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ROPEX 2017
Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20

The ROPEX Rochester National Stamp Show
Sponsored by the Rochester Philatelic Association

--- Theme: 200th Anniversary of the Start of
Erie Canal Construction
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An APS "World Series of Philately" Event
See our show poster.     See our postcard/handout.     See our show program.

The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 North Bloomfield Rd, Canandaigua
Daily Admission $2 (free for RPA members and youth under 18). Free Parking.

Hours: Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6

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


Welcome to The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center Handicap Accessible
GPS Latitude/Longitude Coordinates: 42.897913,-77.307821; N 43 53' 52.487", W 77 18' 28.155"


(click the map to enlarge it)


The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center on 250 North Bloomfield Road is a short 30 minute drive south east from Rochester. The facility is an ice rink from fall through spring and converts to a multi-purpose arena from May through September. It has hosted trade shows, parties, concerts and more "without ice." It offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space, easy access to the main floor that can be driven on, several meeting rooms and a snack bar and grill. Read more about it in their promotional brochure here.

The Town of Canandaigua is in the heart of the resort Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. It is 5 miles south of the NY State Thruway (I-90) and on the north end of Canandaigua Lake. It is known as the Wine Trail for the many wineries large and small that blanket the area. Outdoor activities include hiking, camping, fishing and all sorts of water activities on and around the lake. Historical Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Park is worth a visit.

Driving Instructions to The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center: Click here to view maps and driving directions. (PDF)

From the Rochester International Airport
• Take a right onto Brooks Avenue out of the airport entrance.
• Take the ramp onto I-390 S for 4.8 miles.
• Take exit 14 A-B for NY-252/Jefferson Road and New York 15A/East Henrietta Road. Take exit 14 A east for .2 miles.
• Sharp left onto NY-252/Jefferson Rd heading east in front of Marketplace Mall, continue for 6.7 miles.
• Jefferson Road turns into Route 96 South. Continue for 10.5 miles through and past Eastview Mall and later the Town of Victor.
• Just past McDonalds on the left, turn right onto NY-332 S (Rochester Rd). Drive for 5.8 miles.
• Just past Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep on the left, turn right onto North Street. Drive 0.8 miles.
• Turn left onto North Bloomfield Rd. The rink is on the right.
From Main Street, Rochester
• Head East onto I-490, drive 13.9 miles.
• Take Exit 29 for NY-Route 96 South (Pittsford-Victor Rd).
• Merge onto NY-96 S, drive for 5.9 miles, past Eastview Mall and later the Town of Victor.
• Just past McDonalds on the left, turn right onto NY-332 S (Rochester Rd). Drive for 5.8 miles.
• Just past Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep on the left, turn right onto North Street. Drive 0.8 miles.
• Turn left onto North Bloomfield Rd. The rink is on the right.

Traveling from I-90, the NYS Thruway…
• Take Exit 44 to merge onto NY-332 S toward Canandaigua. Drive 7.5 miles.
• Just past Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep on the left, turn right onto North Street. Drive 0.8 miles.
• Turn left onto North Bloomfield Rd. The rink is on the right.

Take the bus to Canandaigua! Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority can get you there! Whether you start from the Greater Rochester International Airport, the new downtown Regional Transit Center, Eastview Mall, or need to make connections through any of them, consider the bus for just a few dollars each way! Check out their routes and schedules here:
* Airport to Downtown Transit Center- Route 6 (click here)
* Downtown Transit Center to Eastview Mall- Route 84 (click here)
* Eastview Mall to Canandaigua- Route 3 (click here)
* Canandaigua Intercity- Route 2 (click here)


2017 ROPEX Show Committee

Awards: Ada Prill
Awards Ceremony: Ray Stone
Bourse: Dave Robinson
Cachets: Tom Fortunato
Cachet Sales: Carl Miller
Design-A-Stamp: Frank Tritto
Exhibits/Judges/Palmares: Tom Fortunato
Hospitality Table: Chuck Schultz
Program: Fred Haynes
Publicity: Tom Fortunato
Site Coordination: Dave Robinson
Treasurer: Dave Robinson
Volunteers: Chuck Schultz
Youth Activities: Amy Rau, Mary Iman and RPA Members
At-Large: Paul Brach,
John Lighthouse, Rick Kase,
Rich Spinelli (Ex Officio)


Special Events

  • Meetings & Seminars- Various societies will be meeting during the show, 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- Bring your stamps and other philatelic items to the show to help identify them and get a free informal appraisal of their value.

