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ROPEX-NTSS 2013
Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19

A Joint APS "World Series of Philately" Event Featuring Two Shows in One:

The ROPEX Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
by the Rochester Philatelic Association
--- celebrating the club's 100th anniversary ---
and
The National Topical Stamp Show

by the American Topical Association
with almost 3,000 members in 60+ countries

*** This is the place to be in 2013! ***

The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester
Daily Admission $2. RPA Members, ATA Members and Kids Free. Free Parking.
Hours: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3

ROPEX Theme: Railroads
  • 100th Anniversary-
    Grand Central Terminal
  • Empire State Express Engine 999
  • Trans-Continental Railroad
  • 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 to see our Show Poster!
    Click to see our Preshow Flier!
    Click to see our Show Program! Click to see Show PHOTOS!
    NTSS Themes:
  • 200th Anniversary-
    War of 1812 Lake Ontario Battle
  • 50th Anniversary- Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
  • 150th Anniversary- Civil War Battle of Vicksburg
  • Click to see our show poster!

    USPS Image
    First Day of Issue
    "A Flag for All Seasons"
    set of 4 Forever
    booklet stamps
    Friday, May 17
    10:30 AM

    (Free public ceremony before
    the show opening.)

    USPS Stamp Details here
    Linn's Technical Details here

    *** Consider taking out a show program ad!
    Click here for details (PDF). ***


    Welcome to The Main Street Armory

    GPS Latitude/Longitude Coordinates: 43.161366,-77.587852; N 43 09' 40.9176" , W 77 35' 16.2666"

    Click here to visit the Armory web site
    (click the logo to see more about The Armory, click the map for directions)

    Conveniently located in center of the City of Rochester, The Main Street Armory at 900 East Main can be reached through I-390 in the west or I-590 in the east via I-490 and the Inner Loop. The massive castle-like fortress was originally the headquarters for western New York's 3rd Army Battalion in 1905. In the process of being fully renovated, it now offers a 40,000 square foot hardwood main floor with Wi-Fi Internet access, several meeting rooms and a soon to open restaurant, all on the first floor alone. The facility is handicap accessible by using a ramp in the rear of the building.

    Driving Instructions to The Armory: Click here to view maps and driving directions. (PDF)

    From NYS Thruway Exit #47 heading East on I-490
    • Take I-490 Exit 13 (the Inner Loop) left lane exit
    • While on the Inner Loop, take the exit on the left marked Main Street East
    • Turn left onto Main Street East. The Armory is .4 miles down on the left
    From the Quality Inn Rochester Airport, 1273 Chili Ave (Route 33A)
    • Turn RIGHT onto Chili Avenue (33A), follow the signs to I-390 NORTH. Turn Left to the on ramp
    • Take I-390 Exit 20A that merges into I-490 EAST towards the City
    • (From I-490 EAST) Stay in the left lane and take I-490 Exit 13 (the Inner Loop) left lane exit
    • While on the Inner Loop, take the exit on the left marked Main Street East
    • Turn left onto Main Street East. The Armory is .4 miles down on the left
    From NYS Thruway Exit 46 (I-390 Exit)
    • Head NORTH on I-390 staying in either of the two right hand lanes to the I-590 EAST split
    • Take I-590 NORTH to Exit 5 that merges into I-490 WEST
    • Take Exit 17 to Goodman Street South, turn right heading north onto Goodman Street South
    • Goodman Street South converts briefly into Circle Street
    • Circle Street ends at the intersection with Main Street East
    • Turn left onto Main Street East heading west and the Armory is on the right
    From NYS Thruway Exit #45 heading West on I-490
    • Take I-490 Exit 17 to Goodman Street South, turn right heading north onto Goodman Street South
    • Goodman Street South converts briefly into Circle Street
    • Circle Street ends at the intersection with Main Street East
    • Turn left onto Main Street East heading west and the Armory is on the right
    Parking Instructions: Free parking is available in three areas: around the building sides and back; in a lot across the street, and if needed behind the Auditorium Theater. Click the PARKING image above and see the yellow areas.

    The show hotel, the Quality Inn Rochester Airport, is a 15 minute drive west on I-490 near the Greater Rochester International Airport. The NY State Thruway is 20 minutes to the south off I-390, and in-between are several moderately-priced hotels and motels, along with restaurants for every taste and budget and Marketplace Mall with well over 125 shops.

    Our city offers visitors a wealth of sightseeing and entertainment possibilities. The best place to start is the Greater Rochester Visitor’s Association and the current Visit Rochester Guide. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Susan B. Anthony House, former headquarters of the Women’s Rights Movement. Tour the George Eastman House, home of Kodak’s founder and a world-renowned museum of photography. The Rochester Lilac Festival at Highland Park takes place during ROPEX weekend and features food, music and of course a wide variety of the fragrant blossoms. Consider a boat ride down the Genesee River or the Erie Canal. Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region is less than 40 minutes away to the southeast featuring the country’s best wineries and vineyards.


