News

Premanent Pictorial Cancellations of Tamil Nadu

List of Commemorative Stamps Issued in the Year 2013 by India Post.

India Post released the following Special Definitive Stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd Oct 2009

India Post released the following New 10th Definitive Series Stamps called 'Builders of Modern India'

National Events

SIPA Montly Meeting - Second Sunday of every Month at Anna Road Head Post Office, Anna Road, Chennai - 2 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

SIPA Philatelic Show - Every Saturday at Anna Road Philatelic Bureaue (Annex), Anna Road, Chennai - 2 form 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Life Time Achievement Award for Mr.G.Balakrishna Das and Mr.G.Amarchand of SIPA by Indo French Philatelic & Numismatic Association (IFPNA), Pondicherry.

FIFA 2014 - Philatelic Exhibition on Foot Ball at Anna Road Head Post Office - An article appeared in Dinamani News Paper.

International Events

List of International Philatelic Exhibitions

PHILAKOREA 2014 from 7th August to 12th August 2014 at Seoul / Korea (FIP Patronage)

MALAYSIA 2014 (Youth) from 1st December 2014 to 6th December 2014 at Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia (FIP Patronage)

LONDON 2015 from 13th May 2015 to 16th May 2015 at London / Great-Britain (FIP Recognition)

SINGAPORE 2015 from 14th August 2015 to 19th August 2015 at Singapore (FIP Patronage)

NEW YORK 2016 from 28th May 2016 to 4th June 2016 at New York / USA (FIP Patronage)

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Welcome

Philately is the King of Hobbies and Hobby of the Kings

Welcome to the Official Web Site of the South India Philatelists' Association.

Of all the spare time activities that people can engage in, none is more popular to people of all ages and in every walk of life than Stamp Collecting. Million of Men, Women and Children find recreation and satisfaction in the joys of Stamp Collecting. If you are not one of them you may not be acqainted with word "PHILATELIST".

The hobby of collecting stamps and postal materials is called Philately and the person who pursues the hobby is called a philatelist. Stamps are the windows of a nation, reflecting its heritage, culture, trade, history, flora, fauna, and the like. The pursuance of this universal hobby offers enjoyment, knowledge, friendship with people having similar interests in many parts of the world, and is a relaxing diversion. An album of stamps can therefore be a book of knowledge as well as a book of original reasearch. Hence, this hobby is aptly called as the "King Of Hobbies".

Here are some Good Reasons to be a Stamp Collector

"Stamp Collecting allows one to escape - to get away from all worries".

"It is an intriguing pass time".

"Each stamp acquisition and album space filled gives some measure of personal satisfaction".

"There is no limit to the depth and scope that this hobby offers".

Apart from this, Stamps are vehicles of knowledge for any age group. The educational value is limitless. Apart from educational value, philately is an exercise for artistic and creative abilities.

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