  • Just for Kids

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



    Colin Stewart (1st-tie)
    Grade 3-5 Age 11, Grade 5
    Homeschool
    (Stone Ridge, NY)

    Benjamin Newman (1st-tie)
    Grade 3-5 Age 10, Grade 4
    East Rochester
    (Pittsford, NY)

    Sam Crane (2nd)
    Grade 3-5 Age 11, Grade 5
    Iroquois Middle School
    (Irondequoit, NY)


    Ariel Montague (3rd- tie)
    Grade 3-5 Age 11, Grade 5
    Bartley Elementary
    (Fulton, MO)

    Samiya Bori (3rd- tie)
    Grade 3-5 Age 10, Grade 5
    Iroquois Middle School
    (Irondequoit, NY)


    Michael Goodin (1st)
    Grade 6-8 Age 13, Grade 7
    Homeschool
    (High Falls, NY)

    Sophia Buchman (2nd)
    Grade 6-8 Age 11, Grade 6
    Iroquois Middle School
    (Irondequoit, NY)

    Maeve Steckley (3rd)
    Grade 6-8 Age 12, Grade 6
    Iroquois Middle School
    (Irondequoit, NY)

    ROPEX Design-A-Stamp Competition (see our 2017 finalists in the grades 3-5 and 6-8 above, click any to enlarge it)- All students in grades 3-8 in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter our design competition. Entries are to be postmarked by April 1. The top three entries in each grade category (3-5, 6-8) will be awarded $50, $25, and $15 for 1st through 3rd place winners.

    2017 Design-A-Stamp Rules and Entry Form (PDF)

    Read a Democrat and Chronicle newspaper article about two of our 2016 winners here.


    2017 Schedule & Events

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

    Thursday, May 18
    8 AM-6 PM......ROPEX setup (exhibitors and dealers welcome 1-6 PM)

    Friday, May 19
    8 AM-6 PM.......ROPEX Judges' Deliberation Room (Room 1)*
    10 AM...............Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
    10 AM-6 PM.....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    6 PM..................Show closes

    Saturday, May 20
    9:15 AM.............ROPEX Awards Ceremony (Room 1)
    10 AM...............Show opens
    10 AM-5 PM.....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    11 AM-Noon.....Empire State Postal History Society Trading Hour and Regional Meeting (Room 1)
    Noon-1 PM........American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors "Open Forum on Exhibiting" with Ken Martin (Room 1)
    1-2 PM..............ROPEX Judges’ Feedback Forum (Room 1)
    2-2:15 PM.........RPA Youth "Design-A-Stamp" Awards Presentation (show floor)
    6 PM.................Show closes, Exhibit Pickup


    For Exhibitors...

    Click to view our 2017 Palmares (PDF).

    ROPEX exhibits are now closed.

    Click here to view the ROPEX Exhibit Prospectus and Application (PDF).

    Click here to view the APS Judging Manual and Forms.

    2017 ROPEX Exhibits

    124 Competitive Frames, 128 Total Frames


    (click to enlarge)

    * Exhibiting RPA member
    -Title page - Plan page - Synopsis page -1st frame photo

