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ROPEX 2014
Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18

The ROPEX Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
Sponsored by the Rochester Philatelic Association
--- Theme: Hot Cars, including Mustang's 50th! ---

An APS "World Series of Philately" Event
See our show poster.     See our postcard and handout.

The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester
Daily Admission $2. RPA Members and Youth under 18 Free. Free Parking.
Hours: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3

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 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. 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.


2014 ROPEX Show Committee

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/Judges/Palmares:
Thomas Fortunato
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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



    Nina Goyette
    Grade 3-5 Age 10, Grade 5
    Canterbury Elementary (WI)

    Dion Mather
    Grade 3-5 Age 9, Grade 4
    East Rochester Elementary

    Ian Szemcsak
    Grade 3-5 Age 10, Grade 4
    East Rochester Elementary

    Jeremiah Tennant
    Grade 6-8 Age 14, Grade 8
    Tennant Learning Center (Syracuse)

    Jade Cook
    Grade 6-8 Age 13, Grade 7
    Hilton Middle School

    Zoe Richard
    Grade 6-8 Age 11, Grade 6
    Homeschool (Jonesville, WI)

    Joshua McKinnis
    Grade 9-12 Age 14, Grade 9
    Homeschool (Fayetteville)

    Angelica Tennant
    Grade 9-12 Age 18, Grade 12
    Tennant Learning Center (Syracuse)

    Jacob McKinnis
    Grade 9-12 Age 15, Grade 10
    Homeschool (Fayetteville)

    ROPEX Design-A-Stamp Competition (see 2014 top 3 finalists in the grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 categories above)- All students in grades 3-12 in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter our design competition. Entries must be postmarked by April 1. The top five entries in each grade category (3-5, 6-8, 9-12) will be awarded $75, $50, $25, $15 and $10 for 1st through 5th place winners.

    2014 Design-A-Stamp Rules and Entry Form (PDF)

    2014 Schedule & Events

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

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

    Friday, May 16
    8 AM-6 PM......ROPEX Judges' Deliberation Room (Judging Room 1)
    9:30-11 AM......"Early Bird" Bourse- $20 entry fee for interested collectors and dealers
    11 AM..............Show opens, Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, show entrance
    11 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    6 PM................Show closes

    Saturday, May 17
    10 AM..............Show opens
    10 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    11 AM-Noon.....ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (Room 1)
    Noon-2 PM.......Empire State Postal History Society Trading Hour and Annual Meeting (Room 1)
    Noon-5 PM.......Cachet Makers' Bourse
    1-1:30 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.............ROPEX Judges’ Feedback Forum (Room 1)
    5 PM................Show closes
    6 PM................ROPEX Awards Banquet (Rick's Prime Rib House, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30 PM)

    Sunday, May 18
    10 AM..............Show opens
    10 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    1-1:15 PM........RPA Youth "Design-A-Stamp" Awards Presentation (show floor)
    3 PM.................Show closes, Exhibit Pickup


    For Exhibitors...

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

    Click to view the online ROPEX Exhibit application to register


    2014 ROPEX Judges


    R. Timothy Bartshe
    Chief, Golden, CO

    Elizabeth M. Hisey
    University Park, FL

    David W. McNamee
    Alamo, CA

    Kenneth R. Nilsestuen
    Akron, OH

    Stephen Reinhard
    Mineola, NY

    Regis Hoffman
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ROPEX 2014 is honored to have an extrordinary panel of jurors for our show with 5 accredited chairs! We are also
    making history, as ROPEX is the final stop on Tim Bartshe's journey to judge at every APS "World Series of Philately" event!

    Tim Bartshe's collecting and exhibiting specialties center around southern Africa and Ecuador in traditional, postal stationery and revenue classes. He has won single frame national golds for 12 different exhibits, several multi-frame national golds, and 2 FIP multi-frame international golds. In 15 years he has judged over 80 US national shows in addition to national shows in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the APS Committee for Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ) as well as an APS jury chairman and Federación Interamericana de Filatelia (FIAF) judge.

    Liz Hisey has been a collector and exhibitor for many years. She is an APS Chief Judge and also a member of the Committee for Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ). Additionally Liz is a member of the Council of Phlatelists at the National Postal Museum in Washington D.C., Secretary for the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors and is one of the founders of Women Exhibitors (WE). She is married to fellow collector and exhibitor/author Bob Hisey.

    David McNamee is an accredited APS Chief Judge and the current Chairman of the APS Committee on the Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ). His exhibiting experience includes Display, Thematic, Traditional, Postal Stationery, and Postal History. His special interests are in British Oceania and British Africa.