    2013 ROPEX Show Committee

    Awards: Ada Prill
    Banquet: Ray Stone
    Bourse: Dave Robinson
    Cachet and Cancel Designs
    (ROPEX): Kelly Armstrong
    Cachet Designs
    (Flags): Joe Doles
    Cachet Sales: Rick Kase
    Design-A-Stamp: Frank Tritto
    Exhibits/Judges/Palmares:
    Thomas Fortunato
    Facilities Procurement:
    Dave Robinson
    Hospitality Table:
    Chuck Schultz
    Publicity: Thomas Fortunato
    Site Coordination:
    Dave Robinson
    Staging: Rick Kase
    Treasurer: Dave Robinson
    Volunteers: Chuck Schultz
    Youth Activities: Mary Iman
    At-Large: Fred Haynes, John Lighthouse, Carl Miller

    Special thanks to:
    Jim Sands (RPA frames),
    Robert Lighthouse (Site Recommendations),
    Alan Davis, Bob Meegan and
    the Buffalo Stamp Club
    (Buffalo exhibit frames)

    2013 NTSS Show Committee

    Awards: Larry Davidson
    Banquet Program:
    Bruce L. Johnson
    Bourse: Robert Mather
    Cachet and Cancel Designs:
    John Colasanti, Chris Lazaroff
    Exhibits: Douglas N. Clark
    Hospitality: Dennis Dengel
    Judges: Douglas N. Clark
    Meeting Scheduling:
    Jack Congrove
    Palmares: David Kent
    President's Reception:
    Laurie Ryan
    Sales: Vera Felts
    Show Program: Dawn Hamman
    Silent Auction: Beth Collins
    Stamps in the Attic:
    Robert E. Lamb
    Units: Bruce L. Johnson


    2013 Special Events

  • A True Rarity! Come see the American Philatelic Society's "upside-down airplane" stamp, the Inverted Jenny, on display!
  • "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.
  • Meetings & Seminars- Various ATA Study Units and societies will be meeting during the show, most open to everyone to come and explore different facets of our hobby.
  • Feel lucky?- Everyone filling out the quick registration form at the show entrance gets the chance to win some great door prizes.
  • 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.
  • Cachet Makers' Bourse- To be held Saturday between noon and 5 PM. Dealers will sell their own cachet covers for a variety of issues.
  • Book Sale- The RPA is selling part of its philatelic library. See what's available and email
    us what you'd like see at the show.

  • 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.



    Rachael Wilke
    1st Place- Grade 4-6 Age 9, Grade 4
    East Rochester Elementary

    Thomas Devine
    2nd Place- Grade 4-6 Age 10, Grade 4
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy

    Kendall Caton
    3rd Place- Grade 4-6 Age 9, Grade 4
    East Rochester Elementary

    Jacob McKinnis
    1st Place- Grade 7-9 Age 14, Grade 9
    Fayetteville Manlius High School

    Dylan Osborne
    2nd Place- Grade 7-9 Age 13, Grade 7
    Waterloo Middle School

    Hannah Savine
    3rd Place- Grade 7-9 Age 13, Grade 8
    Ontario Home School

    ROPEX Design-A-Stamp Competition (finalists in the 3-6 and 7-9 categories above)- All students in grades 3-12 in the U.S. and Canada were eligible to enter our design competition. The top three entries in each grade category (3-6, 7-9 and 10-12) will be awarded $75, $50 and $25 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. We did not receive enough entries from grades 10-12 to qualify.

    2013 Design-A-Stamp Rules and Entry Form (PDF)

    We welcome Stamp Camp USA, which is holding a camp each day during the show.

    Stamp Camp USA uses a unique approach to teaching kids the basics of the stamp collecting hobby through a series of mini-courses run over a couple of hours. Stamps are also used creatively in art projects throughout the day. As each task is completed, kids earn "Stamp Camp Bucks" that are spent in a final auction where they can bid on items they want. Everyone goes away with items valued at $25-$50. Each day is limited to 20 participants aged 8-14. Friday's class from 10 AM-4 PM is open exclusively to home school students, while Saturday's class (10 AM-4 PM) and Sunday's class (10 AM-3 PM) is open to everyone. Please provide a bag lunch. Registration is free and must be made in advance, available on a first-come basis. Click here for a PDF registration form.
       

    Youth 3-D Creative Exhibit Competition (see photos above)- 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. Click here to see the 2013 entrants and winners!


    2013 Schedule & Events

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

    Wednesday, May 15
    9 AM-5 PM......APS "On the Road" Course: Computers in Philately- Day 1 (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Canal Room)
    course flyer registration info
    6 PM-9 PM......ATA Board of Directors Meeting* (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)

    Thursday, May 16
    8 AM-6 PM......ROPEX-NTSS 2013 setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 1-6 PM)
    8:30 AM-11 AM...ATA Board of Directors Meeting* (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)
    9 AM-5 PM......APS "On the Road" Course: Computers in Philately- Day 2 (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Canal Room)
    11:45 AM-4:45 PM...ATA Tour of the George Eastman House and Susan B. Anthony House ($45, ticket required)
    7 PM................NTSS Hospitality Room Opens (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)

    Friday, May 17
    8 AM-6 PM......ROPEX Judges' Deliberation Room (Judging Room 1)
    8 AM-6 PM......NTSS Judges' Deliberation Room (Judging Room 2)
    9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
    10 AM-4 PM....Stamp Camp USA (Pre-Registration Required)
    10:30-11 AM....First Day Ceremony, "A Flag for All Seasons" Stamps (Lobby)
    11 AM..............Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
    11 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day
    11 AM-6 PM....What's in Your Attic (NSDA Free Stamp Evaluations, Front Tables)
    11 AM-4 PM....ATA Silent Auction (Front Tables)
    1-2 PM.............ATA Annual Meeting (Room 3)
    2-3 PM.............ATA Forum: Launching TopicalsOnLine Internet Sales (Room 3)
    6 PM................Show closes
    7 PM................ATA NTSS President's Reception (Zeppa Bistro, 315 Gregory St, $25, ticket required)
    9:30 PM...........NTSS Hospitality Room Opens (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)