    One-Frame Division Title Description
    Anthony F. Dewey Postcard
    1 frame
    The Bridges of Hartford, 1810 to Mid-1940s The story of the succession of bridges spanning the Connecticut River at Hartford, from the first bridge in 1810 to the current bridge via postcards.
    Anthony F. Dewey Postal
    1 frame
    The "D" Rate-Change Stamps of 1985 The non-denominated (22c) "D" stamps issued for the rate increase in 1985 from 20c for first class letters.
    Larry Fillion Postal
    1 frame
    Auxiliary Markings On United Nations New York FDCs Sent To Domestic United States Addresses A single frame exhibit of domestic first day covers posted from UN-NY headquarters bearing a variety of markings showing mail gone astray.
    See an online version by clicking here
    Larry Fillion Postal
    1 frame
    Usages of the U.S. World United Against Malaria Commemorative Issue of 1962 Sixteen pages showing a variety of uses of the 4 cent U.S. issue of March 30, 1962 raising awareness of worldwide malaria eradication.
    See an online version by clicking here
    John Flannery III * Postal
    1 frame
    Black Jacks A comprehensive study displaying all varieties of this classic two cent stamp first issued during the Civil War in 1863, including several on cover.
    Regis Hoffman Display
    1 frame
    Attilio Gatti, African Adventurer This single-frame exhibit chronicles the adventures of Attilio Gatti, an Italian cavalry officer, who developed a love for African exploration. APS reference article
    Larry Rausch * Postal
    1 frame
    One Man's Mission-the United Kingdom 1864 Penny Reds Included is one reconstructed plate and sections on overprint and underprint, perfins, postmarks, stamps and covers, along with covers to USA.
    Clemens Reiss Postal
    1 frame
    Competitive Rowing Errors and the Unexpected Stamp designers seldom understand this sport which leads to design errors. The rowers themselves have been involved in some odd events and achievements.
    General Multi-Frame Division Title Description
    H. James Maxwell Display
    10 frames
    Mail From Along The Erie Canal: 1825-1862 This display exhibit uses mail emanating from places along the Canal and related non-philatelic items from the period to tell the story of its impact.
    Anthony F. Dewey Postal
    8 frames
    A Postal History of Hartford, Connecticut The postal history of the United States via Hartford, CT from 1792 through 1897 when Hartford opened its first branch office.
    Larry Fillion Postal
    8 frames
    The United Nation’s 4¢ and 11¢ World United Against Malaria Set of 1962 and their First Days This is a multi-frame "traditional" first day exhibit of the United Nation’s 4¢ and 11¢ World United Against Malaria set of 1962.
    Larry Fillion Postal
    10 frames
    The W.H.O.’s “The World United Against Malaria” Stamp Campaign This exhibit will showcase the 150+ philatelic issues which were part of the WHO/United Nation’s sponsored “The World United Against Malaria” stamp campaign.
    John Lighthouse * Postal
    9 frames
    U.S. Revenue Stamps- First Issue "Using the Documents of Commerce to Fund the Civil War 1862-1872" This revenue fiscal history exhibit is focused on the First Issue revenue stamped documents taxable under the Tax Act of 1862, Schedule B.
    Robert Lighthouse * Postal
    6 frames
    1898 Canada Map Stamp: A Plating Study Plating anomalies and errors of Canada Scott numbers 85 and 86 illustrated through singles, blocks, imperfs and covers. See an online version by clicking here
    Andrew Mazzara Postal
    5 frames
    British and Guernsey Stamps and Their Use During German Occupation; 1940-45 Exhibit shows how German occupation affected the design, printing, and use of British and local Guernsey stamps
    Robert P. Meegan * Postal
    10 frames
    United States Domestic Letter Rates, Act of 1792 Through the Act of 1872 A study of the domestic letter rates in effect from the first Federal Postal Act of 1792 to 1883, and the social and economic factors applicable to the U.S. postal system.
    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.
    Alan Parsons * Postal
    8 frames
    The Sullivan Commemorative of 1929 Background, production, FDCs (official/unofficial), and commercial uses of this U.S. commemorative issued June 17, 1929 for the American Revolution's Sullivan-Clinton Campaign 150th anniversary.
    Larry Rausch * Postal
    4 frames
    Identification and Use of United Kingdom One Penny (1d) Perfins 1868-1880 An alphabetical distribution of Penny Red commercial perfins (PERForated INsignia or INitials) from 1868 to 1880 on stamps and covers.
    Jeffrey Shapiro Postal
    9 frames
    The Beleaguered Mark: Keeping Pace With the Great German Inflation of 1919-1923 Chronicling the attempts at postal order during the economic chaos which devastated Germany following World War I.
    Henry Sweets Postal
    10 frames
    Chinese Inflation Run Amok: 41 Months of Hyperinflation Study of the Chinese inflation period 1945-1949 as documented on mail to the United States.
    Stephen L. Suffet * Display
    10 frames
    Woody Guthrie: His Life and His Songs Display exhibit recounts the life and illustrates some of the song lyrics of one of the USA's most influential folk musicians.
    Benedict A. Termini, M.D. Postal
    4 frames
    Porte de Mar Stamps of Mexico and their Forgeries This exhibit showcases stamps used to pay Mexican sea postage from 1875 to 1879, and their forgeries.
    Court of Honor Division Title Description
    Louis P. Pataki Postal
    1 frame
    Along the Shantung Railway, China: German Postal Administration 1900-1914 A postal history exhibit showing the development of the German postal administration associated with the Shantung Railway.
    Non-Comp. Division Title Description
    Edward Bailey Postal
    1 frame
    Great Britain Plate Numbers A look at plate numbers appearing on various issues of Great Britain from 1858-1881.
    Raymond Stone Postal
    2 frames
    10c U.S. Canal Boat Transportation Coil Two frame sampler of this modern definitive, part of a much larger exhibit.


