manson
Adult Postal
8 frames
Eighth Boy Scouts World Jamboree Traditional study of Canada's 1955 issue for the Eighth Boy Scouts World Jamboree at Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario--the stamp, cancels and cachets.
Bruce
Marsden
Adult Postal
10 frames
Swiss Fondue
(see an online version here)
The story of Swiss philately - a synoptic overview of many aspects available to stamps collectors interested in Switzerland.
Orville F.
Osborne
Adult Postal
5 frames
The Russian Rural Post- Zemstvos An exhibit of the various posts comprising the Russian Rural Post Zemstvo Posts 1866-1916.
Alan
Parsons
*
Adult Postal
5 frames
Corning, NY Postal History Including DPOs Now Served by Corning Post Office Postal History of Corning, NY combined with that of discontinued post offices merged into Corning Post Office, 1834-1999.
Clemens
Reiss
Adult Thematic
9 frames
Sailing Races The sport of sailing, includes brief early history, racing terminology, sail types and classes, races from international America's Cup to local club regattas.
Harlan F.
Stone
Adult Postal
10 frames
Switzerland's Domestic and International Postage Due Charges During 1862-1907 Including postage due mail from some 60 foreign postal administrations worldwide.
Raymond M.
Stone
*
Adult Illustrated Mail
8 frames
3 cent Handcar- Rochester's First Transportation Coil A first day cover exhibit displaying a variety of cachets and stamp combinations for this definitive issue released 25 years ago on March 25, 1983.
Raymond M.
Stone
*
Adult Illustrated Mail
2 frames
5.2 Cent Sleigh A first day cover exhibit detailing this popular and under-used transportation coil issue.
George
Struble
Adult Postal
9 frames
The Development of Swiss Airmail up to 1940
(see an online variant here)
The development of the Swiss airmail system from its beginnings up to 1940: stamps, 1913 flight covers, and especially first flights since 1919.
Stephen L.
Suffet
*
Adult Display
10 frames
Woody Guthrie: His Life and His Songs Woody Guthrie’s life and song lyrics illustrated with stamps, covers, postal stationery, and other philatelic material, enhanced by various non-philatelic items.
Steve P.
Turchik
Adult Postal
10 frames
The Usage of Switzerland's Imperforate Sitting Helvetia Issue of 1854-1863
(see an online version here)
A premier world-class exhibit showing used examples of 31 basic varieties, production varieties, frankings, postmarks, cancels and destinations.
Theresa
Meegan
Non-Competitive Thematic
3 frames
Foxes - The Beautiful Fox in Nature and Fables Topical exhibit of the various types of foxes, their habitat, behavior, prey and family structure, and predators.


For and About Dealers...

Interested in selling at the 2008 show?
Dealers should download the
ROPEX Dealer Contract (PDF document) and the 2008 Floor Plan (PDF document). We offer some of the lowest table fees for a national WSP show. 2007 dealers may apply for their same table if ordered by September 1. The layout is subject to change.

Other area World Series national exhibitions around the same time in 2008:

  • Philatelic Show- May 9-11, Boxborough, MA
  • NOJEX- May 23-25, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 6-8, Washington, DC
    Come to Rochester on your northeast swing of shows!

    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.

