The Borneo Elephant and Mahout

Elephants are one of the most popular animals to be portrayed on stamps and have been featured twice on A Stamp A Day in articles about Laos and Thailand, both of the Asian variety. Today’s entry describes a subspecies of the Asian elephant as well as the traditional handler, called a mahout, both pictured on a 1909 stamp issued for the British protectorate state of … Continue reading The Borneo Elephant and Mahout

Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)

This is my first new stamp issuer profile since I wrote about Zululand in mid-February. Amazingly enough, In just added my first stamps from Laos to my “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” collection. The purchase of the 1958 set of elephant stamps was prompted when I was doing research on a French stamp last month and discovered that the engraver — Jean Pheulpin —  had won the Grand … Continue reading Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)