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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)

Serving Philately for the past Sixty Years

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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