Thailand will host the World Philatelic Exhibition THAILAND 2013 – World Stamp Exhibition from 2-14 August, 2013, on the 130th anniversary of the launch of Thailand’s postal service and the issue of the country’s very first postage stamp.
Thailand has hosted the event three times in the past- once every 10 years – in 1983, 1993, 2003 – as well as hosting the World Youth Stamp Exhibition in 1999. Some 100,000 visitors are expected to join the World Philatelic Exhibition in 2013 after a series of three successful world-class stamp events were hosted by Thailand in the past.
THAILAND 2013 – World Stamp Exhibition in collaboration with the Philatelic Association of Thailand, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and with sponsorship from TCEB. The event will commemorate the 130th anniversary Thai postage stamps and the establishment of Thai postal service. It is also a good opportunity to raise public awareness about stamp collecting.
Thailand 2013 – World Stamp Exhibition is sure to be a big pool of growing opportunities for exhibitors to showcase unique postage stamp collections and other rare and valuable collectibles from around the world. The World Stamp Exhibition will build friendships and learn new things about the cultures of participating countries. The event will feature not only some unique postage stamp collections, but also displays of other rare and valuable collectibles from around the world.
The World Philatelic Exhibition will take place from 2 – 14 August 2013 at the Royal Paragon Hall 1-3, 5th floor, Siam Paragon, Bangkok.
Kinnaree & Kinnorn
The official mascot for THAILAND 2013 – World Stamp Exhibition is adapted from Kinnaree, a half-bird half-woman character in Thai literatures, who lives in Himmaparn forest. She is perfectly beautiful with delicacy, full of happiness and joyfulness. The figure of Kinnaree is always found in architectural works, especially at the main entrance of a building to show the warm welcome and hospitality.