Monday, April 28, 2008

Accidental Millionaire is also a Stamp Collector

]Thailand's independent newspaper theNation reports the Kingdom's foremost stamp collector, Boonkrong Indhuso-phon, is also an accidental millionaire.

Reporter Itthi C.Tan writes, "Her collections have brought not just personal and intellectual satisfaction, but also given her a jet-setting lifestyle that takes her yearly to stamp capitals such as London, Monaco and Geneva - not to mention nest eggs to keep her comfortable for years."

According to the article, "Boonkrong admits that being a woman placed her at a disadvantage at times in a collectors' world dominated by men."

"Men read more and they knew more about history than women when it came to stamps.
But what I was able to do was to make a better presentation of my collections. I use little text, and allow the stamps to be appreciated by showing them in beautiful settings and lighting," she said.

Siam changed its name to Thailand in 1939, changed it back to Siam in 1945 and finally settled on Thailand in 1949.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM