Question about Thailand postmark

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  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thailand pm 2.jpg Thailand pm.jpg I recently purchase the above cover for my Aircraft on Covers collection. It has a nice image of a Boeing 747 watermarked on the envelope. My question, however, is about the year date in the postmark. Does Thailand used a different year calendar? I read the date in the postmark as 16 July 2525. What does 2525 represent?

    Thanks.

    Don
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Thailand follows the Buddhist Calendar.
    The year one is the year the Buddha attained
    Nirwana (died).
     
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Sorry I made a mistake:
    Thailand uses a slightly different Buddhist Calender:
    The year the Buddha attained Nirwana (544 B.C.)
    is in Thailand the year zero.So while according
    to the Buddhist Calendar 2016 A.C. is 2560,it is
    2559 in Thailand.
     
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  4. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thanks, Werner. So, the cover is postmarked 16 July 1980?

    Don
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    1982,if I made no mistake.
    2559-2525=34 2016-34 = 1982
     
  6. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Zager and Evans...

    You have a lot of collections <DonSellos>! I'm jealous.
     
  7. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Don, It is quite easy to convert Thai years to the CE-AD calendar.
    Take the Thai year 2525-543=1982 or my birth year 2489-543=1946 or this year 2559-543=2016 AD

    Regards James.
     
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  8. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Molokai, I had to look Zager and Evans up, I had no idea who they were, but I do remember the song.

    Regards, James.
     
  9. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    .

    You have a lot of collections <DonSellos>! I'm jealous.[/QUOTE]

    Molokai:

    Thanks, but you should remember I have been at it for over 50 years now. Some say my collections are like the Platte River, broad, but not very deep. :)

    Don
     
  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thanks, James.
     
  11. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Its a nice looking envelope Don.
    How many collections you tend to?

    Regards
     
  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Makanudo:

    Thanks. Right now I collect used, world-wide stamps and some specialized covers. The other collections that I refer to are sub-groups of the above collections. Here is a list as I remember them:

    Stamps (country collections are in addition to world-wide collection)
    U.S. - I no longer add to this collection
    U.S. precancels -- I no longer add to this collection and its sub-groups
    Iowa bureaus and towns
    Double-line electros
    Unusual place names
    British India
    Canada
    Ecuador
    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Japan
    Netherlands
    Stamps issued by combatants during World War II -- no longer add to this one
    Bullseye cancellations
    Aircraft on Stamps -- mfg and model identifiable aircraft only
    Cinderellas -- very selective

    Covers
    Philatelic events -- very selective
    Philatelic publications
    Stamp dealers
    Iowa stamp dealers
    Iowa-related covers
    Illustrated covers
    Commercial covers -- selective
    Illustrated contemporary junk-mail covers
    Cinderellas on covers
    Stamps illustrated in cover cachets
    Association covers
    National Air Mail Week -- selective
    Aircraft cachets on NAMW covers
    Iowa NAMW covers
    Cartoon cachets on covers
    Patriotic covers, WW II -- very selective
    USMC-related covers
    "Keep 'em Flying" cachets, labels, and cancels
    Aircraft on covers or in cachets -- identifiable make and model aircraft only
    Art Deco cachets on covers -- very selective
    Variant air mail borders covers
    Covers with collateral material (i.e. letters, advertising, etc) -- very selective

    I think the above pretty much covers it. Most of time I don't actively seek items for the above, but I often see items that fit one of the above and buy them while searching for other specific items. Some of the country & area-related stamp collections are added to regularly from stamp sales circuits. Seems like there is always some thing new to add to one of the collections.

    Don
     
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  13. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Don,

    Thats quite a number of collections.
    I must admit I am not methodical enough and I wouldnt be able to systematicaly organize such an extensive collection.
     
  14. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thanks, Makanudo. As I said in a post above, my collections are broad, but not deep. For the covers, I occasionally find that I have purchased a duplicate item, but generally, it is just a matter of buying what looks interesting. Stamps require more attention to one's inventory. I check stamp purchases more closely to be sure I am not buying duplicate items. Duplication still happens, however.

    Don
     
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