Stamp King

Stamp King Chicago's only full service stamp store. Buying and selling stamps, covers, collections, and coins. Store features U.S. and worldwide stamps, covers, lots, collections, and supplies.

Stop by our shop or visit our eBay store (stampkingchicago). Caters to collectors of all levels including children and beginners. Sellers may wish to call ahead. Want lists welcomed.

Operating as usual

06/10/2020
Chicago Philatelic Society

Chicago Philatelic Society

At this point, #Chicagopex2020 is scheduled to occur as usual. We invite authors to enter our annual literature competition (one of a handful in the U.S.), which will be held even if the show gets cancelled. We are working on posting the prospectus and application to the website (should be up by early next week). Note, the competition accepts hard copy articles, books, journals, as well as digital entries such as websites.

This just in: Chicago Philatelic Society is a community partner for this event. Hope you will join us. Postal mail was t...
12/11/2019
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

This just in: Chicago Philatelic Society is a community partner for this event. Hope you will join us.

Postal mail was the social media of the 20th century, but during times of war, changing borders and occupying forces shifted the dynamics by which international mail could operate. During the Holocaust, ghetto and concentration camp postal censorship and routing markings on envelopes, as well as multilingual stamps of nations and postmarks of cities, helped frame the stories behind how people kept in touch while incarcerated.

Want to hear more? Dr. Justin Gordon will be sharing highlights from his area of expertise – Holocaust philately, the collection and study of postal letters – at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on January 5: https://bit.ly/38cLixM

Book & Author Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed Through the Letters and Cards of Victims Sunday, January 5, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

11/26/2019

Thanks to everyone who visited #Chicagopex2019 last weekend! We hope you found a new gem for your collection!

11/16/2019
Chicago Philatelic Society
11/15/2019

Chicago Philatelic Society

$5 Columbian in FREE Raffle at #CHICAGOPEX2019

A mint copy of the U.S. $5 Columbian [Scott 245; catalog value $2300] is the highlight of a FREE raffle to be held at #CHICAGOPEX2019 stamp show. The drawing for this stamp and other philatelic items will be held Sunday, November 24, at 2:00pm; you do not have to be present to win. Tickets for the raffle can ONLY be obtained from the dealers in the Gallery Ballroom, who are staging this event.

11/08/2019
www.chicagopex.org

Reminder: The awards banquet at #Chicagopex2019 stamp show is Sat. night Nov. 23. Deadline to sign up before the show is Nov. 14. If you want to sign up at the show, you must contact Jackie Alton by 11am on Friday Nov. 22. Special diets can be accommodated. You can find the form to sign up for the banquet here:https://www.chicagopex.org/pdf-documents/saturday-awards-banquet-reservation-form-2019.pdf

Did you know the owner of Stamp King is the bourse chairman of #Chicagopex2019? It's among the largest annual stamp show...
09/07/2019
Chicago Philatelic Society

Did you know the owner of Stamp King is the bourse chairman of #Chicagopex2019? It's among the largest annual stamp shows in the country! Free admission and free parking. You can visit up to 75 dealers in one location! Find out more on the website: https://www.chicagopex.org/chicagopexcurrent.html

As of August 15, we have run out of space for philatelic exhibits for 2019! Please hold off on submitting any more applications for philatelic exhibits! We are excited to have a full competition this year.

07/28/2019

This just in! American Philatelic Society is sponsoring a one-day on-the-road course with Jim Lee on U.S. Proofs and Essays on Nov. 21, just before #Chicagopex2019. Please visit the bottom of this web page to sign up: https://stamps.org/Learn/On-The-Road-Courses#OTRCListing

Mather’s—More Than a Café
11/11/2018

Mather’s—More Than a Café

We thank all who have served our country. Happy Veterans Day!

10/20/2018
Chicago Philatelic Society

Chicago Philatelic Society

Come out and support philately in Chicago! Today, we are putting labels and stamps on the #Chicagopex2018 postcards. From 10am to 2pm, we are meeting at Mather's More Than a Cafe at 7134 W. Higgins Ave. Free parking is available behind Stamp King store across the street. The club is treating participants to lunch!

10/16/2018
Chicago Philatelic Society

Chicago Philatelic Society

Special treat at #Chicagopex2018 stamp show. Freaks and Errors film director Mark Cwiakala will do a Q&A after the free screening. Great chance to get inside scoop on the film!

10/16/2018
www.chicagopex.org

Our owner, Charles, spends much time coordinating the dealer bourse for #Chicagopex every year. Find out which dealers are attending the show here:http://www.chicagopex.org/pdf-documents/2018dealerslist.pdf

Don't miss it! Screening at #Chicagopex2018 stamp show at 11am on Sat. Nov. 17: Obsession, love, money & postage, Freaks...
10/13/2018
Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection | Documentary Film

Don't miss it! Screening at #Chicagopex2018 stamp show at 11am on Sat. Nov. 17: Obsession, love, money & postage, Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection, is a film that reveals the surprisingly huge, quietly eccentric and rapidly fading world of the stamp collector. The film follows a group of people that seem to have only one thing in common, the love of postage stamps. A closer look though, reveals a slew of oddly familiar traits that connect them to each other and uncovers the consuming influence that their hobby has had in defining most aspects of their personal and social lives. https://www.freaksanderrorsfilm.com/

'Freaks & Errors' is the first, feature-length documentary film about the world of stamp collecting.

