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We are a society based in the United Kingdom, but with members world-wide, who collect the stamps and postal history of Thailand.

We provide:-
  • A journal published three-times a year in English
  • A library of over 500 books, articles, magazines, etc.
  • An exchange packet (currently only for UK members)
  • Meetings in London, the provinces and Bangkok
  • Help and advice to collectors

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Meeting in Bangkok

A fairly informal joint meeting with STP was held in Bangkok on 28th January. Nine attended and caught up with the news and the projects that they had been pursuing. Bangkok will be the venue for the World Stamp Exhibition in November/December; there is a website that is gradually growing as information becomes available.

New Definitive Stamps Announcement

A new series of definitive stamps bearing a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has been announced by Thailand Post. The date of issue has been changed to 28th July 2018, King Vajiralongkorn's birthday. The design appears traditional, with an oval vignette containing a likeness of the new King surrounded by scrollwork above and the value in the bottom corners. As in previous issues, the higher values will be printed in two colours, the lower values in a single colour.

British Library London - Public Display from the Row Collection

To mark the passing of King Bhumipol and the forthcoming coronation of Prince Vajiralongkorn, the British Library has mounted a number of sheets from the Row Collection of Siam into the public display panels. It is also almost one hundred years since the Row Collection was given to the British Museum.

The exhibition includes some early rarities, including the very first issues of Thailand.

It is worth noting that serious researchers may, by appointment, see many more items from the Row, Tapling, De La Rue and UPU collections, to name but a few.

Updated Publication - The Definitive Stamps of King Bhumipol Adulyadej

The society has printed issue 3 of Derek Bingham's work on the details of these stamps. The price is 20 plus P&P. Please contact the Publications Secretary, Jonathan Manning if you wish to buy a copy.