This past Friday, Thailand Post announced — complete with design images — its first stamp for 2019 marking the Year of the Pig, due for release on January 1. This served as a reminder to me that it had been a while since I’d written about Thailand’s stamps released over the past few months. In fact, the last time I posted an article about Thai new issues was way back at the beginning of April!

Unfortunately, due to my work schedule, I haven’t been able to buy any stamps at the post office since mid-May (shortly after the issuance of the Thai-Turkish joint issue and they’d already sold out of the first day cover by that time!). Thus, most of the images in this article were sourced from eBay, Thailand Post, Siam Stamp Catalog, and the Facebook page of the Thailand Stamp Museum. My next day off that also is not a post office holiday won’t be until late December so I may just have to wait until the annual yearbook is released in February to obtain all of the stamps I’ve missed this year!

I won’t provide much commentary on the stamps in this article other than date of issue and a few other details. I have included the Thailand Post issue numbers for reference; it usually takes a few years (!) before I can track down Scott or Michel catalogue numbers….

1147 (May 12, 2018): 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Thailand and Turkey Commemorative Stamps

Two 3-baht stamps in sheets of 10 stamps
Design 1: Thai Boxing designed by Mr. Udorn Niyomthum (Thailand Post)
Design 2: Turkish oil wrestling, designed by Mr. Serdar Dokgöz (Turkish Post)
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand (offset lithography: 700,000 copies of each design






1146 (May 22, 2018): Important Buddhist Religious Day (Vesak Day) 2018 Postage Stamps

four 3-baht stamps in sheets of 10 stamps each
souvenir sheet of four stamps
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


1148 (May 31, 2018): Thailand and Romania Joint Issue Stamps

two 3-baht stamps in sheets of 16 stamps
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand



[no issue number assigned] (June 14, 2018): FIFA World Cup 2018 Self-Adhesive Booklet Stamps

booklet pane of five 3-baht stamps (booklet sold for 15 baht)
booklet pane of three 5-baht stamps (booklet sold for 45 baht)
No official Thailand Post first day covers sold for this issue, although unofficial FDCs were prepared.







25611 (July 28, 2018):  H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun Definitive Issue (King Rama X)

issue delayed from April 6
12 stamps — 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 50, and 100 baht; sheets of 20 stamps each
1 baht — blue
2 baht — red
3 baht — green
5 baht — brown
6 baht — violet
7 baht — rose
9 baht — yellow
10 baht — dark grey and orange
12 baht — dark blue and bluish green
15 baht — deep green and yellowish brown
50 baht — emerald green and violet foil stamping
100 baht — green and gold foil stamping
souvenir sheet of 12 stamps (sold for 250 baht)
Designed by Mr. Thaneth Ponchaiwong, using royal photo of H.M. the King
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


1151 (July 28, 2018): H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangun’s 66th Birthday Anniversary Commemorative Stamp

10-baht stamp in sheets of 10 stamps
Designed by Mr. Thaneth Pongchaiwong, using royal photo of H.M. the King
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand (offset lithography; 1,000,000 copies)


1152 (August 1, 2018): 60th Anniversary of Metropolitan Electricity Authority Commemorative Stamp

3-baht stamp in sheets of 10 stamps
Printed by Cartor Security Printing, France


1149 (August 4, 2018): 135th Anniversary of Thai Postal Services Commemorative Stamps

four 3-baht stamps in sheets of 10 stamps each
four post cards
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


[no issue number assigned] (August 4, 2018): 135th Anniversary of Thai Postal Services Personalized Stamp Sheet

twenty 3-baht definitive stamps with twenty labels
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


1154 (August 31, 2018): H.M. Queen Sirikit’s 86th Birthday Anniversary Commemorative Stamp

issued delayed from August 12
9-baht stamp in sheets of 10 stamps
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


1155 (October 9, 2018): World Post Day Commemorative Stamp

3-baht stamp in sheets of 10 stamps
Printed by Cartor Security Printing, France

Upcoming Issues (November 2018 – January 2019)

1157 (November 15, 2018): New Year 2019 Postage Stamps

four 3-baht and two 15-baht stamps in souvenir sheets of 6 stamps
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


1158 (November 27, 2018): 100th Anniversary of Thai Public Health Commemorative Stamp

one 3-baht stamp
[design not yet announced]


1159 (November 28, 2018): Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Stamps

five 3-baht stamps


1160 (November 28, 2018): Tourism Promotion Postage Stamps

four 3-baht stamps


1161 (December 3, 2018): Phra Achan Fan Acharo Postage Stamp

one 9-baht stamp


1162 (December 5, 2018): National Day 2018 Commemorative Stamp

one 5-baht stamp


1163 (January 1, 2019): Zodiac 2019 (Year of the Pig) Postage Stamp

one 3-baht stamp in sheets of 10 stamps
Designed by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Printed by Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

Note that there may be up to three additional releases for 2018 as we have not yet seen issue numbers 1150, 1153 and 1154. I also imagine there may be a few interesting items released in conjunction with the Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition which runs from November 28 until December 3. This past week, I was forced to make the sad decision not to attend the show (I really thought that this would be the year I could attend as previous shows were always in August). To compensate, I am starting to think about making a trip to Singapore early next year…

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