Bangkok Post reviews
Stamp of approval
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: July 31, 2013 at 8:16 am
Stamp collectors are looking forward to their biggest event of the year _ "Thailand 2013, World Stamp Exhibition". Hosted by Thailand Post Co Ltd, the event will be held from Friday until Aug 14 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon shopping centre.
The exhibition is organised under the patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The Princess has graciously allowed the showcase to exclusively exhibit her personal collections under one main theme "Art and Happiness", including stamp collections concerning art heritage among different and colourful branches of the arts.
"The remarkable highlights are 'Royal Arts Gallery' presenting His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's talents on arts and cultures," said Anusra Chittmittrapap, president of Thailand Post and chairman of the 2013 organising committee.
"The showcase features three series of commemorative stamps including folk Thai arts, traditional Thai arts and contemporary Thai arts, as well as all masterpieces from the winners of Thai crafts competition for the year 2013-14."
There will be demonstrations and commercial booths featuring traditional Thai crafts from The Royal Craftsmen College and Royal Vocational Skills College for women, and the Royal Goldsmith and folk craftsmen are also included.
Regarding the philatelic items, some of the world's rarest stamps will be on show, plus there will be a competition of more than 2,500 frames from philatelists all over the world. Stamps and collectibles will be available at commercial booths from local and foreign traders. On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Thai postal services and the first Thai postage stamp, exhibits presenting postal history will be presented along with exhibits and booths of Asean member countries.
Workshops and other shows are also available during the 13-day event.
For more information, call 02-831-3856, 02-831-3853, or 02-831-3856, or visit the exhibition's website at www.thailand2013.com