The Coronation of King Bhumibol — Thailand #1666a (1996)

One of my favorite stamps portraying His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is Scott #1666a which is titled “Royal Progress by Land”. The king is pictured riding upon a sedan chair borne by royal dignitaries during his coronation on May 5, 1950. The hat His Majesty is wearing in the image reminds me somewhat of a cowboy hat (although this one is … Continue reading The Coronation of King Bhumibol — Thailand #1666a (1996)

Fiji #145 (1953)

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon took place on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive … Continue reading The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II