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ROPEX 2009 Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
An APS "World Series of Philately" Event

Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17

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

Theme:
Abraham Lincoln on Stamps and Coins (
see the new pennies- 8 meg flv file)

Days Hours Mins Secs
to ROPEX 2009!
Check out our pre-show flyer and show program!
  
General inquiries about the show may be
emailed here or addressed to:
ROPEX, PO Box 10206, Brighton Station,
Rochester, NY 14610-0206

Phone: 585-752-6178
Click here to download a PDF:
ROPEX 'Heads' poster, ROPEX 'Tails' poster,
ROPEX brochure, Rochester brochure


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!


2009 Show Committee

Chairman: Dave Robinson
Awards: Raymond Stone
Banquet: Dave Bombard
Bourse: Dave Robinson
Cachet and Cancel Designs:
Joe Doles and Ada Prill
Cachet Sales: Rick Kase
Exhibits: Thomas Fortunato
General Advisor: Frank Tritto
Graphic Designer/Publications:
Al Starkweather
Judges: Ann Triggle
Publicity: Thomas Fortunato
Raffle: Dave and Diane Bombard
RPA Hospitality Table: Chuck Schultz
Staging: Joe Doles
Treasurer: Dave Robinson
Youth Activities: Mary Iman


2009 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.

FDC cachet for the 78 cent Mark Lasker stamp by the Rochester Philatelic Association Hot News! ROPEX will be hosting a "First Day of Sale" ceremony for the upcoming 78 cent definitive honoring Mary Lasker on Friday, May 15 at 10:30 AM at the ESL Centre before the show's opening at 11 AM. Philanthropist and health research advocate Mary Woodard Lasker led a very charitable life. Read details here and from the official PDF press release of the Lasker Foundation. Note: The stamp's originally announced First Day of Issue date of Thursday, May 14, as seen in the Lasker press release, has now been changed to Friday, May 15.
(click to enlarge the cachet- order them using the form below)
Read comments by John Hotchner.

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 17 at 1:30. You need not be present to win. See the current list of items! (For adults 18 and older.)

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.

Check out all 151 contestants in 2009 and the winners here, judged in four grade categories: Kindergarten-3; 4-6; 7-9; and 10-12.


2009 Schedule & Events

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

Thursday, May 14
8 AM-6 PM.....ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 1-6 PM)

Friday, May 15
8 AM-6 PM......Judges' Deliberation Room (Room 2)
9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
10:30-11 AM....Mary Lasker First Day of Sale Ceremony (Room 1)
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)
6 PM...............Show closes

Saturday, May 16
10 AM.............Show opens
10 AM-5 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
10 AM- 1 PM...Boy Scout Stamp Merit Badge Master Class (by invitation, Room 2)
Noon-5 PM......Cachet Makers' Bourse
Noon-1 PM......Empire State Postal History Society trading hour and Buffalo Postal History presentation (Room 1)
1-2 PM............Empire State Postal History Society Annual Meeting (Room 1)
1-2 PM............Walk-Through Discussion of Exhibits (Frame 1- all welcome)
2-3 PM............American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Seminar (Room 1)
3-4:30 PM........Judges Exhibit Critique (Room 1)
5 PM...............Show closes
6 PM...............ROPEX Awards Banquet- Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30

Sunday, May 17
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
2009 Judges

Janet R. Klug, Chair, Pleasant Plain, OH
Anthony K. Brooks, Indianapolis, IN
Ken Martin, Bellefonte, PA
Ann de Bayley Nicoll, Indianapolis, IN
Alan Warren, Exton, PA


Major and RPA Awards for 2009


Grand Award
W. T. Averbeck
The Small Queen Era
1870-1900: A Study of
the Rates, Regulations
& Usages

Reserve Grand
Orville F. Osborne
Canada Imperial
Penny Post 1898
 
 

Single Frame Grand
Gregory Shoults
Washington and
Franklin Coils
Perf 8.5 1912 Issue

 

Larry R. Moriarty Sr.
Memorial Award

Jeffrey Shapiro
The Prexies at Work
 
 

Dusty Miller Award
Bicycle Lamp for a
RPA Member exhibiting
Postal History
Robert Meegan
United States Domestic
Letter Rates From
1800 to 1900

Andy Hale Award
Book, "Looking for Lincoln"
for a RPA Member
Non-Postal History
Alice Johnson
A Multitude of
Angels

 

Most Popular
Small Silver Revere
Bowl as Voted by
ROPEX Visitors
Kurt W. Laubinger
The Politically Inspired
Cachets of Bruce R.
McIntyre, 1936-1960


2009 Exhibits

37 accepted exhibits, 160 frames reserved (143 competitive)

* denotes an exhibiting RPA member, ‡ denotes a novice national exhibitor
-Title page - Plan page - Synopsis page

Reservations for exhibit frames have been closed!