    2008 Confirmed Dealers

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 17
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire and
    worldwide- stamps,
    covers, lots
    Dave Allego
    Table 16
    P.O. Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    dallego@neo.rr.com
    Worldwide covers,
    cinderellas, ephemera
    Bardo Stamps
    Table 21
    PO Box 7437,
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 634-2676
    jfb7437@aol.com
    US #1 to present
    Tom Baron Covers
    Table 25
    PO Box 1339,
    Long Beach, NY 11561-1339
    (516) 763-9205
    tomcovers@aol.com
    20th century US covers
    Finger Lakes International
    Table 8
    PO Box 5
    Shortsville, NY 14548-0005
    (585) 289-6395
    flstamps@rochester.rr.com
    Switzerland, Germany-
    stamps and covers
    France International
    Table 23
    PO Box 580
    Gibsonia, PA 15044
    (724) 443-8580
    http://www.stampsbythemes.com/
    stamps@salsgiver.com
    Worldwide thematic and
    topical specialties
    Geezer's Tweezers
    Table 26
    PO Box 65010,
    Baltimore, MD 21209-5010
    (410) 602-9030
    philwb4fdt@hotmail.com
    US and worldwide
    covers, FDCs, lots
    Al Greco Stamps
    Table 7
    1190 Nolan Rd,
    Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-7948
    alfredgreco@verizon.net
    US and worldwide
    stamps, US and
    Canadian revenues
    William H. Hatton
    Table 28
    PO Box 622,
    Piqua, OH 45356-0622
    (937) 778-9207
    bill_hatton@tmail.com
    US stamps, US/foreign
    covers, postcards,
    literature
    Iron City Stamp and Coin
    Table 29
    PO Box 25
    Bath, NY 14810
    (716) 331-3321
    irnctystamp@yahoo.com
    US and Canada mint/used,
    US coins, supplies
    Swamy Iyer
    Table 14
    PO Box 697
    Pittsford, NY 14534-0697
    (585) 223-8561
    http://www.siyer.com/
    swamy@siyer.com
    USA, Japan, China,
    Manchukuo, Ryukyus,
    Asia, worldwide
    Lakewood Stamps
    Table 6
    1656 W 40th St
    Erie, PA 16509
    (814) 866-0352
    res106@aol.com
    US and topical new issue
    stamps (inc. Disney, WWF)
    Howard R. Lutz
    Table 11
    PO Box 26
    Cortland, OH 44410
    (330) 924-5124
    howrex2@aol.com
    Worldwide collections,
    US BOB, British colonies
    Steve Malack Stamps
    Table 4
    PO Box 5628
    Endicott, NY 13763
    (607) 862-9441
    http://www.malack.com/
    malackweb@aol.com
    Quality US stamps-graded
    mint/used, plate blocks/
    sheets
    Barry Mann
    Table 22
    25 Hillside
    White Plains, NY 10601
    (914) 428-6061
     
    Worldwide scout philately
    John Nunes
    Table 9
    80 Fredericks Rd
    Scotia, NY 12302
    (518) 399-8395
    nunesnook@aol.com
    US and worldwide
    covers, ephemera
    Phantom Stamps, Coins
    & Supplies
    Table 30
    PO Box 395,
    Manchester, NY 14504-0395
    (585) 289-3652
    vdelgatto@rochester.rr.com
    US and worldwide
    stamps, covers,
    topicals, supplies
    Plateblocketc
    Table 10
    PO Box 2552
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932-2552
    (678) 595-7827
    http://www.geocities.com/plateblocketc/
    plateblocketc@yahoo.com
    US stamps, plate blocks
    and covers
    Les Rosen
    Table 27
    7724 Matchwood Ln,
    Liverpool, NY 13090
    (315) 652-9635
    fdcsrfun@aol.com
    US and worldwide FDCs,
    maxicards
    Rosen Dollar Tables
    Table 28
    7724 Matchwood Ln,
    Liverpool, NY 13090
    (315) 652-9635
    fdcsrfun@aol.com
    stamps, covers, etc.
    everything $1 or less
    John L. Rudnicki
    Table 13
    25 Deforest Dr
    Brampton, ON Canada L4A 2Y1
    (905) 495-0603
    rudnicki@rogers.com
    Poland/back of the book
    and collections, topicals
    inc. Europa
    Suburban Stamp and Coin
    Table 5
    PO Box 2378
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 452-0593
    merristamp@aol.com
    US and worldwide
    stamps, US coins
    Robert C. Swed
    Table 20
    1204 Elderon Dr
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 994-6086
    robertcswed@aol.com
    US used stamps and
    covers, classic FDCs
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 2
    PO Box 470
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    tomsstamps2133@embarqmail.com
    Classic US mint/used and
    worldwide stamps, lots
    Al "Doc" Turner
    Table 3
    4013 Pinestead Dr
    Walled Lake, MI 48390
    (248) 363-7364
    agturner@comcast.net
    Classic US, British
    North America,
    Scandinavia
    VACANT
    Table 19
    Dealer pulled out    
    S J Willis Stamps
    Table 12
    26 Rock Rose Way
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020-6309
    (518) 306-4752 US and foreign stamps,
    especially pre-1960
    Laurence L. Winum
    Table 15
    PO Box 247
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    winum@frontiernet.net
    US and Germany
    stamps and covers
    Fred Zaganiacz Stamps
    Table 18
    2339 Lambeth Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-6441
    fzaganiacz@adelphia.net
    worldwide stamps/covers,
    US covers, topicals

    Cachet Makers Bourse

    Armstrong Cachets
    C1
    PO Box 24663
    Rochester, NY 14624-4663
    karmstr2@rochester.rr.com cachets
    CL Cachets
    C2
    PO Box 2053
    Elkton, MD 21922-2053
    clazfdc@yahoo.com cachets
    3-DLAZ Cachets
    C3
    PO Box 2053
    Elkton, MD 21922-2053
    clazfdc@yahoo.com cachets

    Postal Administrations

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


    Area Hotels and Rates

    ROPEX has reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Marketplace Inn, only about a mile away from the ESL Centre at a rate of $99 per night, discounted from $129. It is within walking distance of several restaurants. Only 20 rooms are available at this price. Call the hotel directly to make reservations at 585-427-2700 and ask for the special “stamp show” rate under group reservation number 1233.

