Philatelic museum gives an account of the development of postal service in Thailand. The museum showcases Thai and foreign stamps, harking back to 1881, when the first Thai stamps were made in London using woodblock prints. One can purchase stamps and accessories at reasonable prices. The museum exhibits the stamps marking significant events in Thai history.
More serious philatelists can visit the museum's library which has an
interesting collection of stamp books in Thai and foreign languages. The
library is well-stocked with collectors' journals, stamp bulletins and a
Stamp Collecting in Thailand
Stamp collecting is a popular hobby in Thailand and Philatelic Museum
is an essential stop for any stamp enthusiast traveling to Bangkok. Many
people have been inspired to collect stamp after visiting the Philatelic
Journey of the Museum
The museum was first set up in 1947. At that time the postal services
were under the Post and Telegraph Department. The museum was relocated
several times. Finally, the museum, which is now under Thailand Post
Company Ltd, was finally set up in Sam Sen Nai Post Office next to the
Saphan Kwai skytrain station. It found its final home in 2004.