14 November 2016
INDIPEX 2011, World Philatelic Exhibition 12.2.2011
India Post organized INDIPEX 2011, World Philatelic Exhibition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 12th to 18th February, 2011. The exhibition is being organized in collaboration with the Philatelic Congress of India under the auspices of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately. India first held such an exhibition in 1954 and the last one in 1997. This is the sixth time that such an exhibition is being held in India. INDIPEX 2011 was inaugurated by the President of India.
The aim of the exhibition is to promote philately and provide a forum for interaction between philatelic stakeholder’s viz. collectors, dealers, stamp designers and printers and postal administrations. The exhibition will showcase some of the best collection of stamps, stationary and philatelic literature from all over the world in different categories. There are 595 collectors from 70 countries who will be participating in the exhibition apart from 28 philatelic dealers and 31 postal administrations.
INDIPEX 2011 marks the centenary of the world’s first airmail flight. To commemorate the occasion, India Post will issue a set of stamps on 12th February 2011. The Indian Airforce will operate a special flight on 12th February 2011 between Allahabad and Naini and carry First Day Covers with the commemorative stamps and a special postmark recording re-enactment of this historic flight. These stamps and covers with the special postmark will be much sought after by collectors and will be available at the exhibition.