    2017 ROPEX Judges


    William Schultz, Chairman
    West Chester, PA

    Bill is an accredited chief philatelic judge and past member of the APS Committee for Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ). His special areas of collecting interests include U.S. postal history, U.S., Faroes and the Canal Zone. He is active locally and nationally in numerous philatelic organizations; he is the author of philatelic books and scores of articles. Bill is known as the “Father of The Rattlesnake Island Local Post.”
     
     
     
     


    Sam Chiu
    Toronto, Canada

    Sam is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, VP of the Philatelic Specialist Society of Canada, and served 2 terms on Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee. An avid exhibitor, he has received gold medals in 6 different national classes and either golds or large vermeils with 5 different international exhibits. He is an FIP accredited jury member for judging postal history and postal stationery. Sam has very diverse collecting interests, but concentrates on postal history and postal stationery of China and Hong Kong.
     
     
     


    Ken Martin
    Belfonte, PA

    A stamp collector since 1975, Ken joined the American Philatelic Society in 1980, began volunteering for the organization in 1982, became a full time employee in 1995 and has been Chief Operating Officer since 2015. In his earlier years Ken was president of the Junior Philatelists of America and founded the Penn State Stamp Club. Ken has been a nationally accredited philatelic judge since 2003. Outside of philately Ken is a blood and platelet donor and serves on the board of the Mid-Central Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross, the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, Historic Bellefonte, Inc., and his local Rotary club.


    ROPEX Exhibit Awards for 2017


    Grand Award
    Best Multi-Frame in Show
    French 19th century
    bronze stamp box

    Reserve Grand Award
    Second Best Multi-Frame
    in Show - Handpainted
    ceramic stamp box

    One-Frame Grand Award
    Best Single Frame in Show
    Sterling silver Art Nouveau
    double slot stamp case pendant

    Most Popular Award
    Winner's Cup
    awarded by popular vote
    by ROPEX attendees
    Larry R. Moriarty, Sr.
    Memorial Award
    Criteria TBD by
    the Jury Panel
    1940s carved
    wooden stamp box
    Dusty Miller Award
    Best Postal
    History Exhibit
    by a RPA Member
    Brass Art Nouveau
    sunflower stamp box
    Andy Hale Award
    Best Non-Postal
    History Exhibit by
    a RPA Member
    "A Towpath Tale"
    book by historian
    Donovan Shilling
    and silver round
    Norman E. Wright
    Memorial Award

    Best Railway
    Exhibit Selected by
    Florence Wright
    "World Atlas of Railways"
    book by O.S. Nock

    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. Potential awards are displayed below, subject to availability and minimum requirements set by the donor society. Clicking a society's 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)
    Plan and Headings Award of Excellence (magnifier 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 and ribbon) 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

