Welcome to the Year of the Pig 2019 / ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ปีกุน 2562 [Updated Images 2019-01-05]

A new year brings many things — new hopes, new dreams, new goals, new resolutions, and much more. I had hoped to start 2019 (or 2562 by the Buddhist calendar used in Thailand) with a new stamp but it wasn’t to be. Thailand loves to issue stamps on dates when the post offices throughout most of the nation are closed. That is, except for Bangkok … Continue reading Welcome to the Year of the Pig 2019 / ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ปีกุน 2562 [Updated Images 2019-01-05]

King Bhumibol’s Stamp-Collecting Daughter — Thailand #3272 (2015)

On April 2, 1955, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit gave birth to their third child (and second daughter) at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok’s Dusit Palace. Born Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak (สิรินธรเทพรัตนสุดา กิติวัฒนาดุลโสภาคย์), her full ceremonial title is Somdech Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumari (สมเด็จพระเทพรัตนราชสุดา เจ้าฟ้ามหาจักรีสิรินธร รัฐสีมาคุณากรปิยชาติ สยามบรมราชกุมารี ), which was … Continue reading King Bhumibol’s Stamp-Collecting Daughter — Thailand #3272 (2015)