The Bangkok Philatelic Museum will captivate anyone with an interest in stamps and issues relating to them. Although it is not of great size this meticulously maintained museum features an array of interesting exhibits. Run and maintained by the Post Office of Thailand this appealing institution will enthral anyone with even a passing interest in the popular hobby of stamp collecting. In fact Thai stamps are noted for their attractive appearance and this museum displays some of the finest specimens the country has produced.
Even from a distance you will notice the collection of conspicuous red mailboxes placed outside the main entrance. Although the museum does contain many interesting stamps from around the world, there is no doubt that its strong point is its wide-ranging collection of Thai stamps. This collection features highlights from the entire history of Thai stamp issuing, from the 19th century to the present day.
You will find many interesting exhibits at this institution, including the prized ‘first day of issue covers’. The visitor will also notice specimens featuring different members of the royal family of Thailand, including those depicting the work done by the present monarch King Bhumibol for the people of the country. There are also other specimens with royal themes, such as one relating to the monarch when he was a Buddhist monk.
The visitor will also notice all kinds of artefacts relating to mail services such as mail weighing scales from an earlier time, quaintly charming tiny old-style mailboxes and other displays. Not to be missed is the comprehensive assortment of memorabilia, such as miniature mailboxes, models of delivery vans and books of stamps; all of these items are available for sale, at very reasonable prices.
The museum also features a library which will be fascinating if you are a committed stamp collector. In it you will find a wide-ranging array of books on this subject from across the globe. With so much to admire and investigate a visit to this establishment will never be dull.
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