    Saturday, May 18
    10 AM..............Show opens
    10 AM-5 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
    10 AM-5 PM....What's in Your Attic (NSDA Free Stamp Evaluations, Front Tables)
    10 AM-3 PM....ATA Silent Auction (Front Tables)
    10 AM-4 PM....Stamp Camp USA (Pre-Registration Required)
    10-11 AM.........ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (Room 1)
    10-11 AM.........ATA Biology Unit Annual Meeting (Room 2)
    10-11 AM.........ATA Ships on Stamps Study Unit Annual Meeting (Room 3)
    11-Noon...........ATA Medical Subjects Study Unit Meeting (Room 2)
    11-Noon...........NTSS 2013 Jury Exhibit Judging Seminar (Room 3)
    Noon-5 PM.......Cachet Makers' Bourse
    Noon-1 PM.......ATA Americana Unit Luncheon* (by invitation only, Room 1)
    Noon-1:30 PM..ATA Europa Study Unit Meeting (Room 2)
    Noon-1:30 PM..Empire State Postal History Society Trading Hour/Annual Meeting (Room 3)
    1-1:30 PM........Walk-Through Discussion of Exhibits (Frame 1- all welcome)
    1-2 PM.............ATA Casey Jones Railroad Unit Meeting (Room 1)
    1:30-2:30 PM...American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors "Open Forum on Exhibiting" (Room 3)
    2-3 PM............ATA Christopher Columbus Study Unit Meeting (Room 2)
    2:30-3 PM........ROPEX and NTSS Medal Presentations for Bronze through Vermeil Winners (Room 3)
    3-5 PM.............ATA Penguins on Stamps Study Unit Meeting (Room 1)
    3-4 PM.............ROPEX Judges’ Feedback Forum (Room 3)
    4-5 PM.............NTSS Judges’ Feedback Forum (Room 3)
    4:30 PM-5:30 PM...Combined ATA Wine Study Unit and ATA Graphics Study Unit Meeting (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)
    5 PM................Show closes
    6 PM................Joint ROPEX/NTSS 2013 Awards Banquet (Rick's Prime Rib House, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30 PM)
                            including ROPEX and NTSS Gold Medal and Special Award Presentations
    9 PM................NTSS Hospitality Room Opens (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)

    Sunday, May 19
    8:30 AM...........ATA Study Unit Officers & Editors Breakfast* (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Canal Room)
    10 AM..............Show opens
    10 AM-3 PM....Prize drawings and youth activities throughout the day
    10 AM-3 PM....What's in Your Attic (NSDA Free Stamp Evaluations, Front Tables)
    10 AM-2 PM....ATA Silent Auction (Front Tables)
    10 AM-3 PM....Stamp Camp USA (Pre-Registration Required)
    1-1:15 PM........RPA Youth "Design-A-Stamp" Awards Presentation (show floor)
    3 PM.................Show closes
    3 PM.................Exhibit Pickup
    8 PM.................NTSS Hospitality Room Opens (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)

    Monday, May 20
    7:30 AM...........ATA Board Show Evaluation* (Quality Inn Rochester Airport, Room 201)
    9 AM-6 PM......ATA Finger Lakes Winery Tour ($54, ticket required)


    For Exhibitors...

    ROPEX Exhibits are now closed.


    2013 ROPEX Judges


    Ken Martin, Chief
    Bellefonte, PA

    Mark Banchik, MD
    Great Neck, NY

    Tony Dewey
    Hartford, CT

    Arthur H. Groten, MD
    Fishkill, NY

    William Schultz
    West Chester, PA

    Ken Martin, our Chief Judge, is the current Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society. He has been an APS judge since 2002 with dual American Topical Association accreditation. He is also a qualified chief judge. Ken takes great interest in blood donation. He has a gold medal thematic exhibit on the subject, is a board member of the Centre Communities Chapter of the American Red Cross (since 1996) and is current Board Chair of the Greater Alleghenies Blood Region (since 2006). His judging specialties include thematics, display, postal history, illustrated mail and youth and he enjoys collecting postal history documenting mechanization and automation of the mails.

    Mark Banchik is both a national and international accredited judge specializing in the philately of Mexico, where he lived for many years. His postal history exhibit dealing with the Mexican American War has won several international golds and national grand awards. Mark's other interests include aerophilately; India and States; and US precancels, revenues and other back-of-the-book material. Mark is past president of the American Air Mail Society and MEPSI, and currently heads the American Philatelic Congress. A physician with 30 years experience, he is now in private practice and has an MBA in Health Care Administration besides his MD degree.

    Tony Dewey has been a life-long collector since the age of 8. An avid exhibitor, he has taken three multi-frame exhibits to Reserve or Grand awards, as well as two single-frame exhibits to Grand. His collecting interests are eclectic: U.N. First Issue, U.N. Precancel, Swiss Officials, Czech First Republic, Hartford, CT Postal History, CT Tercentenary FDCs, Rattlesnake Island, and "A" Through "H" Rate Change Series. He is the immediate Past President of the United Nations Philatelists, Inc., and is on the Board of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors.

    Art Groten is currently President of the Postal Label Study Group and Poster Stamp Collectors Club, as well as the editor of their journals. He is also President of the Ephemera Society of America. His philatelic/exhibiting interests are numerous, including Canada's 1859 Decimal issue, postal history of St. Helena, Australia's King George V One Penny Typographed issue, several areas dealing with British Palestine and Union Civil War patriotic labels. He has won grand awards at several WSP shows over the years. He is currently writing regular columns and articles for ASDA's The American Stamp Dealer & Collector, AAPE's The Philatelic Exhibitor, and ATA's Topical Time.

