October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Since 1981, the month of October has been celebrated as National Stamp Collecting Month in the United States and Canada. November is National Stamp Collecting Month in the Philippines. I began collecting stamps around the age of nine years old; counting a few breaks for other pursuits (girls, music, travel to name but three), I estimate that I have been involved in the hobby for … Continue reading October is National Stamp Collecting Month

TH-1073: Marine Creatures (Thailand-Malaysia Joint Issue)

Issue Number: TH-1073Issue Name:  Thailand-Malaysia Joint IssueIssue Date: 2015-06-08Denomination: 3 baht (2 designs)Designer: Mr. Udorn NiyomthumPrinter: unk.Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colourQuantity of Stamps: 400,000 pieces per designSheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)Perforation: unk.Size: 30×40.5mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: Adjacent Territorial Sea, Colorful Marine Creatures This is the first time that Thailand and Malaysia postal administrations jointly issue stamp to strengthen a … Continue reading TH-1073: Marine Creatures (Thailand-Malaysia Joint Issue)

Phuket’s Stamp Museum

20060818-105109Phuket Town is fortunate to have a wide variety of museums and more on the way.  Having been a stamp collector for much of my life, I’m very happy to live a pleasant ten-minute walk from one of Thailand’s eight philatelic museums. The other seven are located in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Sawan, Hat Yai, and behind the Samsen Nai post office in Bangkok. The postal counter in the Phuket museum is my only source of Thai new issues aside from the occasional order placed online.

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TH-1072: Princess Prem Purachatra

Issue Number: TH-1071Issue Name:  Princess Prem Purachatra Eminent Personality of the World 100th Birthday AnniversaryIssue Date: 2015-06-07Denomination: 3 bahtDesigner: Ms. Mayurea NarknisornPrinter: unk.Printing Process: Lithography multi-colourQuantity of Stamps: 500,000 piecesSheet Composition: 10 stampsPerforation: unk.Size: 30x48mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: One of Global Outstanding Female Leaders Spouse of Prince Prem Burachat, Princess Ngamjit Burachat has substantially contributed to the country. She is the … Continue reading TH-1072: Princess Prem Purachatra

TH-1071: Vesak Bucha Day 2015

Issue Number: TH-1071Issue Name:  Important Buddhist Religious Day (Vesak Day) Postage StampIssue Date: 2015-06-01Denomination: 5 baht (3 designs)Designer: Mrs. Veena ChantanatatPrinter: unk.Printing Process: unk.Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per designSheet Composition: 10 stampsSouvenir Sheet: 30 bahtPerforation: unk.Size: 36x51mm (Horizontal – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: Thailand’s Respectable Buddha Image Vesak Day on the full moon day of the 6th lunar month is the important day … Continue reading TH-1071: Vesak Bucha Day 2015

TH-1069: International Telecommunication Union

Issue Number: TH-1069Issue Name:  150th Anniversary of the ITU Commemorative StampIssue Date: 2015-05-17Denomination: 3 bahtDesigner: Mr. Taneth PonchaiwongPrinter: unk.Printing Process: Lithography multi-colourQuantity of Stamps: 500,000 piecesSheet Composition: 10 stampsPerforation: unk.Size: 48x30mm (Horizontal – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: Connect the World with Advanced Technology Established in 1865, International Telecommunication Union or ITU is one of the organizations with long history and specialized agency of United … Continue reading TH-1069: International Telecommunication Union

TH-1068: Thailand-DPR Korea Relations

Issue Number: TH-1068Issue Name:  40th Anniversary of Thailand-DPR Korea Diplomatic RelationsIssue Date: 2015-05-08Denomination: 3 baht (2 designs)Designer: Mr. Taneth PorchaiwongPrinter: unk.Printing Process: Lithography multi-colourQuantity of Stamps: 400,000 pieces per designSheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)Perforation: unk.Size: 40.5x30mm (Horizontal – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: Friendship Beyond Imagination Relationship of Thailand and DPR Korea was informally initiated in 1972 with the main focuses on … Continue reading TH-1068: Thailand-DPR Korea Relations

Philatelic Pursuits: April 2015

Thailand011-rsAnother month gone and this one went by very quickly indeed!  I was on holiday for much of April due to the Thai New Year (Songkran) occurring mid-month and my language school students canceled most of their lessons in order to enjoy the nationwide bout of laziness.  Even my local postman took a couple of weeks of vacation during which we had no home mail delivery as Thailand Post has severe manpower shortages; upon his return, I received a HUGE stack of mail with plenty of new stamps to add to my collection.

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TH-1066: 200th Anniversary of Pathumthani

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 Continue reading TH-1066: 200th Anniversary of Pathumthani