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-1062: Chinese New Year 2015

Issue Number:  TH-1062Issue Name:  Chinese New Year 2015 Postage StampsIssue Date:  2015-02-09Denomination:  5 baht (2 designs)Designer: Mr. Udorn Niyornthum (Thailand Post Company Ltd.)Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, ThailandPrinting Process:  Lithography, multi-colorQuantity of Stamps:  700,000 pieces per designSheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)Perforation:  unk.Size:  30 x 40.5mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)Details:  “Golden Orange, Red Envelope”: The Fortune of … Continue reading TH-1062: Chinese New Year 2015

TH-1061: Symbol Of Love

Issue Number:  TH-1061Issue Name:  Symbol Of Love Postage StampIssue Date:  2015-02-09Denomination:  5 bahtDesigner: Miss Euamporn Supharoekchai (Thailand Post Company Ltd.)Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, ThailandPrinting Process:  Lithography, multi-colorQuantity of Stamps:  700,000 piecesSheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheetPerforation:  unk.Size:  31 x 31mm (measured from perforation to perforation)Details:  “Love” The Meaningful Feeling of Relationship February is full of happiness, showing love and care to … Continue reading TH-1061: Symbol Of Love

TH-1060: 72nd Anniversary of Kasetsart University

Issue Number:  TH-1060 Issue Name:  72nd Anniversary of Kasetsart University Commemorative Stamp Issue Date:  2015-02-02 Denomination:  3 baht Designer: Mr. Pisit Prasitthanadoon (Thailand Post Company Ltd.) Printer:  Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand Printing Process:  Lithography, multi-colored Quantity of Stamps:  500,000 pieces Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet Perforation:  unk. Size:  48 x 30 mm (horizontal – measured from perforation to perforation) Details:  Kasetsart, … Continue reading TH-1060: 72nd Anniversary of Kasetsart University

TH-1059: National Children’s Day

Issue Number:  TH-1059 Issue Name:  National Children’s Day 2015 Commemorative Stamps Issue Date:  2015-01-10 Denomination:  3 baht (5 designs) Designer: Mr. Thaneth Ponchalwong (Thailand Post Company Ltd.) Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited Printing Process:  Lithography, multi-colored Quantity of Stamps:  700,000 per design Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different designs – 2 sets) Perforation:  14.75 x 14 Size:  48 x 30 mm … Continue reading TH-1059: National Children’s Day

Thailand’s Stamps for 2015

TH2015-1058STAs I write this on January 1st, the first of Thailand’s stamp issues for 2015 is scheduled for release.  It is a public holiday and the local post office is closed so I will attempt to purchase my copies of the stamp and first day cover tomorrow.  This first issue, 1058 in Thailand Post’s numbering scheme, is the annual Chinese zodiac issue for the Year of the Goat in a completely new design as the previous twelve releases in this series.  One of the things I love about collecting Thai new issues is the low face value – most stamps are either three or five baht so an entire sheet of ten or twenty can be purchased for less than US $2.00.  A full set of single stamps and first day covers for the entire year will run less than $50, judging on what has been announced so far.

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