SIPEX\’11 – Philatelic Exhibition from 7th to 9th October 2011 will be organised by South India Philatelists\’ Association at LITE Air conditioned Hall, 17 Balfour Road, Kilpauk, Chennai.
South India Philatelists\’ Association popularly known as \”SIPA\” is a non – profit body, with its main objectives to promote philately, create an awareness of the hobby among people from all walks of life and do further research in philately. \’SIPA\’ was started on 30th December 1956, by five keen enthusiastic stamp collectors, who felt the need for a stamp collector\’s club in the city of Madras. Through the most valuable services rendered by the past and present SIPA\’s office bearers, the Association has emerged today as an important philatelic body in South India, guiding innumerable collectors in this hobby. It is one of the founder members of the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) and has very good reputation as one of the most respected philatelic societies doing pioneering work for the promotion of philately.
SIPA was organised various philatelic Exhibitions in its 55 years of philately history and released a set of 4 each Special Covers on its Silver Jubilee Celebration during 1981 and Golden Jubilee Celebration during 2006. During 1995 an Ecopex Exhibition conducted and a set of 5 Special covers were released.