Philatelic Pursuits: February and March 2015

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Following more than a month of working at a school on an small island just to the east of Phuket Town, I am finally able to pursue a few of my favorite free-time activities.  One of those is writing for this blog (which suffered greatly with student assessments and a week-long English camp at the end of the school term).  Another is, of course, working on my stamp collection.. 

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TH-1066: 200th Anniversary of Pathumthani

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Issue Number: TH-1066
Issue Name:  200th Anniversary of Pathumthani Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-04-03
Denomination: 3 baht
Designer: unk.
Printer: unk.
Printing Process: unk.
Quantity of Stamps: unk.
Sheet Composition: unk.
Perforation: unk.
Size: unk. (Measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: unk.

©2015 Thailand Post


TH-1065: Thai Heritage Conservation Day

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Issue Number: TH-1065
Issue Name:  Thai Heritage Conservation Day 2015 Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-04-02
Denomination: 3 baht (8 designs)
Designer: unk.
Printer: unk.
Printing Process: unk.
Quantity of Stamps: unk.
Sheet Composition: unk.
Perforation: unk.
Size: unk. (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: unk.

©2015 Thailand Post


TH-1064: HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn 60th Birthday

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Issue Number: TH-1064
Issue Name:  The Celebrations of the Auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-04-02
Denomination: 5 baht
Designer: unk.
Printer: unk.
Printing Process: unk.
Quantity of Stamps: unk.
Sheet Composition: unk.
Perforation: unk.
Size: unk. (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: unk.

©2015 Thailand Post


TH-1063: Red Cross 2015

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Issue Number: TH-1063
Issue Name: Red Cross 2015 Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-03-30
Denomination: 3 baht
Designer: Mrs. Parichart Thatsanatheb (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)
Printer: n/a
Printing Process: Lithography, multi-color
Quantity of Stamps: 800,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet
Perforation: unk.
Size: 30 x 48mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: Celebration of the 60th Birthday Anniversary of the Patron, Director of Thai Red Cross

This year , Thai Red Cross commemorative stamp represents the royal portrait of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Red Cross uniform. She has been appointed by H.M. The King to be the patron, Director of Thai Red Cross since 1977 when she was 22 years old. She has closely supervised and developed activities of Thai Red Cross to ensure prompt support for people who suffer from accidents. She has contributed herself to activities with determination, visiting victims of environmental disasters. She sacrifices a lot to contribute to Thai Red Cross Society until now. The stamp depicts the Princess’s royal portrait wearing Thai Red Cross Society uniform.

©2015 Thailand Post


Friday Photos #9: Old Town Festival

Photo ©2015 by Phuket News

My favorite local celebration is the Phuket Old Town Festival, now in it’s 16th year.  Held annually immediately following Chinese New Year, it’s three days of blocked-off streets, massive crowds, all manner of performances – cultural and musical – booths selling many different souvenirs and articles of clothing, and an endless variety of delicious food.  There is so much to see and do that I never fail to attend all three nights.  This year was a bit odd as the festivities began (with a massive parade) on a Thursday so as not to disturb the popular Sunday-evening Walking Street.

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