View a summary of exhibits (PDF).        View a layout of exhibits (PDF).
View the Complete Palmares awards list! (PDF).

Court of Honor      
John
Hotchner
Non-Comp.
10 frames
Worldwide Rarities and Uniquities An exhibit showing the breadth and challenge of philately using material that is extremely difficult to find, though not always expensive.
*** View selected pages ***
1 Frame      
Duncan H.
Barber
*
Single Frame
1 frame
Great Britain: Decimal Registered Air Mail Letter Rates to Zone B: 1971 February 15th to 1991 September 15th
Silver
A one-frame representation of the seventeen GB registered air mail letter rates from decimalization to the change in zone structures, as reflected by the dates.
[Postal]
Allison
Cusick
Single Frame
1 frame
Ranching and Farming in Canada's Prairie Provinces Before World War I
Silver
Postcards illustrating ranching and farming in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Assiniboia 1900 to 1917.
[Post Card]
Thomas M.
Fortunato
*
Single Frame
1 frame
That's a Postage Stamp?
Silver Bronze
A fun sampler of the world’s more unusual modern postage stamps. What would you call them? Imaginative novelties? Gimmicks? Collector rip-offs? See for yourself! *** View it online here ***
[Postal]
William J.
Hart
Single Frame
1 frame
Rural Free Delivery in New York State
Silver Bronze
To illustrate the NYS RFD postal marking system from its start in 1900, until the postal history aspect faded out after about 15 years.
[Postal]
Walt
Krasowski
Single Frame
1 frame
Varieties of the Two Cent Red Arch Issue with Emphasis on the Overprinted Counterpart of 1932
Silver
Plate flaws and surcharge varieties of both the regular and overprinted issues of this Canadian stamp as seen in mint singles, multiples and on cover.
[Postal]
Walt
Krasowski
Single Frame
1 frame
Glen Loates’ 1869-69 Bird Variants
Silver
This exhibit shows in order of denomination various lithography varieties amongst each denomination in formats of mint singles, blocks, as well as on cover.
[Postal]
Robert W.
Lighthouse
Adult Class
Single frame
Canada Map Stamp of 1898
Silver Bronze
A plating and variety study of this very first "Christmas" stamp.
[Postal]
Gary Wayne
Loew
Single Frame
1 frame
Up a Lazy River: The Village and Town Cancellations of The Gambia
Silver
An imaginary trip down the Gambia River visiting the postal villages through covers, examining mail type, rates, routes, anomilies, and significant addresses and senders.
bibliography [Postal]
Alan
Parsons
*
Single Frame
1 frame
19th Century Railroad Postal Markings Related to Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung and Tioga Counties, NY
Silver
By use of 19th century railroad postal markings the exhibit traces growth of railroad mail service to 1900 in four contiguous "southern tier" NY counties.
[Postal]
Gregory
Shoults
Single Frame
1 frame
Washington and Franklin Coils Perf-8.5 1912 Issue
Gold
The exhibit shows the production of the coils with domestic and foreign usages.
[Postal]
Stephen L.
Suffet
*
Single Frame
1 frame
The Half Cent U.S. Liberty Series Stamp Used on Third Class Mail
Silver
The USPOD issued the 1/2¢ Liberty Series stamp primarily for making up 3rd class rates. This exhibit looks at such usages.
[Postal]
Multi-Frame      
W. T.
Averbeck
Adult Class
10 frames
The Small Queen Era - 1870-1900: A Study of the Rates, Regulations & Usages
Gold
A Canadian domestic and foreign postal history exhibit beginning in 1870 with the Small Queen era until superceded by the Leaf and Jubilee issues.
[Postal]
Edward J.
Bailey
Adult Class
2 frames
The First 50 Years: Stamps and Covers, Great Britain 1840 to 1890
Silver Bronze
Stamps and covers from early Great Britain, including the famous Penny Black and representative plate number singles of the 1858 through 1883 issues.
[Postal]
Edward J.
Bailey
Adult Class
2 frames
United States "Two Cent Reds" 1901-1932
Silver Bronze
Stamps, covers, and first days of U.S. two cent red colored commemoratives from the 1901 Pan-American stamp through the 1932 Arbor Day issue.
[Postal]
Paul L.
Baker
Adult Class
4 frames
Cataloging and Correlating the Postal Cards and Letter Sheets of Trieste "A", AMG-FTT 1947 to 1954
Vermeil
Postal stationery exhibit presenting 74 common and rare examples of these issues, including errors and varieties in a logical sequence. Reference correlations provided for each.
[Postal]
Paul L.
Baker
Adult Class
6 frames
AMG Germany Postal Cards: The 1945 "M" Design
Vermeil
Postal stationery exhibit of issues from the American and British Zones of Germany, including design details, paper colors and types, printing flaws, varieties and usages.
[Postal]
Jonathan
Becker
Adult Class
