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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

1 solot blue 1883

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on Friday 1st October 2021 using Zoom. Six members attended, two of them from Thailand. After dealing with the main business we were treated to two fine displays of the King Ananda Mahidol - Bang Pa-In issue and the Rising P locals. This was followed by a chat about some of the latest research topics to have taken our interest.

The Thai Times

Our journal was entered at the PhilaNippon 2021 exhibition in Tokyo, Japan and it won a Vermeil award. This is the first time The Thai Times has won an international award. Many thanks to all those who made it possible. Here is the medal we won ................

                  Vermeil Medal

Recently Published Works about Thai Philately

Michel Houde's study on the Postal History of the British Consulate Post Office at Bangkok has been published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust. It is available to order from their website at a price of 38 - see

Dr Prakob Chirakiti has an article in the latest London Philatelist (the journal of the Royal Philatelic scoiety, London) about the local issues of Bangkok. This includes the Rising P issues of 1876 and the Rajakumar (Royal Children) issue of 1893.

Dr Michael Waugh has had an article in Gibbons Stamp Monthly concerning the Postal History of Penang, which has some Thai connections. The article was split over the September and October editions.

Membership Subscriptions

If you wish to join, or re-join, please contact the Secretary.