Rama IV (Mongkut)
CHAO FA MONGKUT Pictured with Queen Rampuy. Began work on modernising Siam (Thailand). Relinquished Cambodia to French in 1867.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Thailand
Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Thailand. These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford. There is a complete set of 180 cards, some of the smaller countries had a very low printing run and are hence very rare. Used Zeiher cards are very hard to find as the embossed stamp design was not approved by postal authorities as it confused the function of the 'proper' stamps! Date: circa 1904
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Root, seeds, flowers and green leaves of wild
Root, seeds, flowers and green leaves of wild Siamese cardamom, Amomum xanthioides Wall.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan'en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884. Iwasaki (1786-1842) was a Japanese botanist, entomologist and zoologist. He was one of the first Japanese botanists to incorporate western knowledge into his studies.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans