To mark its 140th anniversary, Thailand Post is holding "POSTiverse, 140 Years Of Thailand Post And International Postal Stamp Exhibition 2023" at the Grand Postal Building on Charoen Krung Road, starting today until Sunday, daily from 10am to 10pm.
The week-long event presents a universe of memories, the present and future of Thailand Post, with a line-up of interesting activities for philatelists and people of all ages.
They include "The Collector Princess Exhibition" which showcases a private postage stamp collection of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn alongside her rarely-seen personal belongings; and "POST Gallery" which recounts the history of Thailand Post and its stories over the past 140 years through photos.
This is also a chance to witness postage stamps by collectors from 60 countries and some of the rarest and most expensive stamps in the world.
Highlights include the only surviving 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp worth more than 300 million baht, and the Japan 1871 500mon Center Inverted which is hailed as the most valuable stamp in Asia, worth 200 million baht.
The Japan 1871 500mon Center Inverted stamp.
Available for purchase are special merchandise such as commemorative stamps designed by internationally-renowned Thai artists and 14 collections of limited edition art toys inspired by the motifs of stamps and the stories of Thailand Post.
They are designed by new generation artists including A Little Monster Story, Ake Studio, Godswork Studio, Huuyaow, Korn Doll, Moon Day, Mossy Janny, NSP by Champ The Traveller, Tanimallittle Gods Studio, TAR 88TGU, Tom Moai, Ton Tabun and Warrrrrr Studio.
Visitors are also invited to hunt for a stamp at 14 highlight spots; design and write a postcard to their future selves in the "Dear Future Me" activity; and enjoy the cloth bag painting and flower arrangement workshops.
There will be live music by university students and a mini concert by Serious Bacon, Fellow Fellow and The Stumbling Swingout. More than 40 eateries and food trucks will be there to serve their delicious dishes.
There is no admission fee. Visit facebook.com/thailandpost.co.th.
Art toy by A Little Monster Story.