Bhutanese stamps

Anyone out there a stamp collector? If so you already knew about Bhutan long before it became a trendy expensive tourist destination—before it was even open to tourists, in fact!

Here’s a story in one of the Bhutanese papers this week about the early pre-mail stamp days in Bhutan….doesn’t include the really deep data about how Bhutan got into the stamp game to begin with. If you’re interested, read this obituary. Or better yet, this from the Philatelic Database. Hint: It’s all because of a man named Burt Todd who went to Oxford decades ago and met a fellow classmate who became the queen of Bhutan…

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