    William Schultz is a past member of CANEJ and is currently Regional VP for the United States Philatelic Classics Society. He is a life member of the Pennsylvania Postal History Society and a consultant to the Philadelphia National Stamp Expo. Bill is an accredited APS judge and an accomplished philatelic editor and writer. He has won numerous Gold Medals in an array of exhibit classes/divisions, having exhibited since 1961. Deltiology (post card collecting) is another area of interest to Bill, and he and his sister teamed up to create Knote Cards.


    ROPEX Exhibit Awards for 2013


    Grand Award
    Best in Show
    French Halga Limoges
    Stamp Box (circa 1900)

    Reserve Grand Award
    Second Best in Show
    Bavarian China Stamp Box
     

    One-Frame Grand Award
    19th Century Victorian
    Stamp Box
     

    Most Popular
    Cup Trophy
    as Voted by
    ROPEX Visitors
    Larry R. Moriarty, Sr.
    Memorial Award
    19th Century Chinese
    Stamp Box
    Dusty Miller Award
    Best Postal History
    Exhibit by a RPA
    Member
    Bird Stamp Box
    Andy Hale Award
    Best Non-Postal
    History Exhibit by
    a RPA Member
    Book- The History of North American Steam

    The Rochester Philatelic Association sponsors the major awards at ROPEX shown above. Click here to view the award criteria

    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)
    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 2 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
    (NYS historical artifact) 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
    (certificate)
     

    Errors, Freaks and Oddities
    Collectors' Club

    Best Exhibits of at least 25%
    Error, Freaks, Oddities Material
    minimum 3 entries
    (1st place ribbon and 1 year EFOCC
    membership, 2nd place ribbon) Click here to view the award criteria

    India Study Circle
    for Philately

    ISC Award for the Best Exhibit of
    India and Related Material Winning
    a National Bronze or Higher
    (medal)
     

    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

    Meter Stamp Society
    Best One or Multi-Frame
    Exhibit/Literature of Meters
    or Electronic Postage in Any
    Class with 1 or More Entries
    (certificate, 2 year membership) 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

    International Philippine
    Philatelic Society

    Eugene A. Garrett Award
    Best Philippines Area Exhibit
    prefer minimum 3 entries
    (medallion and certificate) Click here to view the award criteria

    Postal History Society
    Best Multi-frame Exhibit
    of Postal History
    minimum 6 entries
    (medal) 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

    Philatelic Society of
    Greater Southern Africa

    Best Exhibit of Southern Africa
    Material Winning a National
    Vermeil or Gold
    minimum 3 entries
    (crystal paperweight) 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 Nations Philatelists, Inc.
    For any exhibition with a minimum of
    3 one or multi-frame exhibits of UN,
    League of Nations or related agencies.
    (gold, silver and bronze medals
    and ribbons for each) 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
    Multi-frame Exhibit of Postage
    Stamps, Revenue Stamps or Stamped
    Paper 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
    Cancellations
    (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


    2013 ROPEX Exhibits

    129 Competitive Frames, 25 Competitive Exhibits

    2013 ROPEX Awards Palmares

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


    (click the image above to see the exhibit layout)

