Queen Suthida of Thailand

With the corornation of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn (วชิราลงกรณ) — reigning title Phrabat Somdet Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระวชิรเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว) or King Rama X — on May 4, 2019, the Kingdom of Thailand also gained a new queen, Her Majesty Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana ( สุทิดา พัชรสุธาพิมลลักษณ). She was born Suthida Tidjai (สุทิดา ติดใจ) on June 3, 1978, in Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand. A Thai of … Continue reading Queen Suthida of Thailand

National Stamp Collecting Month: Cinderellas, Seals, Fantasies & the Craziness of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival

Stamp collectors collect (or accumulate) all manner of postally-related objects, not all of which were intended for the delivery of mail. Long considered “album weeds”, cinderella stamps saw their peak popularity in the 1930s and 1940s and remain an interesting sideline to philately. The term is a very broad one, covering all manner of items intended to have the appearance of a stamp but not … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Cinderellas, Seals, Fantasies & the Craziness of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival

Principality of Sealand

It has been a long time since I added a new “stamp issuers” article on ASAD as most of my recent collecting activities have revolved around adding to existing collections. A recent acquistion, however, included a large number of stamps from the Geneva and Vienna offices of the United Nations (both of which will feature in their own “issuers” articles in the near future) as … Continue reading Principality of Sealand

Calf Of Man - Rosen #CA33 (1966)

Calf of Man – Rosen #CA33 (1966)

Philately is an endlessly fascinating field; through this hobby of collecting stamps, I am constantly learning new and interesting things. When I started the “A Stamp A Day” blog at the beginning of July 2016. I sought to highlight the people, events, objects, and places portrayed on selected stamps in my own general worldwide collection. This has been organized mainly by the entity (not always … Continue reading Calf of Man – Rosen #CA33 (1966)

Isle of Jethou B&F #10 (1961)

Isle of Jethou B&F #10 (1961)

The Isle of Jethou lies somewhat centrally in the Channel Islands three miles east of Guernsey and 500 yards south of Herm Island. Unlike the largely autonomous islands of Sark and Alderney within the Bailiwick, Jethou is administered entirely by the States of Guernsey, and elects members to the States of Deliberation as part of the St. Peter Port South electoral district. The island of Jethou … Continue reading Isle of Jethou B&F #10 (1961)