    Collectors Club of Chicago
    An Exhibit of Merit Winning a
    Vermeil or Gold Level Medal and
    Not Winning the Show's Grand or
    Reserve Grand
    (Three Publications) 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
    (Autographed copy of Lowell Thomas'
    Book, "Pageant of Adventure") 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

    Lighthouse Stamp Society
    Best Exhibit with a
    Nautical Connection
    with 1 or More Entries
    (Harbour Lights limited
    edition ceramic lighthouse) 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 3 entries
    (certificate) 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
    Primarily of Postal Stationery and not
    Winning Their C of C Award in 5 Years
    (plaque) Click here to view the award criteria
     

    United Postal Stationery Society
    Single Frame Award for the Best
    One-frame Postal Stationery Exhibit
    Exclusively of Postal Stationery
    Winning a National Vermeil or Gold
    (paperweight) 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 and ribbon) 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


    For and About Dealers...

    Interested in selling at our 2017 show? We offer some of the lowest table fees for a national WSP show.

  • Click here to view/download 2017 ROPEX Dealer Details and Application (PDF)
  • Click here to apply using the Online ROPEX Dealer Application

    World Series national exhibitions around the same time in 2017:

  • Philatelic Show- May 5-7, Boxborough, MA
  • ROPEX- May 19-20, Rochester, NY
  • Rocky Mountain Stamp Show- May 19-21, Denver, CO
  • NOJEX- June 2-4, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 9-11, 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.
  • 2017 Dealers

    Click the diagram to view the ROPEX Floor Plan.

    See the ROPEX Floor Plan by clicking the diagram above or here (subject to change).

    *** Visit the RPA Sales Tables for a selection of US stamps, covers, collections and 10 cent worldwide stamps! ***

    Confirmed Dealers

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 11
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire, worldwide and Scott catalogues
    Dave Allego
    Table 2
    PO Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    dallego@neo.rr.com
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, picture postcards, ephemera
    Armstrong Cachets
    Table C1
    PO Box 24663
    Rochester, NY 14624-4663
    karmstr2@rochester.rr.com
    Web site: www.armstrongcachets.com
    US first day and commemorative covers
    Lou Atvell
    Table 5
    24 Bayberry Dr,
    Rochester, NY 14609-2002
    (585) 288-4240
    latvell@twc.com
    US and worldwide
    Canterbury Stamps
    Table 7
    10 Chaucer Rd,
    Nashua, NH 03062
    (603) 888-4317
    adaptron@comcast.net
    Web site: www.canterburystamps.com
    Worldwide, US (singles and mint sheets), topicals
    The Cover Connection
    Table 16
    2884 Seneca St,
    West Seneca, NY 14224
    (716) 854-0222
    coverconnection@gmail.com
    US and worldwide covers
    Donofrio Philatelics
    Table 14
    110 Chestnut Dr,
    Rochester, NY 14624
    (585) 747-7218
    loofer@rochester.rr.com
    US, Canada and worldwide stamps
    Doubleday Postal History
    Table 4
    PO Box 70,
    Rindge, NH 03461
    (603) 889-9085
    doub@worldpath.net
    US postal history
    Al Greco Stamps
    Table 10
    1190 Nolan Rd,
    Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-7948
    alfredgreco@verizon.net
    US and worldwide stamps, US and Canadian revenues
    McCloud Stamps & Covers, Coins
    Table 8
    109 Maple Center Rd,
    Hilton, NY 14468
    (585) 507-3533
    jstoltz@rochester.rr.com
    Web site: www.mccloudstampsandcoins.com
    US, Canada, Br. Commonwealth, France, US coins
    Richfield Philatelic Company
    Table 3
    113 Richfield Ave,
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1242
    billwits@aol.com
    US and worldwide stamps and covers, collection lots
    R.J. Associates
    Table 13
    PO Box 774,
    Bradford, PA 16701-0774
    (814) 362-4471
    cry@atlanticbb.net
    US, topicals, foreign classics
    S & C Resnick
    Table 6
    2783 W Lake Rd,
    Cazenovia, NY 13035
    (315) 655-2810
    resn@aol.com
    Postal history, stamps, ephemera
    Telah W. Smith
    Table 9
    1145 Columbus Cir N,
    Ashland, OH 44805
    (419) 289-2401
    telah@telahsmith.com
    Worldwide stamps (no US), including Machins and Exportas, topicals
    Stamp Smith
    Table 17
    1212 NE 96th Terrace,
    Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 734-4536
    smidale@kc.rr.com
    Topicals, US, worldwide and covers
    Suburban Stamp and Coin
    Table 15
    PO Box 2338,
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    (315) 452-0593
    merristamp@aol.com
    US and worldwide stamps, US coins
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 1
    PO Box 470,
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    tomsstamps@zoominternet.net
    Classic US, picture postcards, lots
    Laurence L. Winum
    Table 12
    PO Box 247,
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    winum@frontiernet.net
    US and Germany stamps and covers

