Welcome to my updated catalogue of Postcrossing-themed stamps, issued between 2011 and the present 2022. This covers mainly those stamps officially released by postal administrations around the world. There are also a number of personalized stamps on this topic, some official but most privately created as well as a large variety of pictorial cancellations and … Continue reading Postcrossing Topical Catalogue 2011-2022
TH-1073: Marine Creatures (Thailand-Malaysia Joint Issue)
Issue Number: TH-1073Issue Name: Thailand-Malaysia Joint IssueIssue Date: 2015-06-08Denomination: 3 baht (2 designs)Designer: Mr. Udorn NiyomthumPrinter: unk.Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colourQuantity of Stamps: 400,000 pieces per designSheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)Perforation: unk.Size: 30x40.5mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)Details: Adjacent Territorial Sea, Colorful Marine Creatures This is the first time that Thailand … Continue reading TH-1073: Marine Creatures (Thailand-Malaysia Joint Issue)
Philatelic Pursuits: January 2015
January was yet another philatelic-filled month and I added quite a few stamps to my various collections. Most were obtained online and I made two trips to the Phuket Philatelic Museum to buy new Thai stamps. I received a flurry of postcards at the start of the month but, alas, no further Christmas cards. I … Continue reading Philatelic Pursuits: January 2015
Sunday Salon for 31st July 2011 (#56)
This edition of Sunday Salon will be rather brief as I really did nothing worth writing about other than my mid-week visa run to Penang. I've been writing about that trip in installments, accompanied by photo galleries, but two out of the three segments thus far have only been published on the "local" version of … Continue reading Sunday Salon for 31st July 2011 (#56)
Penang Photos, Part 1: State Museum & St. George’s Church
Shortly after securing my lodgings Wednesday afternoon at NJ Books on Chulia Street, I headed off on a stroll of George Town's older districts just to the northwest of the main backpacker enclave. As I'd walked in this area on my previous two visits I was quite familiar with the local sites and had a … Continue reading Penang Photos, Part 1: State Museum & St. George’s Church
It’s Visa Run Time Again!
Well, I'm closing in on that 60-day limit again which means it's time for yet another visa run. As per the Penang Thai Consulate's interpretation of the rules, I can receive one last tourist visa there since I haven't done any 30-day extensions from within Thailand. As I understand it, this is the last of … Continue reading It’s Visa Run Time Again!
Anticlimactic Return to Stormy Phuket
I'm back in Phuket and it's been pouring rain since I returned to the province early Wednesday morning. My stay in Malaysia was fairly uneventful, my few accomplishments satisfying as I easily obtained my desired visa and had no hassles upon re-crossing the Thai border. I was unable to do much in the way of … Continue reading Anticlimactic Return to Stormy Phuket