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ROPEX 2011 Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
An APS "World Series of Philately" Event

Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

The Sports Centre at MCC, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd.
Daily Admission $3 or $6 for all 3 days. Kids free. Free Parking.
Hours: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3

The Northeastern Multi-State Postal History Exhibiting Competition

Theme: 50 Years of
Americans in Space
Selection of U.S. Space Stamps
2011 Show Poster
2011 Pre-show Postcard
General inquiries about the show
may be emailed here or addressed to:
ROPEX, PO Box 10206,
Brighton Station, Rochester, NY

Phone: 585-752-6178
Take a peek at our program!

Welcome to The Sports Centre at MCC

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

We're in Rink #1 (without the ice!) at The Sports Centre at MCC, 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 Greater Rochester International 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.

2011 Show Committee

Chairman: Thomas Fortunato
Awards: Ada Prill
Banquet: Ray Stone
Bourse: Dave Robinson
Cachet and Cancel Designs:
Kelly Armstrong
Cachet Sales: Rick Kase
Design-A-Stamp: Frank Tritto
Exhibits: Thomas Fortunato
Mailing: John Lighthouse
Program: Robert Lighthouse
Judges: Ann Triggle
Publicity: Thomas Fortunato
RPA Hospitality Table: Chuck Schultz
Staging: Rick Kase
Treasurer: Dave Robinson
Youth Activities: Mary Iman

2011 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.

Feel lucky?- Everyone filling out the quick registration form at the show entrance gets the chance to win some great door prizes.

Daily 50/50 Drawings- ROPEX will hold a 50/50 drawing every day of the show. Tickets are only $1 each. Winners need not be present to win.

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 (see photos above)- Youngsters participated 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 was no entry fee for participating. Click to view this year's entries and grand prize winner.
Design-A-Stamp Competition- Kids attending Boces 1 and Boces 2 schools throughout Monroe County entered our stamp design contest to win cash prizes! They used our official PDF form below and had their teacher or school submit the entry before our deadline of April 15. Awards of $25, $15 and $10 were available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in four categories: grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Design-A-Stamp Rules    Entry Form
Click to enlarge
Aaron Kahler
Grade 10- 1st
Click to enlarge
Brian Malgieri
Grade 10- 2nd
Click to enlarge
Kameron Lewis
Grade 12- 1st
Click to enlarge
Stephanie Hopkins
Grade 12- 2nd
Here are our 1st and 2nd place finalists in the two higher grade categories. All come from Start Monroe #1 Boces.

Three of the four winners attended ROPEX in person, with their teacher standing in for Brian.

2011 Schedule & Events

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

Thursday, May 12
8 AM-6 PM.....ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 1-6 PM)

Friday, May 13
8 AM-6 PM......Judges' Deliberation Room (Room 2)
9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
10:50 AM.........RPA Youth "Design-A-Stamp" Awards Presentation (show floor)
10:55 AM.........Tribute to John Nunes Presentation (show floor)
11 AM.............Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
11 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day
11 AM.............RPA Youth "Design-A-Stamp" Awards Presentation (show floor)
6 PM...............Show closes

Saturday, May 14
10 AM.............Show opens
10 AM-5 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
10-11 AM.........ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (Room 1)
10-Noon...........Boy Scout Merit Badge Class (by invitation) (Room 2)
11-Noon...........Joint State Postal History Society General Meeting (Room 1)
Noon-5 PM......Cachet Makers' Bourse
Noon-1 PM......Empire State Postal History Society Trading Hour (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 "Open Forum on Exhibiting" (Room 1)
3-4 PM............Judges Exhibit Critique (Room 1)
5 PM...............Show closes
6 PM...............ROPEX Awards Banquet- Cerame's Italian Villa, cocktails 6-7, dinner 7 PM

Sunday, May 16
10 AM.............Show opens
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 Exhibit Entries are Closed!