    Ken Nilsestuen is the treasurer of the American Philatelic Society, the Institute for Analytical Philately, and other organizations. He is also president of the France and Colonies Philatelic Society. Ken is an exhibitor and APS Chief Judge. His Algerian postal history exhibit has been in the Champion of Champions, and his Minnesota Territorial Centennial illustrated mail exhibit earned a gold medal its first time out. He lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife, and is enjoying semi-retirement very much.

    Steven Reinhard is President of the American Philatelic Society, having also served as APS Vice President and CANEJ Chairman and holding top level positions in many premier national and international philatelic groups, including The Collectors Club, Philatelic Foundation, FIP Aerophilately Commission, and International Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies (FISA). Honors include having been elected into the American Airmail Society's Aerophilatelic Hall of Fame and named a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, London.

    Regis Hoffman, a judging apprentice, is a collector of British East Africa (stamps, postal history and revenues), British Commonwealth, world-wide military and censored mail, and Hollywood fan mail. He is a member of numerous philatelic societies and writes articles for many of them. He is the past president of the Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh. His current exhibits include "Letters to the Stars," "Allied Forces in East Africa, World War I" and "Polish Refugees in Africa, World War II." This is his third apprenticeship.


    ROPEX Exhibit Awards for 2014


    Grand Award
    Best Multi-Frame in Show
    Tiffany & Company
    Silver Repousse Stamp Box

    Reserve Grand Award
    Second Best in Show
    Van Bergh of Rochester
    1900's Silver Plate Stamp Box

    One-Frame Grand Award
    Best Single Frame in Show
    Large Carved Wood
    Indian Stamp Box

    Most Popular
    TBA
    Larry R. Moriarty, Sr.
    Memorial Award
    Small Wooden Carved
    Stamp Box
    (possibly German)
    Dusty Miller Award
    Best Postal History Exhibit
    by a RPA Member
    Wooden Stamp Box with
    Mother of Pearl Inlay
    Andy Hale Award
    Best Non-Postal
    History Exhibit by
    a RPA Member
    TBA

    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

    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 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



    (click the images above to see the exhibit layout and Palmares template)

    2014 ROPEX Exhibits

    70 Frames Reserved, 16 Exhibits

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

    One-Frame Division Title Description
    Allison Cusick Postal Polish-Americans Celebrate the Quincentennial of Kopernik This exhibit displays event and first day covers honoring the 500th birthday of Mikolaj Kopernik produced by Polish-American individuals and organizations in 1973.
    William Schultz Postal The Pennsylvanian – NYC to Chicago - A Postal History Illustrates the mail along the New York City to Chicago route with stops in six states.
    Jeffrey Shapiro Postal From Stability to Chaos A chronicle of the German Post Office's efforts to accommodate the devastating effects of post World War I inflation through examples of postcards mailed abroad.
    Stephen L. Suffet * Postal Usages of the United States Four-Cent Air Mail Postal Card of 1949 Postal history study of how the 4¢ air mail postal card was used in its day.
    Stephen L. Suffet * Postal US Postal and Postal Cards to Canada: the Fluctuating Rate, 1873-1958 Study showing how the US surface postal and post card rate to Canada fluctuated between 2¢ and 1¢ over a period of 85 years.
    Multi-Frame Division Title Description
    Thomas M. Fortunato * Postal
    4 Frames
    Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries- Idioms Illustrated & Explained A fun look at English language expressions heard every day, including their origins, using dollar box covers in a "play along" format. See the exhibit online here
    Frederick Haynes * Thematic
    5 Frames
    A Philatelic Trip through Norway The 19 fylkes (counties) of Norway will be systematically visited through stamps, covers, and postmarks from their villages and municipalities.
    Stuart Keeley Postal
    4 Frames
    Putting the 'Boots' to Machin The exhibit examines the various usage of the Boots mini-sheet, especially the over-prints of the second mini-sheet, Scott lists MH241a.
    Charles Lawlor Postal
    3 Frames
    Western Australia: Use & Abuse of the Post, 1831-1912 Examples of postage evasion, counter-intuitive routing, redirection, advertised and unclaimed, paid in cash, reply paid, re-routing, undeliverable, resealing, prohibited Tattersall's mail and disallowed franking.
    John Lighthouse * Revenue
    5 Frames
    U.S. Revenue Stamps– First Issue “Using the Documents of Commerce to Fund the Civil War” This revenue history exhibit covers the usage of U.S. First Issue Revenue Stamps on documents during the Civil War and post-Civil War periods.
    Robert Meegan * Postal
    10 Frames
    The U.S. Large Bank Note Era of 1870 to 1895 A study of the domestic, territorial, and international rates and usages during the era of the Large Bank Notes issued between 1870 and 1894.
    Rodney W. Paige Postal
    8 Frames
    Great Britain: The Early Cancellations An exhibit of all the major British postal cancellations and their uses from 1840 to the end of the Victorian period, including varieties and errors.
    Alan Parsons * Illustrated Mail
    9 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.
    Dickson Preston Post Card
    4 Frames
    A Pilgrimage to Mount Rainier Postcards showing a journey into Rainier National Park ending at the summit of the mountain.
    James Pullin Postal
    8 Frames
    American Sailing Packets of the North Atlantic 1818-1840 Study of the development of American packet service linking business communities between New York-Liverpool and New York-London.
    Jeffrey Shapiro Display
    5 Frames
    conPHessions of a PHormerly PHat PHilatelist Rambling "tongue-in-cheek" thoughts of a PHat PHilatelist who lost 135 pounds.


