I’ve never been a big fan of having to write “About Me” or profile pages so I’ll keep this brief…

I’m an American who has lived and taught English in Phuket, Thailand, for the last ten years.

I have many interests which include reading (mystery fiction, local history, biography, travel — as long as it’s well-written); writing (for my blogs, for my students, for myself); photography (particularly local festivals and architecture); and collecting postcards and stamps.

I began collecting stamps sometime before my tenth birthday (nearly 40 years ago) at which time I was given my mother’s old worldwide collection.  I’d stopped collecting sometime in my mid-30’s but resumed it not long after making the move to Asia.  It’s only been in the last two years that I’ve really done more than collect the Thai new issues.  My primary focus is collecting A Stamp From Everywhere but also have several nice mini-collections of various countries and topical stamps.

You can read about these, and other, interests on my various blogs:

Asian Meanderings is somewhat of a hodgepodge, including a bit of everything concerning my life as an expat in Thailand and anything else I find interesting;

“Please, Mr. Postman!” is only about postcards, either those I’ve purchased on my travels or those I’ve received through the mail from family, friends, and strangers through the likes of Postcrossing, etc.;

And, Philatelic Pursuits is my new (as of late May 2015), stamps-only blog.

Please feel free to comment on anything you find interesting or if you have something you’d like to add to my admittedly limited knowledge.  Comments truly are the lifeblood of any blog and I hope that you will feel welcome in contributing your thoughts and observations.

Happy Collecting!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, it’s Eric from France. I’m selling my A stamp from everywhere collection. Please email me if you are interested. Thank you very much. All the best. Eric.


    1. Hello! Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything in Phuket aside from a small sales counter at the Philatelic Museum. Bangkok is a much better prospect at finding places to buy stamps but at this point, I am not sure where any remaining stores there may be located. I have heard that there are occasionally stalls selling collectible stamps and supplies at the large Jatuchak Weekend Market and that the GPO stamp market is still held on Sundays.


  2. What an amazing job you are doing here. Do you already have the Finnish Eastern Finland stamps during the WW2 “Itä-Karjalan Sotilashallinto”? I may have some spare copies in my album. There has also been issuers like “Aunus”, “Inkeri” and Karjala in Eastern Finland in around 1920 (Revolution in Russia), but unfortunately I do not have any right now.


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