In 1880, Chao Muen Samuhjairaj submitted a letter to propose the opening of a post office in Thailand to King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V). The King agreed and appointed His Royal Highness Somdetch Phra Chao Nong Ya Tho Chao Fa Bhanurangsi Swangwong Krom Luang Bhanuphandhuwong Wordej as the first Director-General of the Post Department because of his experience in the distribution of a daily newspaper … Continue reading Evolution of the Thai Post Box
I recently blogged about a card received from Lviv during the current war. This is one that came to me seven and a half years ago using the Postcrossing system. Ironically, this card is also a product of the Farion line published in Lviv. Lviv (Львів) is the largest city in western Ukraine, and the sixth-largest in Ukraine, with a population of 717,510. It serves … Continue reading Postcrossing #UA-1314549: Greetings from the City of Lviv
Greenview is a village in Menard County, Illinois, United States. The population was 778 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Greenview was laid out in October 1857, by Menard County pioneer Willian Engle, on land originally owned by Charles Montgomery in section 23 of township 19 north, range 6 west of the Third Principal Meridian. It was … Continue reading New Year’s Day 1913: Postcard from Greenview, Illinois U.S.A.