Monday, January 12, 2009

1993 Bangkok Exhibition

1993 Bangkok Exhibition

"1993 Bangkok Exhibition Overprint Stamp on Souvenir Cover"

Thailand, through my years of collecting covers, had pop out to be one of the few nation which did really well in promoting philately as hobbies among its people. This was well proved by the amount of international level philately exhibition that it had held. Thailand truly stand out among the crowd for being the country which hold tons of successful world exhibition, the most recent one being Bangkok'07 (please correct me if you think I am wrong).

Bangkok'93 was held from 1 to 10 October at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Pos Malaysia, as a postal service who participate in this event, issued a set overprint stamp and special cancellation for this event. However, no official souvenir covers issued. The cover you seen above was privately made by collectors.

The cover was designed by an elephant (wearing a vest with the letter "post"), the scared animal in the heart of Thailand people. No a really impressive design, especially it was mono-colored. However, due to minimal quantity being produced, this was still one of the rare collectors' fouvorite.

"1993 Bangkok World Philatelic Exhibition Cancellation"

The cover was affixed with the overprint stamp and cancelled with the exhibition cancellation. The cancellation was pretty classic but neat and nice.

The cover worth quite some money due to the quantity of the overprint stamp issued. It was still a highly sought after cover even until today.


lefung said...

Really special cover. I also never see those covers before.
Thanks a lots for the covers you sent. Do you need anything for the exchange? do let me know. Thanks.

kkkhor said...

Never see this cover before. Great showing here