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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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World Stamp Exhibition: Bangkok 28th November to 3rd December 2018

Information is still available on the website https://www.thailand2018.net/  As you would expect, there are a number of Thai philatelic entries in the competitions and it is hoped that the medals awarded will be shown soon.

The joint meeting of TPS and STP (Society for Thai Philately) that was scheduled for Friday 30th November was first cancelled then re-arranged for the Thursday. Apologies to those who missed it.

Another meeting will be scheduled for January 2019, probably to be held at SASA as usual. Watch out for further announcements.






New Definitive Stamps Announcement

A new series of definitive stamps bearing a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand was issued by Thailand Post on 28th July 2018. The design is traditional, with an oval vignette containing a likeness of the new King surrounded by scrollwork above and the value in the bottom corners. The higher values are printed in two colours, the lower values in a single colour.

The top two values, 50 and 100 Baht, have added security features consisting of metallic foil in the frame and the embossing of the King's head.

100 Baht 2018




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.