  • Click here to view/download the 2011 Exhibit Prospectus (PDF)
  • Click here to apply using the 2011 Online Exhibit Application Form
  • Click here to view/download the 2011 Mail-In Application Form (PDF)
  • Click here to view/download the special Multi-State Postal History Competition Rules (PDF)

  • 2011 Judges

    Douglas N. Clark
    Cape Cod, MA

    Duncan Barber
    Deep River, ON

    Nancy B. Clark
    Cape Cod, MA

    Robert P. Meegan
    East Aurora, NY

    Stephen Suffet
    New York, NY

    Douglas N. Clark: Doug is a retired Professor of Mathematics at the University of Georgia and also served as Mayor of the City of Lexington, GA. He is an international accredited judge and serves domestically as both a chief philatelic and Chief literature judge. Doug is current president of the Postal History Society and past-president of the Mobile Post Office Society. He serves as a director of the American Topical Association and heads its Accreditation Committee. Doug has been inducted into APS Writers Unit Hall of Fame.

    Duncan Barber: Duncan hails from Deep River, Ontario. He began collecting as a child and never quit. He is an accredited national judge with the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, which the APS recognizes through a cross-border agrerement with the RPSC. He collects Great Britain material, especially Elizabeth II postal history and Machins. He also collects post 1860 warship material. Duncan is an out-of-town RPA member along with his wife, Karen.

    Nancy B. Clark: Nancy Clark is an active exhibitor, researcher, writer and international level judge with strong Rochester philatelic roots. She served as RPA president and ROPEX chair in the 70's and 80's, and ran several youth stamp clubs. She co-founded several groups, including the Georgia Federation of Stamp Clubs, the Peach State Stamp Show, and the Auxiliary Markings Club. Nancy chaired OLYMPHILEX 1996, Atlanta's Olympic Stamp Exhibition. Among her many honors are the Ernest Kehr Award and the John N. Luff Award of the APS. Nancy is a life "out of town" member of the RPA.

    Robert P. Meegan: Bob has been a collector since 1972 and a familiar face to ROPEX visitors as an exhibitor and judge. He's a long-time member and past president of the Buffalo Stamp Club and Life Member of RPA. His primary collecting interests include United States postal rates from the First Federal Act of 1792 to 1900 and the Large Banknote Series of 1870 to 1890. Bob, too, is a "out of town" RPA member.

    Stephen Suffet: Stephen has been a stamp collector since childhood, a philatelic exhibitor since 1984, and an APS accredited judge since 1993. While his primary interest is United States postal history, at various times he has also collected Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, France, and Germany. More recently, he developed a gold medal display division exhibit on the life and music of American folk singer Woody Guthrie, and literally wrote the chapter on display division exhibiting for the latest edition of "The Philatelic Exhibitors Handbook." Steve rounds out our nearly complete judging panel of "out of town" RPA members.

    Exhibit Awards for 2011

    Grand Award
    Best in Show
    (22 inch Enameled Haitian
    Tree of Life)

    Reserve Grand Award
    Second Best in Show
    (22 inch Haitian
    Tree of Life)

    One Frame Grand Award
    Best One Frame Exhibit
    (People and Globe wooden
    sculpture from Ghana)

    Most Popular
    Cup Trophy
    as Voted by
    ROPEX Visitors
    Larry R. Moriarty, Sr.
    Memorial Award
    Judges’ Award of Merit
    (17 inch Haitian Tree
    of Life)
    Dusty Miller Award
    Best Postal History
    Exhibit by a RPA
    Member (10 inch
    Haitian Birds)
    Andy Hale Award
    Best Non-Postal
    History Exhibit by
    a RPA Member

    The Rochester Philatelic Association sponsors the major awards at ROPEX shown above. Click here to view the award criteria Most of them came from
    the One World Goods Gift Shop, a not-for-profit store that sells fair trade handicrafts produced in developing countries.
    Read about Jhonson Augustin, the metal work artisin from Croix des Bouquet, Haiti, who created four of our awards.

    We are thankful to the many specialty societies and philatelic organizations that offer a variety of awards to national
    "World Series of Philately" exhibitions. Some are displayed below. Judges may chose not to award prizes if the minimum
    award requirements set by the donor society are not met. Clicking a society's colored name will take you to their web site.
    (Click on the icon to view the award criteria)

    American Philatelic Society
    Medal and Ribbon of Excellence- Pre-1900 Material
    Medal and Ribbon of Excellence- 1900-1940 Material
    Medal and Ribbon of Excellence- 1940-1980 Material
    Medal and Ribbon of Excellence- Post-1980 Material
    Medal and Ribbon for Research Excellence Click here to view the award criteria

