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ROPEX 2015
Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17

The ROPEX Rochester National Stamp Exhibition
Sponsored by the Rochester Philatelic Association
--- Theme: "Elvis Presley- Return to Sender" ---
An APS "World Series of Philately" Event
See our show poster.     See our postcard and handout.     See our show program.

Welcoming the national convention of the Auxiliary Markings Club

The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 North Bloomfield Rd, Canandaigua
Daily Admission $2, Free for everyone Sunday! Free Parking.
Free all three days for RPA members and Youth under 18!

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 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.

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.


2015 ROPEX Show Committee

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


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- 1st Place
    Grade 3-5 Age 10, Grade 5
    Canterbury Elementary (WI)

    Dion Mather- 2nd Place
    Grade 3-5 Age 9, Grade 4
    East Rochester Elementary

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

    Jeremiah Tennant- 1st Place
    Grade 6-8 Age 14, Grade 8
    Tennant Learning Center (Syracuse)

    Jade Cook- 2nd Place
    Grade 6-8 Age 13, Grade 7
    Hilton Middle School

    Zoe Richard- 3rd Place
    Grade 6-8 Age 11, Grade 6
    Homeschool (Jonesville, WI)

    Joshua McKinnis-1st Place (Tie)
    Grade 9-12 Age 14, Grade 9
    Homeschool (Fayetteville)

    Angelica Tennant-1st Place (Tie)
    Grade 9-12 Age 18, Grade 12
    Tennant Learning Center (Syracuse)

    Jacob McKinnis-3rd Place
    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 three entries in each grade category (3-5, 6-8, 9-12) will be awarded $50, $25, and $15 for 1st through 3rd place winners.

    2015 Design-A-Stamp Rules and Entry Form (PDF)


    2015 Schedule & Events

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

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

    Friday, May 15
    8 AM-6 PM.......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
    2-4 PM..............Auxiliary Markings Club Board Meeting (Room 1*)
    6 PM.................Show closes

    Saturday, May 16
    10 AM..............Show opens
    10 AM-6 PM....Prize drawings throughout the day, Free Stamp Evaluations
    10-11 AM.........ACE- Art Cover Exchange General Meeting (Room 1)
    11 AM-Noon....Auxiliary Markings Club General Meeting (Room 1)
    Noon-2 PM.......Empire State Postal History Society Trading Hour and Regional Meeting (Room 1)
    Noon-5 PM.......Cachet Makers' Bourse
    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 (TBA, cocktails 6-6:30, dinner 6:30 PM)

    Sunday, May 17
    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

    2015 ROPEX Exhibits

    Up to 150 frames available.

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

    One-Frame Division Title Description
    George DeKornfeld Thematic
    1 frame
    Making Whitetail Venison Sausage A single frame thematic exhibit in recipe form.
    Alan Moll Cinderella
    1 frames
    Wheat Ridge- The Other Christmas Seal Production and usage of the Wheat Ridge Christmas Seals in booklet format from 1910 to 1942.
    Multi-Frame Division Title Description
    George DeKornfeld Postal
    10 frames
    The Marcophily of Hudson, New York, 1793-1919 This exhibit traces the evolution of the various postal markings (and their combinations) used in Hudson beginning in 1793, the earliest such marking known.
    John Lighthouse * Revenue
    7 frames
    Using the Documents of Commerce to Fund the Civil War This Revenue Fiscal History exhibit is focused on the First Issue revenue stamps and the documents taxable under the Tax Act of 1862, Schedule A.
    Alan Moll Postal
    5 frames
    U.S. Vended Postal Insurance- A Failed Experiment Production, sale, usage, and demise of Postal Insurance stamps and booklets from 1965 to 1985.
    Court of Honor Division Title Description
    John Hotchner Non-competitive
    10 frames
    World Rarities and Uniquities A lifetime accumulation of fascinating philatelic material principally from the US but also foreign; notable for its scarcity, value, and its significance in philatelic or world history. *** Click here to view a video presentation by John about the collection at The Collectors Club in New York City, December 4, 2013 ***
    John Hotchner Non-competitive
    10 frames
    20th Century US Auxiliary Markings Documenting Delay Of, Or Inability To Deliver the Mail: The First 50 Years, 1900-1951 A comprehensive review of US auxiliary markings that documents the many reasons mail could be delayed, or failed of delivery; showing the reality of day-to-day postal operations in the world's highest volume postal system. *** Click here to read an article by John about organizing the collection, from the Virtual Stamp Club ***