    Postal Administrations

    United States Postal Service


    Area Hotels and Rates

    While there is no offical show hotel for ROPEX 2017, we would like to recommend two:
  • Holiday Inn Express Canandaigua- Finger Lakes at 330 Eastern Blvd. (formerly 4420 Eastern Blvd.)
    585-396-3669, toll-free 1-888-465-4329 or Reserve online here. $155 per night and up.
  • Super 8 Canandaigua, 4450 Eastern Blvd. 585-396-7224, Reserve online here. $99 per night and up.
    They are next to one another and across from Wegmans.
    Click to read this and other Canandaigua area hotel reviews.
  • Alternative Canandaigua hotel details are listed as a convenience for show-goers with approximate 2016 nightly room rates with early booking. Add 10% 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. Click the blue astrisk to visit their web site.

    Note: State Route 5 & 20 is known as Eastern Blvd.

    Area hotels (PDF and Google interactive map)
    Area restaurants (PDF and Google interactive map)
    Trip Advisor interactive hotel and restaurant map

    * Bella Ella Bed and Breakfast, 2300 Brickyard Road  585-746-3429  info@thebellaella.com  $140
    * Bristol Harbour Lodge and Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road  800-288-8248  info@thebellaella.com  $225 and up
    * Cedar Lodge, 4341 Lakeshore Drive  585-394-2800  $77 weekdays/$100 weekends
    * Finger Lakes Lodge, 3259 Moran Drive  585-394-2800  $89 weekdays/$115 weekends
       Georgian Motel, 2580 New York Route 332  585-394-2321  $ unknown
    * The Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main Street  800-228-2801  theinnonthelake@hudsonhotels.com  $193 and up
    * Lafayette Motel, 408 Lakeshore Drive  585-394-5383  lafayett@rochester.rr.com  $68 and up
    * Miami Resort Motel, 4126 State Route 5 & 20  585-394-6700  miamimot@rochester.rr.com  $79–$125
    * Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 4232 State Route 5 & 20  877-587-8719  redcarpet@canandaiguamotel.com  $77 weekdays/$99 weekends
    Nearest the Thruway (25 minute drive, west of the show) Google Map
    * 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

    In Henrietta (30 minute drive, northwest of the show) Google Map
    * Best Western Marketplace Inn, 940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-427-2700   $129
    * 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
    * Courtyard Rochester Brighton, 33 Corporate Woods, Rochester, NY 14623  585-292-1000   $174
    * Doubletree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1510   $140
    * 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
    * Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-475-1910   $149
    * Residence Inn by Marriott, 1300 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623  585-272-8850   $169

    Nearest the Airport (45 minute drive, northwest of the show) Google Map
    * Holiday Inn Rochester Airport, 911 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624  585-328-6000   $?
    * 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


    ROPEX 2017 Awards Ceremony

    The ROPEX Awards Ceremony will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, May 20. Light refreshments will be served.


    2017 ROPEX Cancels & Cachets

      

    Our proposed cachet mockups and filler card are above, to be used with a Canandaigua double ring postmark. ROPEX 2017 covers are $5 per set of 2.

    Make checks payable to "ROPEX." Send orders and 70 cent 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 set to pay for return domestic postage.


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  • Future Show Dates
    ROPEX 2018- May 18-19, National WSP Show

    ROPEX 2019- May 17-18, National WSP Show


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