Cover: 50th Anniversary of ASEAN from Thailand

This cover from Thailand carries a single stamp featuring the national flower of Thailand, the flower of the golden rain tree. The stamp itself commemorates the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Cover Thailand 2018-05-06

Country: Thailand
Date of Cover: 6th May 2018

Stamp Details

This stamp was issued on 8th August 2017, 50 years on from the formation of ASEAN in 1967. ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

I like the bright design of this stamp. While the flower of the golden rain tree (Cassia fistula) is the national flower of Thailand, the tree itself is the national tree of Thailand (called ratchaphruek in Thai). They are often planted in lines along the roadside. When in flower, the trees turn bright yellow and are a great sight. From my own photos:

golden-rain-tree
Golden rain tree

The cover was sent by registered post, indicated by the sticker below the stamp and additional charge of 13 baht.

Keep on Running

Although this cover is quite simple, I like it because of a personal coincidence. It was posted on 6th May at the Bangpakong Power Station in Chachoengsao province. On the same day, I ran a half marathon… at the Bangpakong Power Station.

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Bangpakong half marathon

 

 

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