For Beginners and New Collectors
The issues dated August and December 2017 are complete and publication is due soon. Preparation of the April and August 2018 issues is under way - sorry for the delay. More articles are still needed for future issues - please contact the editor, Jonathan Manning.
RPSL Standing Exhibit (Siam to 1942) by Michael Waugh
TPS and RPSL member Michael Waugh provided a 106-page standing exhibit that was shown at the Royal Philatelic Society in May 2015. It has been re-formatted and placed in the Members' Pages of this website.
The Row Collection of Siam - Exhibition at the British Library
R. W. H. Row was a pioneer and one of the greats in Thai philately. He died in February 1919 and his collection was bequeathed to the British Museum, now transferred to the British Library in London. Up to now it has only been available for inspection by appointment.
The British Library staff have worked hard to put up a public display of many of the early and important items. This is available for viewing at any time the British Library is normally open until 11 October 2020. It is in case 9, slides 33-50 of the philatelic display on the upper ground floor at St Pancras.
More information can be found on the British Library blog at http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2017/05/pushing-the-envelope-siams-stunning-stamps.html
The TPS will be involved with the anniversary celebration. A PDF version of Row's "The Adhesive Postage Stamps of Siam" is available from the Members' Pages of this website.
The 2019 AGM will be held in London in the Autumn. Members with ideas for the future of the Society are welcome to attend, bring some items from their collections to share, and to put forward motions for debate.
The membership subscription rates will need to be considered owing to various factors, including increases in postal rates from the UK and movements in foreign exchange rates.