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Revenue collector: Pipat Choovoravech.

Updated: Jan 31

Pipat Choovoravech MD, FRPSL, Thailand revenue stamp collector.

Pipat Choovoravech is a medical doctor in Bangkok Thailand, working for many years in the police hospital on Rama I road. His main area of collecting was Thailand postage stamps issued during the King Rama 5 reign. However, he also did build up a Thailand revenue collection which did win a gold award in an international stamp exhibition. In 1993, he published the book (in Thai), Chronicles of Thai Postage Stamps. He is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London.

In July 2007 his gold medal exhibit was sold at Eurseree auction, sale 13, lots 80 -145. Of the 65 lots in that auction, unsold were 36 lots and sold 29 lots. The 29 lots sold did bring in Baht 800K (about $25,000) plus 10% commission.

Some of the highlights in this auction.

Lot 90, sold for Baht 68,000 0r USD$ 1,940

Also, part of lot 90.

Block of 15 mint Salung blue perf 13.5 with overprint year RS114 (1895). Rare large block with big part of the watermark, La Croix Freres.

Lot 91, sold for Baht 30,000 or USD $ 860

Lot 97, sold for Baht 44,000 or USD$ 1,260

Lot 118, sold for Baht 19,500 or USD$ 560

Erawan Court fees,

Printer Thomas De La Rue.

Proof of the 5 Baht, year 1969

The complete auction can be seen at Go on the middle left of the home page to.... auctions, then go to the middle right to ....past auctions. In the pull up menu, select auction 13, July 2007, lot 80 – lot 145.

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