    Court of Honor   Title Description
    American Philatelic Society Non-Comp
    1 Frame
    C3a- The Inverted Jenny Rarity One of the 100 "upside down" 24 cent Curtiss Jenny airplane stamps purchased by W.T Robey in a Washington, DC post office in 1918.
    One-Frame   Title Description
    Dr. Edwin J. Andrews One-Frame
    1 frame
    The 1929 Inauguration of Union Airways Service Routes- South Africa's First Commercial Airmail Service One frame aerophilately exhibit detailing the inauguration of Northern and Southern routes for South Africa's first commercial airmail service.
    [Postal] reference
    Larry Fillion One-Frame
    1 frame
    FDCs With 'The Big Six Of Malaria' Art Craft Cachet Uses of Art Craft 'The Big Six Of Malaria' cachets issued for the United Nations "World United Against Malaria" stamp set of 1962.
    [Illustrated Mail] Exhibit Online
    Kurt W. Laubinger One-Frame
    1 frame
    Bruce R. McIntyre and his Visiting Firemen of Philately Illustrated hand painted cachets by Bruce McIntyre, founder of the Visiting Firemen of Philately.
    [Illustrated Mail]
    Keith E. Maatman One-Frame
    1 frame
    Americana- Cachets for Every Letter Single frame FDC exhibit showing an aspect of Americana, beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
    [Illustrated Mail]
    Tony Wawrukiewicz One-Frame
    1 frame
    U.S. International Mail Franked with Definitive Non-denominated Letter Stamps “A” to “G” – 1978-1995 This exhibit demonstrates how the non-denominated definitive letter stamps “A” through “G” were handled in the international mails.
    [Postal] reference
    Multi-Frame   Title Description
    Michael Anderson Postal
    5 frames
    What Do I Do Now? Based on the stamps of Hawaii, an exhibit to show the many different ways to continue a collection when you think you reached the end.
    [Postal]
    Dr. Edwin J. Andrews Postal
    4 frames
    The 5¢ Garfield Memorial Stamp of 1882 Four frame traditional exhibit detailing the creation, production and use of the 1882 large banknote Garfield stamp.
    [Postal]
    Douglas N. and Nancy B. Clark* Postal
    8 frames
    The U.S. 1903 Hartford Postal Stationery A traditional postal stationery exhibit of the 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c and 2c recut envelopes and wrappers, showing essays, proofs, specimens, domestic and international uses.
    [Postal]
    George DeKornfeld* Postal
    10 frames
    The Marcophily of Hudson, New York 1793-1919 A study of the evolution of postmarks and postal markings of Hudson, NY from the earliest recorded to 1919.
    [Postal History]
    Christopher Dahle Thematic
    4 frames
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights A thematic exhibit on history and development of “International Bill of Rights” showing the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    [Thematic]
    Darrell Ertzberger Thematic
    6 frames
    Beguiling Orbs of Beauty A history of the female breast from a Western perspective.
    [Thematic]
    Greg Galletti Postal
    5 frames
    United Nations Postal History - The Forerunner Period (1942-1951) A special study of the formation of the United Nations organization before the completion of the UN Headquarters building and issuance of UN postage stamps.
    [Postal]
    Robert R. Henak Illustrated Mail
    5 frames
    The U.S. Prevent Drug Abuse Stamp and Its First Day Covers A "traditional" first day cover exhibit of the Prevent Drug Abuse stamp of 1971.
    [Illustrated Mail] Reference
    Gary G. Hendren Postal
    5 frames
    St. Louis Street Car Mail 1892-1915 A look at the routes, markings, usages of mail posted on the first street car mail service in the U.S.
    [Postal]
    John Lighthouse* Postal
    4 frames
    U.S. Revenue Stamps- First Issue “Using the Documents of Commerce to Fund the Civil War” This postal history exhibit covers the usage of first issue U.S. revenue stamps on commercial documents during and after the Civil War.
    [Revenue] Exhibit Online
    Andrew McFarlane Illustrated Mail
    10 frames
    The 1947 U.S Postage Stamp Centenary Commemorative A traditional study of the first days covers of a 1940s classic.
    [Illustrated Mail]
    Robert Meegan* Postal
    10 frames
    The United States Large Bank Note Issues of 1870 to 1890 A study of the domestic, territorial, and international rates in effect, and usage of the stamps, during the era of the Large Bank Note issues.
    [Postal]
    Thomas Peluso Postal
    2 frames
    USPS Scrambled Indicia Issues 1997-2004 on First Day Covers Cacheted first day covers USPS released with Scramble Indicia to thwart counterfeiters during 1997-2004, what to look for and how to use decoder lens.
    [Postal]
    Alan Parsons* Postal
    5 frames
    Corning NY Postal History Including DPOs Now Served 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]
    Jack Rosenstein* Postal
    2 frames
    Postmarked Rochester A two frame overview of Rochester postal history from pre-stamp to modern times.
    [Postal]
    Jack Rosenstein* Postal
    3 frames
    The Forerunner Posts of the Holyland A look at the territories and their post offices that comprised the region in and around current day Israel.
    [Postal]
    Jeffrey N. Shapiro Postal
    10 frames
    The Prexies at Work Selected examples of the varied usages of the 1938 Presidential Series, commonly known as the "Prexies."
    [Postal]
    Gregory Shoults Postal
    6 frames
    Washington and Franklin Rotary Press Coils 1914-1922 Perforated 10 Issues Production and Uses The exhibit features production material from both coil issues and coil waste as well as domestic and foreign uses on cover.
    [Postal]
    Stephen L. Suffet* Display
    10 frames
    Woody Guthrie: His Life and His Songs This display division exhibit tells the story of American folk musician Woody Guthrie and illustrates some of his song lyrics
    [Display]
    Gregory Scott Ward Postal
    10 frames
    Use of U.S Parcel Post Stamps 1913-1926 Postal exhibit showing the uses of all 17 U.S. Parcel Post and Due stamps with domestic and foreign uses.
    [Postal]

    2013 NTSS Exhibits

    125 Competitive Frames, 28 Competitive Exhibits

    2013 NTSS Awards Palmares


    (click the image above to see the exhibit layout)

    The Jury
    Douglas N. Clark, Massachusetts – Chief Judge     Yavuz Corapcioglu, Maryland     Robert R. Henak, Wisconsin
    Thomas M. Lera, Virginia     Jay B. Stotts, Texas     Christopher E. Dahle, Iowa (Apprentice)