    American Topical Association
    First Award- minimum National Bronze (medal and ribbon)
    Second Award (medal and ribbon)
    Third Award (medal and ribbon)
    Youth Award- minimum 3 exhibitors (medal and ribbon)
    One Frame Merit Ribbon (not shown) Click here to view the award criteria

    American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors
    Award of Honor- Excellence in Presentation Not Winning a Gold Medal (2- cloisonné pin)
    Creativity in Philatelic Exhibiting Award (gold pin)
    Title Page Excellence Award (magnifier dome and ribbon)
    AAPE Youth Grand- winner enters AAPE’s Youth “Champion of Champions” (certificate and ribbon)
    Novice Award- Best Exhibit of a First Time Exhibitor (not shown- AAPE year membership and exhibiting book) Click here to view the award criteria
    AAPE Youth Grand- winner enters AAPE’s Youth “Champion of Champions” (certificate and ribbon)
    Youth First, Second and Third Best Exhibits Awards (ribbons) Click here to view the award criteria

    American Airmail Society
    Best Multi-frame Air Mail Exhibit
    Winning a National Vermeil or Gold
    minimum 3 entries
    (medal and ribbon) Click here to view the award criteria

    American First Day Cover Society
    Best Exhibit of First Day Covers
    with 75% or more FDC Material
    minimum 3 entries
    (plaque) Click here to view the award criteria

    American Philatelic Congress
    Excellence in Written Text
    (Congress Book) Click here to view the award criteria

    American Revenue Association
    Best Multi-frame Revenue Exhibit
    Award Winning a National Silver or Higher
    minimum 3 entries
    (medal, ribbon and certificate) Click here to view the award criteria

    ATA Space Unit
    Best Exhibit with a Space Theme
    (Gold, Silver and Bronze medals) Click here to view the award criteria

    Auxiliary Markings Club
    Best Exhibit of Auxiliary Markings
    Winning a National Silver or Higher
    (certificate) Click here to view the award criteria

    British North America Philatelic Society
    Best exhibit of British North America
    material, including Canada and British
    Colonies in North America Winning a
    National Silver or Higher.
    (plaque and ribbon) Click here to view the award criteria

    Empire State Postal History Society
    Best New York State Postal History Exhibit
    Winning a National Vermeil or Gold
    minimum 2 entries
    (Waterford clock) Click here to view the award criteria

    Ephemera Society of America
    For Any Display, Postcard or
    Advertising Cover Exhibit with a
    Significant Amount of Ephemera

    German Philatelic Society
    Best Exhibit Demonstrating Merit
    not Winning the show's Grand or
    Reserve Grand
    (book, 1 year GPS membership) Click here to view the award criteria

    International Society of
    Worldwide Stamp Collectors

    Youth Award for the Best Display
    of Worldwide Material
    minimum 5 entries/50 pages
    (medal) Click here to view the award criteria

    Military Postal History Society
    Best Exhibit of Military Postal
    History Winning a National
    Silver or Higher
    minimum 2 entries
    (prize mailed to winner) Click here to view the award criteria

    Postal History Society
    Best Multi-frame Exhibit
    of Postal History
    minimum 6 entries
    (magnifier) Click here to view the award criteria

    Scandinavian Collectors Club
    3 SCC Awards for Best Multi-frame
    Traditional, Postal History and
    Research for Exhibits of 90% or
    More Scandinavian Material
    (medals) Click here to view the award criteria

    Sports Philatelists International
    4 Sports Best of Show Awards for
    Multi-frame (min. Silver, 3 entries),
    One Frame (min. Silver, 2 entries),
    Novice (min. Bronze), Youth
    (certificates) Click here to view the award criteria

    State Revenue Society
    For All Exhibits with a Significant Part
    Composed of State Revenue Material.
    Available in Gold, Silver or Bronze to
    Correspond with its WSP Medal Level.
    (medal and certificate mailed to winner) Click here to view the award criteria

    United Postal Stationery Society
    Marcus White Award for the Best
    Multi-frame Postal Stationery Exhibit
    Winning a National Vermeil or Gold
    and not Winning Their Showcase Award
    (plaque) Click here to view the award criteria

    United States Philatelic Classics Society
    Best U.S. Exhibit with Greater than
    75% Material up to the First Bureau
    Issue of 1894 Winning a National
    Vermeil or Gold and Not Winning this
    Award in a 24 Month Period
    (medal) Click here to view the award criteria