    2015 ROPEX Judges


    Nancy B. Clark
    Chairman
    Marstons Mills, MA

    John M. Hotchner
    Falls Church, VA
     

    David McNamee
    Alamo, CA
     

    Robert P. Meegan
    East Aurora, NY
     

    Henry H. Sweets III
    Hannibal, MO
     

    Nancy Clark is a lifetime collector, philatelist, award-winning exhibitor, author and international judge, pioneering youth education through stamps for 35 years. Today, she’s in the vanguard of philatelic outreach as host of the popular online radio program, “APS Stamp Talk with Nancy Clark.” She serves as the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History President and Board Chair. At the invitation of Tony Virvilis she has assisted with the English text of "Greek Thematic Philately" to be published by Hellenic Post in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a Life Member of the RPA.

    John Hotchner is a collector since age 5; specializing in all phases of US philately, but also collects 20 other countries He is a writer for Linn's Stamp News, since 1976, and also writes for several other publications. He's a former president of the APS, and is completing his second term as president of the AAPE, which he co-founded in 1986. He is also a founder of half a dozen specialty societies, including the Auxiliary Markings Club. He's a grand award-winning exhibitor and has been an accredited national level judge since 1986, and internationally since 1989.

    David McNamee of Alamo, California, is an accredited Chief Philatelic Judge and Past Chair of the APS Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges. His special areas of collecting interests are Pacific Oceania and Africa. He is active locally, nationally and internationally in numerous philatelic organizations; he is the author of three philatelic books and scores of articles; and currently he edits "The Informer" for the Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania and writes a column, “Not for Judges Only” for The Philatelic Exhibitor.

    Robert Meegan is from East Aurora, New York. He has been an avid collector since 1973 specializing in U.S. postal history dealing with domestic postal rates and the large Banknote stamps of 1870 to 1890. An APS member since 1975 and U.S. Classics Society member for many years, Bob remains very active in Buffalo Stamp Club management, having been a member of its Board of Directors for over 30 years and its President for 11 years. He is a life member of the Rochester Philatelic Association and has both exhibited and judged at ROPEX.


    ROPEX Exhibit Awards for 2015


    Grand Award
    Best Multi-Frame in Show
    Stamp Box

    Reserve Grand Award
    Second Best in Show
    Stamp Box

    One-Frame Grand Award
    Best Single Frame in Show
    Stamp Box

    Most Popular Award
    Acrylic Paperweight
    (as voted on by
    ROPEX attendees)
    Larry R. Moriarty, Sr.
    Memorial Award
    for an Exhibit of Merit
    Stamp Box
    Dusty Miller Award
    Best Postal History Exhibit
    by a RPA Member
    Stamp Box
    Andy Hale Award
    Best Non-Postal
    History Exhibit by
    a RPA Member
    Book
    Norman E. Wright
    Memorial Award

    Best Train or Related
    Exhibit Selected by
    Florence Wright
    Train Table Book

    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


    For and About Dealers...

    Interested in selling at our 2015 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 2015 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 2015:

  • Philatelic Show- May 1-3, Boxborough, MA
  • ROPEX- May 15-17, Rochester, NY
  • Rocky Mountain Stamp Show- May 15-17, Denver, CO
  • NOJEX- May 29-31, Secaucus, NJ
  • NAPEX- June 5-7, Washington, DC

    Come to Rochester on your northeast swing of shows!

