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.

International Events

List of International Philatelic Exhibitions

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

PHILATAIPEI 2016 from 21st to 26th October 2016 at Taipei / Taiwan (FIP Patronage)

FINLANDIA 2017 from 24th to 28th May 2017 at Tampere / Finland (FIP Patronage)

Serving Philately for the past Fifty Years


TANAPEX 2016 to be held in Chennai from 22nd to 25th January 2016

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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