    United States Stamp Society
    Statue of Freedom Award
    Best U.S. Multi-frame Stamp/
    Stamped Paper Exhibit up to the
    First Bureau Issue of 1894 Winning
    a National Vermeil or Gold
    (medal) Click here to view the award criteria

    U.S. Cancellation Club
    Best Multi-frame U.S. Cancellations
    Exhibit with a Minimum of 25% of
    the Material Focusing on the
    (plaque) Click here to view the award criteria

    Vatican Philatelic Society
    Best Exhibit of Mostly Vatican or
    Roman States Material Winning
    a National Silver or Higher
    and Not Winning This Before
    (medal) Click here to view the award criteria

    Women Exhibitors
    Sterling Achievement Award
    Merit for Any Exhibit in Philatelic/Subject
    Knowledge, Material or Treatment Winning
    a National Bronze, Silver-Bronze or Silver
    (pin) Click here to view the award criteria

    2011 Exhibits

    136 frames reserved (32 competitive exhibits- 129 frames [1 no show], 7 non-competitive frames)

    * denotes an exhibiting RPA member, denotes a State Postal History Society member entry
    -Title page - Plan page - Synopsis page

      Click here to see the Exhibit Layout.
    Click here for the complete Awards Palmares.

    1 Frame   Title Description
    Karen Barber* Adult Class
    1 frame
    Snowmen, A Winter Creation A thematic one frame exhibit investigating origins, conditions, faces, accessories and summary.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Alan Parsons *♦ Adult Class
    1 frame
    19th Century Railroad Postal Markings Related to Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung and Tioga Counties, NY 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] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Ada M. Prill *♦ Adult Class
    1 frame
    Star Cancels of Delaware County, New York A postal history exhibit examining star cancels used in a rural county in New York.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Ada M. Prill *♦ Adult Class
    1 frame
    Uh-Oh! - Mistakes in U. S. Auxiliary Markings Murphy's Law applied to auxiliary markings.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis See it online here.
    Ellen Rose ♦ Adult Class
    1 frame
    Utica New York's Stampless Handstamp Markings A study of Utica's handstamp markings throughout the pre-stamp and stampless periods.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Harlan F. Stone Adult Class
    1 frame
    Swiss Hotel Posts The only eight hotels that issued stamps to serve postal purposes.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Harlan F. Stone Adult Class
    1 frame
    Swiss Postal Envelope Production Errors Stamp imprints misplaced, inside-out, upside-down, albino and double-embossed.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Ann Triggle *♦ Adult Class
    1 frame
    Wales in Erie County, NY The first postal records of Wales, NY indicate a small farming community with the first post office in a general store at the cross roads.
    Multi-Frame   Title Description
    D.A. Chafetz ♦ Adult Class
    4 frames
    The Development of Morris County, NJ Mail Service 1760-1850 A postal history exhibit showing the full development of the postal service with mail that originated within Morris County and mail sent to the county.
    George DeKornfeld *♦ Adult Class
    8 frames
    The Marcophily of Hudson, New York, 1793-1919 A sampling of the various postal markings covering this important period of mail development.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Thomas Fortunato * Adult Class
    4 frames
    Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries- Idioms Illustrated and Explained An interactive fun look at a number of English language expressions shown through a variety of postal elements.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Title Page See it online here.
    Eliot Landau Adult Class
    10 frames
    Classic France: Postal History of the Ceres and Napoleon Issues The domestic rates and their changes, military mail, foreign bureaus and agencies, foreign mails and mixed frankings.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Kurt W. Laubinger ♦ Adult Class
    5 frames
    The Politically Inspired Cachets of Bruce R. McIntyre, 1936-1960 Hand drawn colored cachets of Bruce R. McIntyre of political events from 1936-1960. Most are postmarked at the city of the events, many with autographs.
    [Illustrated Mail] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Alice Johnson * Adult Class
    5 frames
    A Multitude of Angels A thematic look at angels, their origins, myth and legend through the millennia.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan See it online here.
    John Lighthouse * Adult Class
    3 frames
    US Revenue Stamps – First Issue “Using Commerce to Fund the Civil War” View of our history through Civil War era documents and the revenue stamps used to aid in funding that war and the subsequent debt.
    [Revenue] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Robert W. Lighthouse * Adult Class
    4 frames