    Alternative hotel details are provided as a convenience for show-goers with 2007 non-event rates that may have changed. Add 14% tax to all prices. Many offer AAA and AARP discounts. Also check other Internet sites for possible discounts at these hotels. ROPEX 2008 is being held during the two-week Rochester Lilac Festival and graduation weekend for the Rochester Institute of Technology, as it was last year.

    See where some of these hotels are located: Click here for a Google map
    (SH)=free airport shuttle service (**)=closest to the show


    * Best Western Marketplace Inn, 940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-2700   $99 (**)(SH)
    (includes free hot breakfast, after dinner dessert bar, local calls, in-room wireless Internet access)

    * Comfort Suites, 2085 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-6620   $135
    * Country Inn & Suites, 4635 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-486-9000   $127-148(w/ROPEX 15% discount)
    * Courtyard Rochester, 30 Corporate Woods, Rochester, NY 14623  585-292-1000   $149 (SH)(**)
    * Days Inn, 4853 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-334-9300   $84
    * Doubletree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1510   $140 (SH)(**)
    * Hampton Inn, 717 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-272-7800   $125 (SH)(**)
    * Holiday Inn Marketplace, 800 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-9190   $? (SH)(**)
    * Homewood Suites, 2095 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-9150   $129-159
    * Microtel Inn, 905 Lehigh Station Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-334-3400   $54-64
    * Radisson Hotel Airport, 175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1910   $109 (SH)
    * Red Roof Inns, 4820 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-359-1100   $107
    * Residence Inn by Marriott, 1300 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-272-8850   $129-159 (SH)
    * RIT Inn, 5727 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14586  585-359-1800   $89-115 (SH)
    * Super 8 Motel, 1000 Lehigh Station Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-359-1630   $78


    Awards Banquet

    Buffet banquet tickets are available for $30 each. Cash bar and seating 6-6:30, dinner at 6:30. The menu features: Chef salad, macaroni salad, rolls and butter, prime rib, pasta, rissole potatoes, honey carrots, and more. Reservations are only available through advance purchase and must be made by Monday, May 14. Make checks payable to ROPEX and send it to:

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


    2008 Cancels & Cachets

    ROPEX International Rate stamps first day combo covers are $4 each. It features the 72 cent "13 Mile Woods, Errol, New Hampshire" stamp with Rochester's commemorative first day cancel, and the 94 cent "St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands" stamp with the traditional 4-bar "First Day of Issue" cancel.

    ROPEX theme covers and special Minnesota Statehood cover (seen below) are $2 each. Please note that the Boy Scout cover has sold out.

    Include $1 for every 3 covers ordered for return postage, or include a self-addressed stamped envelope. 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
    See prior ROPEX and RPA covers by clicking here.

    Special First Day of Sale cover for the Minnesota Statehood stamp.


    Thanks to our Community Raffle Donors




    ROPEX Past and Future

    (All documents are PDF files and open in a new browser window.)
  • 1997 Palmares
  • 1998 Palmares
  • 1999 Palmares
  • 2000 Palmares
  • 2001 Palmares
  • 2002 Palmares
  • 2003 Palmares
  • 2004 Palmares
  • 2005 Palmares
  • 2006- No show
  • 2007 Palmares
  • 2008 Palmares
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  • 2003 Floor Plan
  • 2004 Floor Plan
  • 2005 Floor Plan
  • 2006- No show
  • 2007 Floor Plan
  • 2008 Floor Plan
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  • 2001 Exhibit Layout
  • 2002 Exhibit Layout
  • 2003 Exhibit Layout
  • 2004 Exhibit Layout
  • 2005 Exhibit Layout
  • 2006- No show
  • 2007 Exhibit Layout
  • 2008 Exhibit Layout
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  • 2002 Show Program
  • 2003 Show Program
  • 2004 Show Program
  • 2005 Show Program
  • 2006- No show
  • 2007 Show Program
  • 2008 Show Program
  • Future Show Dates
    ROPEX 2009- May 15-17
    ROPEX 2010- May 14-16


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