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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.

SIPA article published in The Hindu dated 29.11.2016 about our just concluded Diamond Jublee Philatelic Exhibition.

International Events

List of International Philatelic Exhibitions

CHINA 2016 from 2nd to 6th December 2016 at Nanning / China (FIP Recognition)

MELBOURNE 2017 from 30th March to 2nd April 2017 at Melbourne / Australia (FIP Recognition)

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

BANDUNG 2017 from 3rd to 7th August 2017 at Bandung / Indonesia (FIP Patronage)

BRASILIA 2017 from 24th to 29th October 2017 at Brasilia / Brazil (FIP Patronage)

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TANAPEX 2017 to be held in Chennai from 5th to 8th January 2017

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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