    Plating Study of the Canada 1898 Map Stamp Plate positions of the 5 known plates based on differences of the black (engraved), red and blue/lavender (lithographed) peculiarities.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Thomas P. Myers Adult Class
    4 frames
    Peruvian Airmails, 1927-1941 A study of Peruvian commercial airmail routes and rates from its beginning to the opening of World War II.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Alan Parsons *♦ Adult Class
    5 frames
    Corning, NY Postal History Including DPOs Now Serviced by the Corning Post Office An examination of mail handling from 1834 to date in the area now covered by the Corning NY post office.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Alan Parsons *♦ Adult Class
    5 frames
    The Sullivan Commemorative of 1929 A postal division first day cover exhibit focusing on the stamp, official and unofficial first day covers, cancel varieties and cachets of the issue.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Roger Quinby Adult Class
    8 frames
    The First Postal Cards of the Republic of Finland: The Saarinen Postal Cards 1917-1930 A postal stationery exhibit showing all the cards and unissued cards with emphasis on usages and upfranked usages during period of rapid post-war rate increases.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Robert G. Rose ♦ Adult Class
    10 frames
    New Jersey Stampless Covers: Handstamp Marcophily, 1775-1855 A study of handstamped markings beginning with New Jersey's first Revolutionary War postmark to the end of the stampless period in 1855.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Jeffrey Shapiro ♦ Adult Class
    10 frames
    The Prexies At Work Selected examples of the varied usages of the United States Fifth Bureau Issue, or the 1938 Presidential Series, but more commonly known as the Prexies.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Raymond M. Stone * Adult Class
    9 frames
    3¢ Handcar- Rochester's First Transportation Coil An exhibit emphasizing the variety of cachets and various official and unofficial cancellations on first day covers of this 1983 transportation coil definitive issue.
    [Illustrated Mail]
    Ann Triggle *♦ Adult Class
    2 frames
    Clarence, NY A display exhibit showing the postal history of Clarence Township from 1813 to 1944, using representative markings and pictures.
    Ann Triggle * Adult Class
    8 frames
    Ichthyology (Fish) This thematic exhibit will explore the world of fish and how it relates to man.
    Nathan Zankel ♦ Adult Class
    4 frames
    New Brunswick, NJ: A Brief Study of its Postal History A postal history study of postmarks, rate marks, cancellations, and other items, colonial era to early 20th century.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page
    Youth   Title Description
    Alexandria Fillion Youth Class
    1 frame
    What A Princess Wants A youth thematic exhibit showing the wishes of princesses. (Age 10)
    [Youth] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Annika Fillion Youth Class
    1 frame
    U.S. Domestic Rates for First Class Surface Postal and Post Cards Between 1873 and Today A youth postal history exhibit examining U.S. postal card and post card surface rates from their beginnings through today. (Age 8)
    [Youth] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis
    Jared Phillips Youth Class
    2 frames
    Farming Through the Ages A thematic look at farming throughout history, exploring the different kinds of equipment used and the crops and animals raised. (Age 10)
    [Youth] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan
    John Phillips Youth Class
    3 frames
    America By Water A thematic overview of the importance of water routes in the discovery, exploration, settlement, and development of America. (Age 15)
    [Youth] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan Exhibit Synopsis
    Joseph Phillips Youth Class
    2 frames
    Bridging the Gap A display exhibit about the different kinds of structures used for bridges. (Age 12)
    [Youth] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Plan
    Non-Competitive   Title Description
    Various Non-Comp
    7 frames
      7 assorted single-frame exhibits
    No-Show   Title Description
    Orville Osborne Adult Class
    5 frames
    Canada's Imperial Penny Post This exhibit displays the history of Canada's map stamp including varieties, usage and anomalies.
    [Postal] Exhibit Title Page Exhibit Synopsis

    For and About Dealers...

    Interested in selling at the 2011 show? We offer some of the lowest table fees for a national WSP show. The layout is subject to change.

  • Click here to view/download the 2011 ROPEX Dealer Application Details (PDF)
  • Click here to apply using the 2011 Online ROPEX Dealer Application
  • Click here to view/download the 2011 Mail-In ROPEX Dealer Application Form(PDF)
  • Click here to see this year's 2011 Floor Plan (PDF)
  • World Series national exhibitions around the same time in 2011:

  • Philatelic Show- April 29-May 1, Boxborough, MA
  • ROPEX- May 13-15, Rochester, NY
  • Rocky Mountain Stamp Show- May 13-15, Denver, CO
  • NOJEX- May 27-29, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 3-5, 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.

