INDIPEX 2011 World Philatelic Exhibition is to held from 12th to 18th February, 2011, at New Delhi, India.
It is being organized by India Posts, Government of India, in association with the Philatelic Congress of India.
The Federation International Philatelic (FIP) is extending its patronage, and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) its auspices, for conduct of the Exhibition.
INDIPEX 2011 World Philatelic Exhibition
The first of such international philatelic exhibitions in India was organized in a small way in 1954 as part of the centenary celebrations of the Indian postage stamp.
This was followed by INDIPEX-73 International Philatelic Exhibition held in New Delhi from 14 to 23 November 1973.
The first Asian International Philatelic Exhibition was held at Bangalore in 1977.
In 1980 the Department of Posts and the Philatelic Congress of India jointly hosted INDIA-80 International Stamp Exhibition at New Delhi from 25 January to 3 February.
This was followed by INDIA-89 World Philatelic Exhibition held at Pragati Maidan Complex at New Delhi from 20 to 29 January, 1989.
INDEPEX-97 was also organized at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, and was significant in that it commemorated fifty years of the country’s independence.
This was followed by INDEPEX ASIANA-2000, the second Asian International Philatelic Exhibition hosted by India, which was held at Calcutta (now Kolkata) and celebrated 50 years of the Republic of India, and the New Millennium.
INDIPEX 2011 is being organized in Hall Numbers 8, 9, 10 & 11 of the prestigious and sprawling Pragati Maidan Exhibition Complex Located in the heart of India’s capital, New Delhi.
This exhibition aims to bring the international philatelic community together to celebrate philately, and will provide a unique platform for interaction between all the philatelic stake-holders, viz. the collectors, the dealers, the philatelic journalists and publishers, the designers and security printers, and the postal administrations who issue stamps and stationery.
There will also be a celebration of the centenary of the first official airmail flight which took place in India between Allahabad and Naini on 18th February 1911.
And, by showcasing the best philatelic collections, INDIPEX 2011 looks to attract many newcomers to explore the fascinating world of philately.
For more details visit: www.indipex2011.com