    For and About Dealers...

    (click to enlarge the floor plan- PDF)

    Interested in selling at our 2014 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 2014 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 2014:

  • Philatelic Show- May 2-4, Boxborough, MA
  • ROPEX- May 16-18, Rochester, NY
  • Rocky Mountain Stamp Show- May 16-18, Denver, CO
  • NOJEX- May 24-26, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 6-8, Washington, DC

    Come to Rochester on your northeast swing of shows!

    ROPEX visitors- Email your want lists to our dealers in advance of the show telling
    them what you'd like them to bring for you. Just click on their email address.
  • 2014 Dealers

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

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table 7
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
    Dave Allego
    Table 10
    PO Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    dallego@neo.rr.com
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
    Amberman Postal History
    Table 13
    PO Box 4700,
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 280-2125
    ambermanpostal@aol.com
    US 19th and 20th century covers
    Britannia Enterprises
    Table 3
    PO Box 2114,
    Orleans, MA 02653
    (508) 255-2465
    michael.e.mead@verizon.net
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
    Canterbury Stamps & Dollar Table
    Table 14
    10 Chaucer Rd,
    Nashua, NH 03062
    (603) 888-4317
    adaptron@comcast.net
    Web site: www.canterburystamps.com
    Topicals, supplies
    Cover Connection
    Table 5
    PO Box 173 Niagara Square Sta,
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 854-0222
    coverconnection@gmail.com
    US and worldwide covers
    Guy Dillaway/Robert Borden
    Table 12
    PO Box 181,
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 899-1181
    phbrit@comcast.net
    Worldwide postal history
    The Excelsior Collection
    Table 11
    PO Box 487,
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (908) 889-7534
    excelsiorcol@aol.com
    US, British Empire, general foreign, US and foreign postal history
    Al Greco Stamps & Dollar Table
    Table 1
    1190 Nolan Rd,
    Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-7948
    alfredgreco@verizon.net
    US and worldwide stamps, US and Canadian revenues
    McCloud Stamps & Covers & Dollar Table
    Table 6
    109 Maple Center Rd,
    Hilton, NY 14468
    (585) 507-3533
    jstoltz@rochester.rr.com
    US, Canada, France, worldwide
    Tom's Stamps
    Table 4
    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 2
    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 9
    PO Box 247,
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    winum@frontiernet.net
    US and Germany stamps and covers
    Fred Zaganiacz Stamps
    Table 8
    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


    Area Hotels and Rates

    The RPA 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 2013 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.

    Nearest the Show- Downtown Google Map
    * East Avenue Inn & Suites, 384 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607  585-325-5010   $125
    * Hyatt Regency, 125 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604  585-546-1234   $149
    * Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607  877-612-3595   $179
    * Radisson, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604  585-546-6400   $149
    * Rochester Plaza, 70 State St, Rochester, NY 14614  585-546-3050   $149
    * The Strathallan (Doubletree by Hilton), 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607  585-461-5010   $199

    Nearest the Airport (10 minute drive, west 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

    In Henrietta (15 minute drive, south 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 Thruway (20 minute drive, south 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


    ROPEX 2014 Awards Banquet

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    Rick's Prime Rib House, 898 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 (585)235-2900

    The ROPEX 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 ham, 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 $25 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.


    2014 ROPEX Cancels & Cachets

    ROPEX 2014 covers are $7 per set of 3. We cannot guarantee a specific 2013 Muscle Car stamp on any cachet.

    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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    ROPEX 2015- May 15-17, Guest Society:
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