8 frames
Palestine Aerophilately: World War I - 1948
No Award
This aerophilately exhibit shows the breadth of aviation-related mail for the entire period of British Palestine, WWI through the end of the Mandate.
[Postal] Did not arrive to be judged.
Jonathan
Becker
Adult Class
10 frames
British Palestine: The Civil Administration
No Award
This postal history exhibit shows the highly developed range of postal services engineered by the British, during their Civil Administration from 1920-1948.
[Postal] Did not arrive to be judged.
George
DeKornfeld
*
Adult Class
5 frames
The First 125 Years of Post Marks & Postal Markings of Hudson, New York
Vermeil
Marcophily exhibit examining the evolution of post marks and postal markings (and their possible combinations) of the first chartered city in independent America.
references [Postal]
Bill
DiPaolo
Adult Class
9 frames
The Gentleman from Pennsylvania
Gold
The life and times of our 15th President, James Buchanan, as told by the postal history of his time through this special study.
biography [Postal]
Chip
Gliedman
Adult Class
5 frames
My Victoria - Imperforate Line Engraved Stamps of Great Britain from Plate Position 'CG'
Gold
Traditional presentation covering the Penny Black, Twopence Blue, and Penny Red all printed from the 'CG' plate position (1 out of 240), this exhibitor's initials. *** View it online here ***
[Postal]
Regis
Hoffman
Adult Class
6 frames
Letters to the Stars
Vermeil
Display exhibit of mail to Hollywood movie stars from the silent era to the present day.
[Display]
Alice
Johnson
*
Adult Class
5 frames
A Multitude of Angels
Silver
A thematic look at angels, their origins, myth and legend through the millennia.
[Thematic]
Stuart
Keeley
Adult Class
4 frames
Celebrating our Hobby
Silver Bronze
A light hearted look at stamps, souvenir sheets, covers, and cinderellas associated with stamp exhibitions over the years from the U.S., Canada and around the world.
[Display]
Kurt W.
Laubinger
Adult Class
5 frames
The Politically Inspired Cachets of Bruce R. McIntyre, 1936-1960
Vermeil
Hand-drawn and hand painted cachets of U.S. political events by Bruce R. McIntyre.
[Illustrated Mail]
Graham
Locke
Adult Class
8 frames
The Penny Black Plates
Gold
See over 800 examples of this iconic stamp.
[Postal]
Robert
Meegan
*
Adult Class
10 frames
United States Domestic Letter Rates From 1800 to 1900
Vermeil
Development, refinement, and modernization of the U.S. domestic letter rate system from the beginning of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century.
[Postal]
Orville F.
Osborne
Adult Class
5 frames
Canada Imperial Penny Post 1898
Gold
This exhibit illustrates the history of the Penny Post and production of the map stamp, including varieties produced and anomolies and usages of the stamp.
[Postal]
William W.
Sammis
Adult Class
10 frames
The Expresses of Maine - Private & Postal 1840-1865
Gold
The postal history of the first twenty-five years of expressing letters, valuables and parcels within, to and from the state of Maine.
[Postal]
Jeffrey
Shapiro
Adult Class
10 frames
The Prexies at Work
Gold
Selected examples of the varied usages of the 1938 Presidential Series, commonly known as the Prexies.
[Postal]
Gregory
Shoults
Adult Class
5 frames
Washington and Franklin Coils Rotary Press Issues 1914-1922
Gold
The exhibit shows production of the rotary press coils with domestic, foreign, and war rate postal usages of the time period.
[Postal]
Stephen L.
Suffet
*
Adult Class
5 frames
Postal History of the United States 3-Cent Circular Die Stamped Envelopes: Rates and Usages 1917-1960
Vermeil
How the 3¢ Circular Die envelopes were used in their day, including envelopes revalued to 2¢ or 4¢, or overprinted for official use.
[Postal]
Non-Competitive      
ROPEX Non- competitive
1 frame
Introduction to Exhibiting This frame will help viewers understand the exhibiting process, explain exhibit types and outline the various prizes to be awarded.
Edward J.
Bailey
Non- competitive
2 frames
Abraham Lincoln on United States Stamps A variety of U.S. stamps and other philatelic items honoring our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, in chronical order by date of issue.
Raymond M.
Stone
*
Adult Class
2 frames
Lincoln, Philatelically Speaking A fun illustrated mail exhibit honoring Abraham Lincoln, primarily on first day covers.
[Illustrated Mail]
Norm
Wright,
* editor, Casey Jones Railroad Unit
Non- competitive
2 frames
Casey Jones Dispatcher Literature Display Frame Featured pages from this American Topical Association Study Unit's popular bi-monthly publication, "The Dispatcher." Visit their table at the show for information and membership details.


