Growing from a desire to bring together collectors with an interest in Thailand, the Society was organized in 1977 by Gary A. Van Cott. The Society became affiliate number 78 of the American Philatelic Society in 1978.
The Society strives to create a spirit of fraternity among collectors of philatelic material related to Thailand, to encourage research and study through the exchange of information and ideas, and to promote an interest in Thai philately. The Society was honored to have as an honorary member, until his passing, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. When the Society''s Bonnie Davis asked the King to become an honorary member, he requested the stamp designers at the Communications Authority of Thailand to design a logo for the Society. This logo is shown at left and remains in use to this day. We hope that you will enjoy your visit to the Society for Thai Philately website. If you are not already a member, and have an interest in the philately of this fascinating country, consider joining us by clicking here.