    ROPEX visitors- Email your want lists to our dealers in advance of the show telling
    them what you'd like them to bring for you. Just click on their email address.
  • 2015 Attending Dealers

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

    Tom's Stamps
    Table x
    PO Box 470,
    Butler, PA 16003
    (724) 287-1931
    tomsstamps@zoominternet.net
    Classic US, picture postcards, lots
    Britannia Enterprises
    Table x
    PO Box 2114,
    Orleans, MA 02653
    (508) 255-2465
    michael.e.mead@verizon.net
    Postal history, ephemera, cinderellas, postcards
    Al Greco Stamps & Dollar Table
    Table x
    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 x
    109 Maple Center Rd,
    Hilton, NY 14468
    (585) 507-3533
    jstoltz@rochester.rr.com
    US, Canada, France, worldwide
    Doug Weisz US Covers
    Table x
    PO Box 1458,
    McMurray, PA 15317
    (773) 914-4332
    weiszcovers@yahoo.com
    Web site: www.douglasweisz.com
    US covers (inc. FDCs, navals, flights, events)

    2014 Attending Dealers

    1840-1950 Mostly Stamps
    Table x
    PO Box 423,
    Milford, NH 03055-0423
    (603) 673-7180
    hstamps@jlc.net
    US, British Empire and worldwide- stamps, covers, lots
    Dave Allego
    Table x
    PO Box 69,
    Salem, OH 44460
    (234) 567-4181
    dallego@neo.rr.com
    Worldwide covers, cinderellas, ephemera
    C&D Philatelics
    Table x
    PO Box 158,
    Ruby, VA 22556-0258
    (540) 752-1369
    chamil302@aol.com
    Worldwide covers (inc. FDCs, navals, patriotics, topicals)
    Canterbury Stamps & Dollar Table
    Table x
    10 Chaucer Rd,
    Nashua, NH 03062
    (603) 888-4317
    adaptron@comcast.net
    Web site: www.canterburystamps.com
    Topicals, supplies
    Collins First Day Covers
    Table x
    PO Box 188,
    Allentown, NJ 08501
    (609) 259-0939
    collinscachets@yahoo.com
    Collins hand painted First Day Covers
    Cover Connection
    Table x
    PO Box 173 Niagara Square Sta,
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 854-0222
    coverconnection@gmail.com
    US and worldwide covers
    Richfield Philatelic Company
    Table x
    113 Richfield Ave,
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1242
    billwits@aol.com
    US and worldwide stamps and covers, collection lots
    Laurence L. Winum
    Table x
    PO Box 247,
    Walden, NY 12586-0247
    (800) 914-8090
    winum@frontiernet.net
    US and Germany stamps and covers
    Fred Zaganiacz Stamps
    Table x
    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

    While there is no offical show hotel for ROPEX 2015, 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. $94 per night and up.
  • Super 8 Canandaigua, 4450 Eastern Blvd. 585-396-7224, Reserve online here. $72 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 2014 nightly room rates. 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
    * Holiday Inn Express Canandaigua- Finger Lakes, 330 Eastern Blvd  585-396-3669  kturner@visions-hotels.com  $94
    * The Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main Street  800-228-2801  theinnonthelake@hudsonhotels.com  $152 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  $69–$125
    * Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 4232 State Route 5 & 20  877-587-8719  redcarpet@canandaiguamotel.com  $77 weekdays/$99 weekends
    * Super 8, 4450 Eastern Blvd  585-396-7224  $72 and up
    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 2015 Awards Banquet

    The ROPEX awards banquet will be held at on Saturday evening, May 16. Cash bar at 6 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM. Location and menu are TBA. Tickets are $TBA 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.


    2015 ROPEX Cancels & Cachets

    Our cancel and cachet designs are above. ROPEX 2015 covers are $7 per set of 3.

    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.


    ROPEX Past and Future

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  • Future Show Dates
    ROPEX 2016- May 20-22, Regional Show

    ROPEX 2017- May 19-21, National WSP Show


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