For and About Dealers...

Interested in selling at the 2009 show?
Dealers should download the
ROPEX Dealer Contract (PDF document) and the 2009 Floor Plan (PDF document). We offer some of the lowest table fees for a national WSP show. The layout is subject to change.

Other area World Series national exhibitions around the same time in 2009:

  • Philatelic Show- May 1-3, Boxborough, MA
  • NOJEX- May 22-24, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 5-7, 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.

    2009 Confirmed Dealers

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 18
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire and
    worldwide- stamps,
    covers, lots
    Dave Allego
    Table 17
    P.O. Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    dallego@neo.rr.com
    Worldwide covers,
    cinderellas, ephemera
    Amberman Postal History
    Table 14
    PO Box 4700,
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 280-2125
    ambermanpostal@aol.com
    US 19th and 20th century covers
    Bardo Stamps
    Table 23
    PO Box 7437,
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 634-2676
    jfb7437@aol.com
    US #1 to present
    Tom Baron Covers
    Table 11
    PO Box 1339,
    Long Beach, NY 11561-1339
    (516) 763-9205
    tomcovers@aol.com
    20th century US covers
    Britannia Enterprises
    Table 27
    PO Box 2114,
    Orleans, MA 02653
    (508) 255-2465
    meadbritannia@aol.com
    Worldwide covers,
    cinderellas, ephemera
    Christopher/Richard Covers
    Table 21
    404 Dorado Ct.
    High Point, NC 27265
    (336) 869-4456
    wdipaolo@triad.rr.com
    Worldwide covers
    The Cover Connection
    Table 5
    PO Box 173 Niagara Square Sta
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 822-4519
    coverconnection@gmail.com
    US and worldwide covers
    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, worldwide
    covers, postcards,
    literature
    Lindner Publications
    Table 29
    PO Box 5066
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 437-0463
    lindner@lindner-usa.com
    Supplies, gifts and
    accessories
    McCloud Stamps & Covers
    Table 9
    109 Maple Center Rd
    Hilton, NY 14468
    jstoltz@rochester.rr.com US, Canada, France, worldwide
    Nunes Nook
    Table 10
    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
    (585) 289-3652
    vdelgatto@rochester.rr.com
    US and worldwide stamps,
    covers, topicals, supplies
    Plateblocketc
    Table 2
    PO Box 2552,
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932
    (678) 595-7827
    plateblocketc@yahoo.com
    US stamps, plate blocks, and covers
    Prestige Covers
    Table 25
    PO Box 306
    Tonawanda, NY 14120
    (716) 694-3562
    zepplincat@verizon.net
    Worldwide covers
    Les Rosen
    Table 3
    7724 Matchwood Ln
    Liverpool, NY 13090
    (315) 652-9635
    fdcsrfun@aol.com
    US and worldwide FDCs,
    maxicards
    Rosen Dollar Table
    Table 4
    7724 Matchwood Ln
    Liverpool, NY 13090
    (315) 652-9635
    fdcsrfun@aol.com
    stamps, covers, etc.
    everything $1 or less
    John L. Rudnicki
    Table 20
    25 Deforest Dr
    Brampton, ON Canada L4A 2Y1
    (905) 495-0603
    rudnicki@rogers.com
    Poland/back of the book
    and collections, topicals
    inc. Europa
    W.D. Snyder
    Table 26
    257 Ark Dr,
    Dallastown, PA 17313
    (717) 741-5807
    billsplacepa@yahoo.com
    US covers, first day covers, ephemera
    Suburban Stamp and Coin
    Table 8
    PO Box 2378
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 452-0593
    merristamp@aol.com
    US and worldwide
    stamps, US coins
    Robert C. Swed
    Table 22
    1204 Elderon Dr
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 994-6086
    robertcswed@aol.com
    US used stamps and
    covers, classic FDCs
    Toga Associates
    Table 12
    Box 396
    Fairfield, CT 06824-0396
    (203) 255-8885
    tbansak@aol.com
    British Empire and
    worldwide stamps
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 1
    PO Box 470
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    tomsstamps2133@embarqmail.com
    Classic US mint/used and
    worldwide stamps, lots
    Al "Doc" Turner
    Table 6
    4013 Pinestead Dr
    Walled Lake, MI 48390
    (248) 363-7364
    agturner@comcast.net
    Classic US, British
    North America,
    Scandinavia
    Doug Weisz US Covers
    Table 24
    PO Box 1458
    McMurray, PA 15317
    (773) 914-4332
    weiszcovers@adelphia.net
    US covers (FDCs, naval,
    flights, events)
    S J Willis Stamps
    Table 13
    26 Rock Rose Way
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020-6309
    (518) 306-4752 US and foreign stamps,
    especially pre-1960
    Laurence L. Winum
    Table 16
    PO Box 247
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    winum@frontiernet.net
    US and Germany
    stamps and covers
    Fred Zaganiacz Stamps
    Table 19
    2339 Lambeth Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-6441
    fzaganiacz@adelphia.net
    worldwide stamps/covers,
    US covers, topicals

