King Bhumibol, Jazz Musician — Thailand #1781 (1997)

On December 5, 1997, on the occasion of the 70th birthday of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, the Communications Authority of Thailand released a set of seven stamps highlighting some of the many private life activities and accomplishments of the king (Scott #1781-1787). These were printed using the photogravure process by Helio Courvoisier S.A. of Switzerland on granite paper, perforated 11½, … Continue reading King Bhumibol, Jazz Musician — Thailand #1781 (1997)

Brother Ray, The Genius

On September 23, 1930, Ray Charles Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia, in the United States. Known professionally as Ray Charles, he lost his sight at the age of seven but would go on to pioneer the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records. He also contributed to … Continue reading Brother Ray, The Genius

United States #1322 (1967)

Mary Cassatt “The Boating Party”

Did anybody ever tell you that you look a little like Mary Cassatt a mother and a child arranged, estranged a mere brush stroke apart while underneath your varnish hides an unpossessible soul you remind me of someone I don’t know who somebody who’s so hard to know —”You Remind Me of Someone” (lyrics ©1994 by Bob Walkenhorst; from The Rainmakers album Flirting With The Universe (Mercury Records, … Continue reading Mary Cassatt “The Boating Party”