    One Frame   Title Description
    Edwin J. Andrews One-Frame
    1 frame
    A P-U-R-P-L-E Lexicon of Philately One frame thematic exhibit which illustrates and defines specific philatelic terms represented by the letters of the word purple.
    [Thematic]
    Dawn R. Hamman One-Frame
    1 frame
    The Sirenians: Manatees and Dugongs A display exhibit about these fascinating marine mammals and their struggle to survive.
    [Display]
    Dawn R. Hamman One-Frame
    1 frame
    How to Grow Tomatoes A step by step guide to selecting, growing and harvesting your own delicious tomatoes.
    [Display]
    George DeKornfeld One-Frame
    1 frame
    Making of Whitetail Venison Sausage A thematic exhibit in recipe form.
    [Thematic]
    Jack André Denys One-Frame
    1 frame
    Albrecht and Andrew- The Influence of Albrecht Dürer on Andrew Wyeth Single frame display exploring the impact of the most popular 16th century German artist on one of the most popular 20th century American artists.
    [Display]
    Clemons Reiss One-Frame
    1 frame
    Lawn Bowling- Rulers, Rules, Recreation and Results How lawn bowling evolved from its rulers and rules. It includes recreational aspects and concludes with highlights of international results.
    [Thematic]
    Multi-Frame   Title Description
    Edwin J. Andrews Thematic
    6 frames
    Plague- The Story of the Most Infamous Bacterial Disease A six frame exhibit detailing the cause and transmission of plague, its major pandemics, treatment, prevention and socio-economic impact on humanity.
    [Thematic]
    Greg Balagian Thematic
    6 frames
    The Lion- Most Symbolic Animal of All The exhibit chronicles origins and development of lion symbolism in human culture.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Online
    Jack R. Congrove Display
    7 frames
    Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Financier, Statesman, Founder Philatelic material, postcards, and significant historical ephemera illustrate events in Hamilton's life and his influence on the U.S.
    [Display]
    Vincent De Luca Thematic
    5 frames
    The Olive- Olea Europaea Mythology and history introduce the origin and evolution of the olive tree; its many uses and symbolism, and its essential relation to man.
    [Thematic]
    Thomas M. Fortunato Thematic
    5 frames
    The Diversity of Ceramics and Ceramic Materials A thematic exhibit showing raw materials through finished products made of ceramics and glass, from everyday items to out of this world applications.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Online
    Joseph F. Frasch, Jr. Thematic
    7 frames
    The History of the Louisiana Purchase 1492-1804 The story of the Louisiana Purchase from the European exploration of the Americas to the purchase of the territory by the US in 1803.
    [Thematic]
    Robert E. Gibson, Sr. Display
    8 frames
    Nürnberg "It all began with a castle…". Events of Nürnberg 1882 to September 1939.
    [Display]
    Antonio Lladó Homar Thematic
    8 frames
    The Language of the Head- The Hat History and development of the hat as daily wear, element, in work, religion and status.
    [Thematic]
    Norman F. Jacobs Thematic
    8 frames
    Tennis- From Game of Kings to King of Games Let's explore tennis, from its royal origins to the modern game. Learn about the tournaments, the champions and why millions of people love this sport.
    [Thematic]
    Alice Johnson Thematic
    5 frames
    A Multitude of Angels A thematic exhibit detailing the history of angels through the millennia.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Online
    Robert J. Mather Thematic
    10 frames
    The Donkey in Man's World This exhibit acquaints you with the donkey and highlights its place in the world and its relationship with man.
    [Thematic]
    Robert W. McCormick Display
    6 frames
    The Orval Abbey- From Ruins to Riches This exhibit reveals the story behind the reconstrucion associated with the abbey. The five sets of stamps that were issued to help finance the reconstruction help tell lthe story. The exhibit concludes by showing how the spirit of Orval lives on in the fruits of its labor--its beer, cheese and other products as well as its spirituality.
    [Display]
    Robert W. McCormick Display
    7 frames
    The Story of Angels as Revealed by Stamps from Around the World from Aitutaki to Zimbabwe This exhibit explains the nature of angels by showing their characteristics as depicted in different cultures throughout the world. It shows a worldwide appreciation and understanding of angels and their story.
    [Display]
    Martin J. Morrissey Thematic
    3 frames
    Printing Stamps of the World Traces the invention of mechanized printing through the centuries.
    [Thematic]
    Van Siegling Thematic
    8 frames
    The Magical World of Harry Potter Do you believe in philatelic magic? See where Rowling got her inspiration for names and plotlines. Wands at the ready!
    [Thematic]
    Clemons Reiss Thematic
    8 frames
    Sailing Races: London 1662 to London 2012 A study of sail racing history. Includes basic information on the sport that a non-sailer will understand. The progression from local club races to the Olympics.
    [Thematic]
    Anthony Wawrukiewicz Thematic
    7 frames
    The Sun, Myth, Science, Effects, Culture The exhibit follows mankind's increasing awareness and understanding of the sun and the sun-earth-humanity relationship.
    [Thematic]
    Youth   Title Description
    Alex Fillion Youth
    (Age 13)
    1 frame
    What A Princess Wants What a princess wants.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Online
    Alex Fillion Youth
    (Age 13)
    1 frame
    Dairy Products of the Cow Dairy Products of the Cows.
    [Thematic]
    Annika Fillion Youth
    (Age 10)
    1 frame
    U.S. Domestic Rates for First Class Surface Postal and Post Cards Between 1873 and Today U.S. Domestic Rates for First Class Surface Postal and Post Cards Between 1873 and Today
    [Postal History] Exhibit Online
    Mia Fillion Youth
    (Age 12)
    1 frame
    The Chinese Zodiac The Chinese Zodiac.
    [Thematic] Exhibit Online
    Mia Fillion Youth (Age 12)
    1 frame
    The USDA "My Plate" Food Plate- Mapping Out the Foods The USDA "my plate" food plate- mapping out the foods.
    [Thematic]
    Non-Competitive   Title Description
      1 frame Washington Press Artcraft FDCs of previous US flag stamps.
      1 frame Casey Jones Study Unit Single frame exhibit for this train related philatelic group.
    [Promotional]
      1 frame Europa Study Unit Overview of what the club represents and the possibilities of collecting Europa stamps and Europa related material.
    [Promotional]
      1 frame Motive Gruppe Musik Study Unit Overview of what the club represents and to display the diversity of music collecting as is done by the members.
    [Promotional]
      1 frame Ships on Stamps Unit An invitation to join. Extol the virtues of collecting the topical/thematic way while highlighting the collecting of ships on stamps by way of examples.
    [Promotional]
      4 frames ATA Historical Photo Display Take a look at some photos from the ATA's past.


    For and About Dealers...

    Links here are to apply for tables as part of ROPEX 2013.