#Chicagopex18 is coming up soon! Make sure to sign up for the APS On the Road course before the show. You do not need to...
09/05/2018
American Philatelic Society

#Chicagopex18 is coming up soon! Make sure to sign up for the APS On the Road course before the show. You do not need to be an APS member to attend. Title is Postal History of World War II in the Pacific Ocean. https://stamps.org/On-the-Road-Courses

The American Philatelic Society is excited to offer learning opportunities to serve the needs and interests of beginning to expert philatelists. Enroll today to learn new things and meet others who share the same passion.

The latest on our show in Canadian Stamp News!
08/31/2018
Canadian Stamp News

The latest on our show in Canadian Stamp News!

The Chicago Philatelic Society will present its annual philatelic exhibition, Chicagopex 2018, on Nov. 16-18 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, which is about a five-hour drive from the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ont.

We're pleased to announce the COMPEX website earned a Vermeil in the American Philatelic Society 2018 website competitio...
08/22/2018
APS 2018 Web Award Winners

We're pleased to announce the COMPEX website earned a Vermeil in the American Philatelic Society 2018 website competition. Kudos to our webmaster! http://blog.stamps.org/2018/08/22/aps-2018-web-award-winners/

The American Philatelic Society is pleased to announce the winners in this year’s Chapter and Affiliates Web Awards recognizing website excellence. A total of nine groups participated in this competition, which was ope

08/17/2018
Chicago Philatelic Society

Our owner Charles Berg serves as bourse chairman for this show. Feel free to ask him about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.

There's still time to sign up to exhibit at #Chicagopex2018. Please email our Exhibit Chairman Tim Wait at [email protected]. You can get the exhibiting prospectus and application at our website.http://www.chicagopex.org/pdf-documents/2018application.pdf

There's an APS On the Road one-day course on Nov. 15, just before Chicagopex. Topic is "Postal History of World War II i...
07/01/2018
American Philatelic Society

There's an APS On the Road one-day course on Nov. 15, just before Chicagopex. Topic is "Postal History of World War II in the Pacific Ocean" with Ken Lawrence. You don't have to be an APS member to attend. If you go, make sure to stay over the weekend for Chicagopex - over 70 dealers! https://stamps.org/On-the-Road-Courses

The American Philatelic Society is excited to offer learning opportunities to serve the needs and interests of beginning to expert philatelists. Enroll today to learn new things and meet others who share the same passion.

American Philatelic Society
07/01/2018

American Philatelic Society

Dig into your stamp collection and postal history on National Stamp Day!

Find and borrow the philatelic dictionary or encyclopedia to fit your collecting need from the American Philatelic Research Library
blog.stamplibrary.org

Need help identifying a stamp? Use our Quick ID service
stamps.org/Stamp-Identification

Learn the history of stamps and collectors, get a chronological overview of the postage stamp, and identify the different elements of a stamp
stamps.org/About-Stamps

We're still accepting orders for COMPEX show cachets (2018 and past years). Please contact the store for pricing and det...
06/08/2018

We're still accepting orders for COMPEX show cachets (2018 and past years). Please contact the store for pricing and details.

06/03/2018

Thanks to everyone who attended #COMPEX2018. Look forward to seeing you next year!

06/03/2018

3.5 hours left to shop at COMPEX bourse. 30+ dealers. 8001 W Belmont in River Grove.

North Shore Philatelic Society is meeting now in room 105 at COMPEX. 8001 W Belmont in River Grove.
06/03/2018

North Shore Philatelic Society is meeting now in room 105 at COMPEX. 8001 W Belmont in River Grove.

COMPEX bourse runs until 6pm tonight.
06/02/2018

COMPEX bourse runs until 6pm tonight.

GPS Chapter 5 is now meeting in room 105 at COMPEX. David Witkosky is speaking on Tag der Briefmarke.
06/02/2018

GPS Chapter 5 is now meeting in room 105 at COMPEX. David Witkosky is speaking on Tag der Briefmarke.

06/02/2018

COMPEX opens at 10am today. Lots of local clubs meeting this afternoon. Beginners booth. 30+ dealers. Special rate for APS membership through 2018. Free parking. Free admission. Join us! All are welcome. 8001 W Belmont in River Grove.

COMPEX dealers enjoyed a full room this morning!
06/01/2018

COMPEX dealers enjoyed a full room this morning!

It's just after 1pm - you have just under 5 hours left to visit COMPEX today!
06/01/2018

It's just after 1pm - you have just under 5 hours left to visit COMPEX today!

06/01/2018

COMPEX starts this morning at 10am. 8001 W. Belmont Ave. In River Grove. Free parking. Free admission. 30+ dealers. Youth area with free stamps. Hope to see you there!

Address

7139 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL
60656-1972

1 block from Harlem Exit off CTA Blue Line (near O'Hare Airport).

General information

Owner Charles Berg is Life and Dealer Member of the American Philatelic Society and an organizer of Chicago's 2 major annual stamp shows (COMPEX and CHICAGOPEX).

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(773) 775-2100

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Postal mail was the social media of the 20th century, but during times of war, changing borders and occupying forces shifted the dynamics by which international mail could operate. During the Holocaust, ghetto and concentration camp postal censorship and routing markings on envelopes, as well as multilingual stamps of nations and postmarks of cities, helped frame the stories behind how people kept in touch while incarcerated. Want to hear more? Dr. Justin Gordon will be sharing highlights from his area of expertise – Holocaust philately, the collection and study of postal letters – at @Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on January 5: https://bit.ly/38cLixM
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