    Confirmed 2011 Dealers

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 17
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
    Admirer of Stamps
    Table 29
    49 Trafalgar Sq,
    Lynbrook, NY 11563
    (718) 715-8481
    Worldwide stamps, Russia, Germany, DDR, lots and collections
    David Alex
    Table 20
    PO Box 2176,
    Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 253-9872
    US stamps, plate blocks, postal stationery, US possessions
    Amberman Postal History
    Table 12
    PO Box 4700,
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 280-2125
    US 19th and 20th century covers
    Bardo Stamps
    Table 14
    PO Box 7437,
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 634-2676
    US #1 to present
    Tom Baron Covers
    Table 28
    PO Box 1339,
    Long Beach, NY 11561-1339
    (516) 763-9205
    20th century US and foreign covers
    Boilermaker Stamps
    Table 13
    1233 Southlake Ave E,
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317) 289-7696
    US stamps and revenues, US and worldwide covers
    Boilermaker Dollar Table
    Table 25
    1233 Southlake Ave E,
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317) 289-7696
    US stamps and revenues, US and worldwide covers
    Britannia Enterprises
    Table 7
    PO Box 2114,
    Orleans, MA 02653
    (508) 255-2465
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
    Brunelle Stamps & Coins
    Table 16
    25 E Broadway,
    Derry, NH 03038
    (603) 432-2658
    US and worldwide stamps, US and worldwide covers
    Table 22
    PO Box 119,
    Alton, NH 03809
    (603) 875-1808
    Worldwide covers
    Al Greco Stamps
    Table 5
    1190 Nolan Rd,
    Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-7948
    US and worldwide stamps, US and Canadian revenues
    Maurice J. Landry
    Table 21
    PO Box 1112
    Enfield, CT 06083
    (860) 741-6065
    US covers (Patriotics and navals), FDCs, topicals
    William H. Hatton
    Table 30
    PO Box 622,
    Piqua, OH 45356-0622
    (937) 778-9207
    US stamps, worldwide covers, postcards, literature
    Lindner Publications
    Table 27
    PO Box 5066
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 437-0463
    Web site:
    Supplies, gifts and accessories
    McCloud Stamps & Covers
    Table 9
    109 Maple Center Rd
    Hilton, NY 14468
    (585) 507-3533
    US, Canada, France, worldwide
    McGowan Covers
    Table 23
    PO Box 482,
    East Schodack, NY 12063-0482
    (518) 479-4396
    Worldwide covers
    Minerva Stamp and Cover
    Table 24
    615 Route 146A
    Clifton Park, NY 12065-1606
    (518) 371-4610 Stamps, covers, literature
    Northmont Books and Stamps
    Table 2
    35375 Northmont
    Farmington Hills, MI 48331
    (248) 553-7667
    Classic Europe and Colonies, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
    Denny Peoples
    Table 6
    8141 Springwater Dr W
    Indianapolis, IN 46256
    (317) 841-8162 US covers and postcards, revenues, cinderellas, ephemera
    Richfield Philatelic Company
    Table 19
    113 Richfield Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1242
    US and worldwide stamps and covers, collection lots
    RKA Covers
    Table 26
    PO Box 6508
    Lafayette, IN 47903
    (765) 532-6161 (day)
    (765) 477-1032 (eve.)
    Web site:
    US covers (inc. navals, patriotics, FDCs, airmails)
    John L. Rudnicki
    Table 11
    25 Deforest Dr
    Brampton, ON Canada L4A 2Y1
    (905) 495-0603
    Poland/back of the book and collections, topicals including Europa
    Sterling Stamps
    Table 8
    455 E Grand River Ste 103
    Brighton, MI 48116
    (810) 220-6000
    Web site:
    US and worldwide stamps, US and foreign lots and collections
    Suburban Stamp and Coin
    Table 4
    PO Box 2378
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 452-0593
    US and worldwide stamps, US coins
    Robert C. Swed
    Table 10
    1204 Elderon Dr
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 994-6086
    US used stamps and covers, classic FDCs
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 1
    PO Box 470
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    Classic US mint/used and worldwide stamps, lots
    Doug Weisz US Covers
    Table 3
    PO Box 1458
    McMurray, PA 15317
    (773) 914-4332
    Web site:
    US covers (inc. FDCs, navals, flights, events)
    Laurence L. Winum
    Table 15
    PO Box 247
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    US and Germany stamps and covers
    Fred Zaganiacz Stamps
    Table 18
    2339 Lambeth Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-6441
    Worldwide stamps/covers, US covers, topicals

