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MILCOPEX 2014 HOME PAGE

September 19, 20, & 21, 2014

NEW LOCATION:

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 So. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI

 

 (zoomable map or driving directions).  The hotel is on South 13th Street, just south of College Avenue, just 8 minutes from the Milwaukee Airport.

 

MILCOPEX 2014 Show Theme:

200TH ANNIVERSARY OF

"THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"

Our National Anthem began life as the poem, "Defence of Fort M’Henry," written by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, in September, 1814, during and shortly after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. On September 20, 1814, both the Baltimore Patriot and The American published the song, with the note "Tune: Anacreon in Heaven," referencing a popular tune at the time.  Shortly afterwards, the poem was retitled as "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Attending Societies:

Military Postal History Society

Universal Ship Cancellation Society

 American Society of Polar Philatelists

Mobile Post Office Society

Wisconsin Postal History Society

 

MILCOPEX HOURS:

 

Friday, 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Free Parking

 

ADMISSION:  $2 per day; $5 for three days

Exceptions granted free admission:

Volunteers, including Committee Members

Milcopex Judges, Dealers & Exhibitors

Youth; Banquet Attendees

 

MILCOPEX Exhibits:

Milcopex 2014 gladly accepts exhibits of all types

Competitive National Level Exhibits

Exhibits are now closed

List of National Level Exhibits

Non-competitive 4or 8 page

"Letter S" Mini-Exhibits:

Information

Milcopex 2014 Show Hotel Information:

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

6401 So. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI

 

$99 for single or double plus 15.1% taxes

 

Reservations Office:  414-764-5300

Group name “Milcopex, Milwaukee Philatelic Society Inc.”

Deadline:  August 19, 2014

 

 

Future Society Conventions at Milcopex:

 

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2015 - Society for Czechoslovak Philately

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2016 - France & Colonies Philatelic Society

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2017 - Open - Contact us

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2018 - United States Stamp Society (formerly Bureau Issues Ass'n)

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2019 - Open - Contact us

 

 

 Milcopex Archives:

Milcopex 2012

Milcopex 2011

Milcopex 2010

Milcopex 2009

Milcopex 2008

Milcopex 2007

Milcopex 2006

Milcopex 2005

Palmares 2012:  PDF

Palmares 2011:  PDF

Palmares 2010:  PDF

Palmares 2009:  PDF

Palmares 2008:  PDF

Milcopex 2008 Photographs

Milcopex 2010 Photographs

FLOOR LAYOUT (PDF)

The show also will feature:

DEALER BOURSE:

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A bourse with up to 40 dealers (Updated 9/1/14) from at least 10 different states.  Dealer Information and Application available here (PDF).  Contact Bourse Chairman Michael C. Mules by e-mail

 

STAMP EXHIBITS:

 

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More than 2000 pages of competitive, national level exhibits (list updated 8/21/14) judged by APS accredited judges   The exhibits are now closed.  The Prospectus and Application are available here for interested exhibitors. (Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader - Download it here if you need it), or contact Robert Henak by e-mail or at P.O. Box 170832, Milwaukee, WI 53217-0832. 

 
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Grand and Reserve Grand Awards

 

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Awards for Most Popular Exhibit and Best Single Frame Exhibit

 

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Non-competitive Mini-exhibits relating to the letter S: 4 and 8 page exhibits (added 9/16/14) designed both to introduce novice exhibitors to the pleasures of exhibiting and to give experienced exhibitors a forum for displaying subjects too limited for even a single-frame exhibit.  No Frame Fees!  Limited to two exhibits per exhibitor.  Information here.  Non-competitive  Prospectus and Application.

 

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES:

 

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United States Postal Station

 
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Youth Activities Area

 

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AAPE Seminar and Judge's Feedback Forum (a/k/a Judge's Critique)   This year's judges

 

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 Philatelic Educational Programs and Show Schedule (Added 8/21/14).

 
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Awards Banquet Saturday Evening Reservation Form (Added 7/7/14).

 

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Theme-related Show cachets (added 9/16/14) and cancels (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 cachets and cancels are still available)

 

As an American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately show, the MILCOPEX Grand Award winner is eligible for the annual "Champion of Champions" competition at Stampshow. However, you need not have championship level material to enjoy the benefits of exhibiting. The act of assembling your material into an exhibit allows you to view your collection in a new way. Also, the judge's critique, to be held on the afternoon of September 20, will provide you with suggestions and insights that can help expand the boundaries of your collection. You may even win an award!

If you have any other questions about MILCOPEX, please feel free to contact Rob Henak.  Or if you prefer the old-fashioned method, address your letters to:

Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 170832
Milwaukee, WI 53217-0832

This year's Show Committee (updated 8/21/14)

This page is maintained by Rob Henak, a rank novice at web design. If you have comments or suggestions about these pages, please send him an e-mail message. It was originally created with the help of his daughter Danielle Henak.

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