    Postal Administrations

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

    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


    Area Hotels and Rates

    ROPEX has reserved a block of rooms at the Country Inn & Suites, only about a half-mile across the street from the ESL Centre, at a discounted rate of $109 per night. A number of restaurants are within walking distance. Only 10 rooms are available at this price. Call the hotel directly to make reservations at 585-427-0131 and ask for the special “ROPEX” rate.

    Alternative hotel details are provided as a convenience for show-goers with 2008 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 2009 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


    * Country Inn & Suites, 797 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-0131   $109 (**, ask for ROPEX rate)
    (newly renovated, closest hotel to the show, includes free hot breakfast, Internet access, indoor pool and fitness center)

    * Best Western Marketplace Inn, 940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-2700   $129 (**)(SH)
    * Comfort Suites, 2085 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-6620   $135
    * 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

    The ROPEX 2009 banquet will be held at Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, across from the show and MCC at 125 White Spruce Blvd. next to the new Country Inn and Suites. It is one of the best casual Italian restaurants in Rochester. Tickets are $30. All meals begin with a house salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and include coffee, tea, or soda. Guests have their choice of the following entrees:
  • Tortellini Aglio Olio- Tortellini, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, and hot cherry peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil butter sauce.
  • Delmonico's Delmonico Steak- 1 1/2 pound (24 ounce) choice center cut rib eye steak from midwestern heavy aged beef, served with penne marinara.
  • Salmon- 12 ounce salmon filet with the chef's sauce of the day served with authentic Italian orzo.
  • Chicken Marsala- Chicken breasts sauteed with mushrooms, butter and Marsala wine with angel hair pasta.
  • Veal Parmigiana- Veal covered in Italian breadcrumbs, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese served over angel hair pasta.
  • Shrimp Scampi- Jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic butter, herbs and chopped roma tomatoes served over angel hair pasta.
  • Pork Chops- Two boneless center cut chops grilled and finished with the chef's sauce of the day served with angel hair pasta.
  • See their web site at
    http://www.delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com/. Reservations are requested through the RPA by the show opening to ensure appropriate seating in the separate banquet room.

    Read banquet comments by John Hotchner.


    2009 Cancels & Cachets









      ROPEX 2009 cachet cover order form
    (click the coupon to view the PDF order form)


      ROPEX will be one of a very few locations in the US (and probably only stamp show!) to have a supply of the new 2009 copper date Liberty Bell "Forever" stamps on its first day of issue, May 15. A mockup cover is shown at the right and are only $2 each. They may be ordered with the same return costs as our other ROPEX covers above. Quantities are limited, with orders filled on a first come basis, so order early! Orders will be returned when our supply runs out.
    Collectors may reserve covers in advance of receipt of their order by sending an email to stamptmf@frontiernet.net indicating the quantity desired along with full contact information.


    Stamp Quilt For the 2009 Raffle from Diane Bombard

    Thanks to our 2009 Community Raffle Donors




    ROPEX Past and Future

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  • Future Show Dates
    ROPEX 2010- May 14-16
    ROPEX 2011- May 13-15
    ROPEX 2012- May 18-21


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