    Postal Administrations

    United States Postal Service
    (unfortunately the United Nations Postal Administration has had to withdraw this year)

    Cachet Makers Bourse

    Armstrong Cachets
    PO Box 24663
    Rochester, NY 14624-4663

    Dealers Attending in 2012

    Dave Allego
    Table 4
    PO Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera

    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 Sports Centre, at a discounted rate of $109 per night. A number of restaurants are within walking distance. Only 20 rooms are available at this price. We also have a block of rooms at the Quality Inn Rochester Airport at only $79 per night. In both cases, call the hotel directly to make reservations and ask for the special “ROPEX” rate.

    Alternative hotel details are provided as a convenience for show-goers with the lowest 2010 rates, subject to change. Add 14% tax to all prices. Many offer AAA and AARP discounts. Also check other Internet sites for possible discounts at these hotels. ROPEX is being held during the two-week Rochester Lilac Festival and graduation weekend for the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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

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

    * Quality Inn Rochester Airport, 1273 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624  585-464-8800   $79 (until Apr 15, SH)
    (includes a full breakfast, free wireless Internet, free shuttle to and from The Sports Centre about 7 minutes away)
    Nearest the Show
    * Best Western Marketplace Inn, 940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-2700   $129 (SH)
    * Courtyard Rochester Brighton, 33 Corporate Woods, Rochester, NY 14623  585-292-1000   $174 (SH)
    * Doubletree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1510   $140 (SH)
    * La Quinta Inn South, 717 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-272-7800   $154
    * Holiday Inn Rochester Marketplace, 800 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-9190   $112 (SH)
    Short Drive Away (5-10 minute drive, east or west of the show)
    * Comfort Suites, 2085 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-6620   $126
    * Homewood Suites, 2095 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-9150   $142
    * Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1910   $149 (SH)
    * Residence Inn by Marriott, 1300 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-272-8850   $169 (SH)
    Nearest the Airport (7-10 minute drive, north of the show)
    * Comfort Inn Airport, 395 Buell Road, Rochester, NY 14624  585-436-4400   $95
    * Holiday Inn Rochester Airport, 911 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624  585-328-6000   $? (SH)
    * Fairfield Inn by Mariott Rochester Airport, 1200 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624  585-529-5000   $144
    * Motel 6 Rochester Airport, 155 Buell Road, Rochester, NY 14624  585-436-2170   $56
    Nearest the Thruway (10-15 minute drive, south of the show)
    * Days Inn Rochester Thruway, 4853 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-334-9300   $84
    * Microtel Inn, 905 Lehigh Station Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-334-3400   $82
    * Red Roof Inns, 4820 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-359-1100   $100
    * RIT Inn, 5727 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14586  585-359-1800   $129
    * Super 8 Motel, 1000 Lehigh Station Rd, Rochester, NY 14467  585-359-1630   $101

    ROPEX Awards Presentation Banquet

    Click here to go to their web site.

    The ROPEX 2011 awards banquet will be held at Cerame's Italian Villa, just about a mile from the show site, on Saturday evening, May 14. Cocktails at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM. The buffet features roast beef, baked ham, and Italian meatballs, along with a house salad, oven roasted potatoes, pasta and macaroni salad. The meal ends with coffee/tea and cannoli. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations must be received by May 9. Make checks payable to "ROPEX." Send payment to Rick Kase, c/o RPA, PO Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206. Questions? Call Rick at 585-200-0872.

    Here is a list and map of area restaurants within a few miles from the show. Cerame's is just off the map on the right beyond DD-06.

    2011 Cancels & Cachets

    (click the image for a PDF order form)

    ROPEX Past and Future

    (All documents are PDF files and open in a new browser window.)
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    ROPEX 2012- May 18-20
    ROPEX 2013- May 17-19, RPA's 100th Anniversary, NTSS Joint Show
    ROPEX 2014- May 16-18
    ROPEX 2015- May 15-17,Guest Society: Auxiliary Markings Club

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