    Interested in selling at the 2013 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 2013 ROPEX Dealer Details and Application (PDF)
  • Click here to apply using the 2013 Online ROPEX Dealer Application
  • Click here or the map at the left to see 2013's Floor Plan (PDF)
       (Note: Tables 1-29 are reserved for ROPEX dealers,
        Tables 30-44 are reserved for ATA NTSS Dealers)

    World Series national exhibitions around the same time in 2013:

  • Philatelic Show- May 3-5, Boxborough, MA
  • ROPEX- May 17-19, Rochester, NY
  • Rocky Mountain Stamp Show- May 17-19, Denver, CO
  • NOJEX- May 24-26, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- May 31-June 2, 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 2013 Dealers
    (RPA dealer table numbers in red, ATA dealer table numbers in blue)


    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 26
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
    A-One Coverz
    Table 43
    125 Elma Dr,
    Elyria, OH 44035
    (440) 365-8062
    aonecoverz@oh.rr.com
    Postal History, Cinderellas, Revenues
    David Alex
    Table 7
    PO Box 2176,
    Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 253-9872
    US stamps, plate blocks, postal stationery, US possessions
    Dave Allego
    Table 12
    PO 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 20
    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 and foreign covers
    Boilermaker Stamps
    Table 1
    1233 Southlake Ave E,
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317) 289-7696
    rusty.shoaf@rshoaf.com
    US stamps and revenues, US and worldwide covers
    Boilermaker Dollar Table
    Table 2
    1233 Southlake Ave E,
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317) 289-7696
    rusty.shoaf@rshoaf.com
    US stamps and revenues, US and worldwide covers
    Britannia Enterprises
    Table 4
    PO Box 2114,
    Orleans, MA 02653
    (508) 255-2465
    michael.e.mead@verizon.net
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
    Canterbury Stamps
    Table 34
    10 Chaucer Rd,
    Nashua, NH 03062
    (603) 888-4317
    adaptron@comcast.net
    Web site: www.canterburystamps.com
    Topicals, supplies
    Charles Stamp Shop
    Table 33
    47 Old Post Rd,
    Edison, NJ 08817
    (732) 985-1071
    stamptongs@charlesstamps.com
    Web site: www.charlesstamps.com
    Stamps, covers, postcards, coins
    Collins First Day Covers
    Table 38
    PO Box 188,
    Allentown, NJ 08501
    (609) 259-0939
    collinscachets@yahoo.com
    Web site: www.collinsfirstdaycovers.net
    Collins hand painted First Day Covers
    Cover Connection
    Table 22
    PO Box 173 Niagara Square Sta,
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 854-0222
    coverconnection@gmail.com
    US and worldwide covers
    Guy Dillaway/Robert Borden
    Table 18
    PO Box 181,
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 899-1181
    phbrit@comcast.net
    Worldwide postal history
    Doubleday Postal History
    Table 10
    PO Box 119,
    Alton, NH 03809
    (603) 875-1808
    doub@worldpath.net
    US covers
    Eastern Shore Stamp Company
    Table 31
    PO Box 241,
    Seaford, DE 19973
    (302) 629-2328
    essc@comcast.net
    Topicals, US
    The Excelsior Collection
    Table 17
    withdrawn    
    Geezer's Tweezers
    Table 23
    1726 Reisterstown Rd #103,
    Baltimore, MD 21208
    (443) 854-3130
    philwb4fdt@hotmail.com
    US and worldwide stamps (esp.1985-2010), topicals, collections
    Henry Gitner, Philatelists, Inc.
    Table 44
    PO Box 3077,
    Middletown, NY 10940
    (800) 947-8267
    hgitner@hgitner.com
    Web site: www.hgitner.com
    Topicals, US, UN
    Al Greco Stamps
    Table 28
    1190 Nolan Rd,
    Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-7948
    alfredgreco@verizon.net
    US and worldwide stamps, US and Canadian revenues
    Bruce L. Hecht
    Table 37
    PO Box 474,
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040-0474
    (516) 437-5695
    bhecht@optonline.net
    Topicals, worldwide stamps, covers
    Hilltop Stamp Service
    Table 41
    PO Box 626,
    Wooster, OH 44691
    (330) 262-8907
    hilltopstamps@sssnet.com
    Topicals, worldwide stamps and covers
    K2 Collectibles
    Table 9
    7315 Beechtree Dr,
    Middletown, MD 21769
    (301) 524-9462
    milkmanmk@aol.com
    US and worldwide stamps, supplies
    Lake Edge Stamp Service
    Table 42
    PO Box 35,
    McFarlane, WI 53558
    (608) 838-1033
    lestamps@charter.net
    Worldwide stamps, lots/collections, packets
    Howard Lutz
    Table 8B
    PO Box 26,
    Cortland, OH 44410
    (330) 924-5124
    howrex2@aol.com
    Worldwide collections, US BOB, British Colonies
    M & S Hobbies
    Table 36
    PO Box 361064,
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    (317) 910-0845
    michael@mandshobbies.com
    Web site: www.mandshobbies.com
    Topicals, worldwide stamps, collections
    McCloud Stamps & Covers
    Table 27
    109 Maple Center Rd,
    Hilton, NY 14468
    (585) 507-3533
    jstoltz@rochester.rr.com
    US, Canada, France, worldwide
    McGowan Covers
    Table 6
    PO Box 482,
    East Schodack, NY 12063-0482
    (518) 479-4396
    geolotus2003@nycap.rr.com
    Worldwide covers
    Northmont Stamps
    Table 3
    35375 Northmont,
    Farmington Hills, MI 48331
    (248) 553-7667
    altbkstps@aol.com
    Classic Europe and Colonies, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
    Denny Peoples
    Table 5
    8141 Springwater Dr W,
    Indianapolis, IN 46256
    (317) 841-8162 US covers and postcards, revenues, cinderellas, ephemera
    Plate Block Etc.
    Table 19
    PO Box 2552,
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932-2552
    (678) 595-7827
    plateblocketc@yahoo.com
    US stamps
    REW Stamps-Coins
    Table 40
    PO Box 590,
    Augusta, NJ 07822
    (973) 615-6914
    stamprew@aol.com
    US, Western Europe, bullion related coins
    Richfield Philatelic Company
    Table 8A
    113 Richfield Ave,
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1242
    billwits@aol.com
    US and worldwide stamps and covers, collection lots
    RJ Associates
    Table 35
    PO Box 774,
    Bradford, PA 16701-0774
    (814) 362-4471
    cry@atlanticbb.net
    Topicals, US, foreign classics
    RKA Covers
    Table 30
    PO Box 6508,
    Lafayette, IN 47903
    (765) 543-8274
    rka@rkacovers.com
    US covers (inc. navals, patriotics, FDCs, airmails)
    W. D. Snyder
    Table 32
    257 Ark Dr,
    Dallastown, PA 17313
    (717) 741-5807
    billsplacepa@yahoo.com
    First day covers (classic to modern), PA postal history, topical covers
    Telah W. Smith
    Table 24
    1145 N. Columbus Cir,
    Ashland, OH 44805
    (419) 289-2401
    telah@telahsmith.com
    Web site: www.telahsmith.com
    Worldwide stamps (no US), including Machins and Exportas, topicals
    Smyth's Stamp Shoppe
    Table 21
    507 Vilas St,
    Onalaska, WI 54650
    (608) 783-6328
    dgm2518@msn.com
    Worldwide topical new issues
    Stamp Smith
    Table 39
    1212 NE 96th Terrace,
    Kansas City, MO 64155-2149
    (816) 734-4536
    smidale@kc.rr.com
    Topicals, postal history, US, First Day Covers
    Sterling Stamps
    Table 29
    455 E Grand River Ste 103,
    Brighton, MI 48116
    (810) 220-6000
    mark@sterlingstamps.com
    Web site: www.sterlingstamps.com
    US and worldwide stamps, US and foreign lots and collections
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 13
    PO Box 470,
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    tomsstamps@zoominternet.net
    Classic US mint/used and worldwide stamps, lots
    Doug Weisz US Covers
    Table 11
    PO Box 1458,
    McMurray, PA 15317
    (773) 914-4332
    weiszcovers@yahoo.com
    Web site: www.douglasweisz.com
    US covers (inc. FDCs, navals, flights, events)
    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 15
    2339 Lambeth Dr,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-6441
    fzaganiacz@adelphia.net
    Worldwide stamps/covers, US covers, topicals

