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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