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.

International Events

List of International Philatelic Exhibitions

INDONESIA 2020 FIP World Stamp Exhibition from 5th November 2020 to 10th November 2020 at Jakarta / Indonesia (FIP Patronage and FIAP Auspices)

TAIPEI 2020 38th FIAP Asian International Stamp Exhibition October 2020 at Taipei / Chinese Taipei (FIAP Patronage)

CAPE TOWN 2021 FIP World Stamp Exhibition 17th Marah 2021 to 22nd March 2021 at Cape Town / South Africa (FIP Patronage and FIAP Auspices)

IBRA 2021 FIP World Stamp Exhibition 6th May 2021 to 9th May 2021 at Messe Essen / Germany (FIP Patronage)

PHILANIPPON 2021 FIP World Stamp Exhibition 2021 (FIP Patronage and FIAP Auspices)

LONDON 2022 FIP World Stamp Exhibition from 19th February 2022 to 26th February 2022 at London / United Kingdom (FIP Patronage)

MELBOURNE 2021 FIAP Stamp Exhibition from 8th September 2022 to 11th September 2022 (FIAP Patronage)



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Jan - Mar 2016 Apr - June 2016 July - Sep 2016 Oct - Dec 2016


Jan - Mar 2017 Apr - June 2017 July - Sep 2017 Oct - Dec 2017

News Letters

About the Author

The author, Prof. Dr. Vra. Saathappan, is a philatelist with 41 years of philatelic experience. He started collecting stamps with the guidance of his mother when he was eight years old and as on date has a rich collection of stamps in various themes. He has a specialised thematic collection on Stamps-Size, Shape and varieties, a study collection on Miniature Sheets, a personality collection on Sir Rowland Hill and many more. He also has a good collection of Indian postal stationeries.

He was instrumental in bringing out a Special Cover for the 60th Birthday Celebrations of His Holiness Arulthiru Adigalar of Melmaruvathur. This was the first special cover issued in Tamilnadu circle, in honour of a man who is alive. All special covers had been on a social celebrations or fairs and for personalities after their death only. In 2004 he was the convener and started a Hobby club at Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur.

We thank Prof. Dr. Vra. Saathappan for accepting to republish his weekly news letters in our web site, as additional information for our members.

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