    Postal Administrations

    United States Postal Service

    Cachet Makers Bourse

    Armstrong Cachets
    C1
    PO Box 24663
    Rochester, NY 14624-4663
    karmstr2@rochester.rr.com
    Web site: www.armstrongcachets.com
    Therome Cachets
    C2
    589 Colonade Rd
    West Hempstead, NY 11552-3147
    coverman@optonline.net
    Web site: www.theromecachets.com


    Area Hotels and Rates


    The ATA has reserved a block of rooms at the Quality Inn Rochester Airport at only $89 per night.
    Call the hotel directly to make reservations and ask for the special “Stamp Show” rate.
    * Quality Inn Rochester Airport, 1273 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624  585-464-8800   $89 (until May 1, SH)
    (includes a full breakfast, free wireless Internet, free scheduled shuttle bus to/ from The Main Street Armory about 10 minutes away)
    Alternative hotel details are listed as a convenience for show-goers with approximate 2012 room rates. 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. Please make hotel reservations as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

    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
    In Henrietta

    * 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   $126
    * Country Inn & Suites, 797 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-0131   $149 (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)
    * Homewood Suites, 2095 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623  585-334-9150   $142
    * 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)
    * 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 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-NTSS 2013 Awards Banquet

    Click here to go to their web site. Click here to go to their web site. Click here to go to their web site. Click here to see a map.
    Rick's Prime Rib House, 898 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 (585)235-2900

    The ROPEX-NTSS 2013 awards banquet will be held at Rick's Prime Rib House, just about a mile from the show hotel, on Saturday evening, May 18. Cash bar at 6 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM. The tentative buffet menu features carved prime rib and oven roasted chicken, pre-dinner cheese and crackers, crudités with dip, warm rolls, family style salad with Italian dressing, chef’s choice vegetable, pasta with broccoli aglio olio, penne with homemade marinara, and herb potatoes. The meal ends with coffee/tea and a cookie tray. Tickets are $32 per person. Reservations must be received by May 9. Make checks payable to "ROPEX." Send payment to Ray Stone, c/o RPA, PO Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206. Questions? Call Ray at 585-266-2524.

    Click the interactive map above that highlights the locations of the show, Quality Inn Hotel and Rick's Prime Rib House.


    2013 ROPEX Cancels & Cachets


    ROPEX 2013 covers are $2 each or a set of 3 for $5.


    "A Flag for All Seasons" First Day Cachets


    RPA Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall "A Flag for All Seasons" first day covers are $3 each or a set of 4 for $10.


    Make checks payable to "ROPEX." Send orders and SASE to: RPA, PO Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206.
    If you cannot send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE), please include $1 per 4 covers to pay for return postage.


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  • Future Show Dates
    ROPEX 2014- May 16-18
    ROPEX 2015- May 15-17, Guest Society:
    Auxiliary Markings Club


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