Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamp - Thailand 2008

Zodiac 2008 (Year of the Mouse) Postage Stamps

Year of Mouse is the 12-year cycle of animals referred to as the Chinese zodiac. According to the legend believed that rat was the fist animal which watched the body of Load Buddha by catching on ox's back. However rat jumped down so that he reach before the ox.Country : Thailand

Due to the size, rat is very deft to escape the risk and also very clever to adapt itself to all environments. Rat also has very quickly of hearing, it could alert others for, also could persuade friends to seek for food. The major of its organ are teeth which are very strong and sharp.

The person who born in year of rat, the legend tells that will have absolute speech, arrogant talking, going in any direction will receive welcome, could not work in details. However, this person is very persistant but irresolute. Rat person has enough knowledge for living and also loves to travel around.

Catelogue Code : 836
Issue Date : 2008-01-01
Size : 31 x 31 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 3 Baht (6 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 30 Baht
Serial Number : 288

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps - Lion Dance
Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 838
Issue Date : 2008-02-01
Size : 26 x 21 mm (Horizontal)
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 80baht
Serial Number : 080

Chinese New Year Postage Stamps - Lion Dance
The Chinese New Year has the highlighted celebration 3 days to performs with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors, the sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of tall the rituals, united the living members with those who has passed away, and the presence of the ancestors, is acknowledge on New Year's Eve. Each shrine will have a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Lunar New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises.Country : Thailand

During the Chinese New Year, the Chinese will greet each other with Sin Jiun Yu Yi Sin Ni Huad Jai (Chao Zhou Dialect) or the new year. The others will reply with Tang Tang Yu Ee wich means good luck to you too.

Another symbol of this tradition is also "red envelope" or Tae Ear which all the children will be received as gift from adult. Tae Ear means binding on waist. During the ancient time, the money had hole in the middle, when received they had to bind together with the red thread and to binf on waist. After that there was no hole on the money, and then it chanced to use the red envelope instead and called "Ang Pao".
Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 838
Issue Date : 2008-02-01
Size : 26 x 21 mm (Horizontal)
Denomination : 5 Baht (2 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 20baht
Serial Number : 228

Thai Heritage Conservation Day 2008 Commemorative Stamps
Portal Guardians -- Demons and Angels

Images of portal guardians are made on the front and the back of door or window panels and according to Thai traditional belief, these images will help to guard the place or ward off harm from evil spirits. These guardians are usually depicted in the front of angels or threatening demons. Each period will have different ways of creating these -- sculpting, casting or drawing. These images have become artwork of high repute.

Design 1 : The Door - Guardians painted on the door - panels at the rear of the Buddhisawan Chapel National Museum, Bangkok

Design 2 : The guardians painted on the window - panel at Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Bangkok

Design 3 : The guardians Wood carved on the door - panels Ayutthaya - style at Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya

Design 4 : The guardians Wood carved on the door - panels Ayutthaya - style at Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, Bangkok

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 842
Issue Date : 2008-04-02
Size : 27 x 45 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 3 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 20 Baht
Serial Number : 111

Amazing Thailand (1st Series) Postage Stamps - Orchid
Orchids are popular cut flowers because of their attractive from, colour and design. They also last longer than other kinds of flowers. The important of orchids has brought hundreds and hundreds millions of Baht to the country. The wild orchid industry in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region has Thailand as its centre because it is where many kinds of wild orchids are found. The orchids in this region unique and different from those in Latin America.

Design 1 : Brassocattleya Ploenpit Star
Design 2 : Aerides falcata
Design 3 : Arachnis Hookeriana X Vanda Doctor Anek
Design 4 : Phalaenopsis Little Mary
Design 5 : Dendrobium sutiknoi
Design 6 : Paphiopedilum callosum
Design 7 : Grammatophyllu, speciosum
Design 8 : Vascostylis speciosum
Design 9 : Vanda Robert's Delight

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 847
Issue Date : 2008-06-13
Size : 30 x 48 mm
Denomination : 3 Baht (9 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value :  ?? Baht
Serial Number : 188

125th Anniversary of Thailand Postal Service Commemorative Stamps (1st Series), Hologram
The Thai postal service was lunched on King Chulalongkorn's initiative with the aim of modernizing the country and facilitating trade in Thailand and with the civilized nations.

The service started on August 4th, 1883 and so 2008 is the 152th anniversary of "Thailand Post". For mre than a century, the Thai Postal service has undergone changes and has had to adjust itself and improve is work so that it is able to enjoy growth and expand all over the country. Its network is linked to postal services around the world.

Country : Thailand

Catelogue Code : 849
Issue Date : 2008-08-01
Size : 30 x 49 mm. (Vertical-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination : 5 Baht x 3 Designs, 10 Baht and 25 Baht
Souvenir Sheet Value : 50 Baht
Serial Number : 338

Peacock Postage Stamp (Hologram & Emboss)
Among animals, peacocks tend to bring the greastest degree of joy and liveliness to the world. They are unique in their sounds and colorful plumage, some of which displays exquisite designs. For this reason, they have been praised as symbols of beauty. Stories about peacocks appear in the paintings, poems and beliefs of people in many countries.

Peacocks belong to the same family as pheasant. There are two species---one found in Africa; for example the Congo peacock, and the other found in Asia and are divided into two kinds---Indian or blue peacocks and Thai or green peacocks.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 853
Issue Date : 2008-08-09
Size : 24 x 29 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 10 Baht (2 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 30 Baht
Serial Number : 118

International Letter Writing Week 2007 Commemorative Stamps
The Shadow Play is one of the most ancient forms of cultural enterment and dates back to the time of Alexander the Great, who celebrate his victory over Egypt and proclaimed his dignity and power by having a Shadow Play performed. Today the Shadow Play in Thailand has undergone tremendous changes but some major characters still feature in performances.

Design 1: The Richi Puppet is considered to be Master of the performance. Each movements must lend an atmosphere of solemnity to the performance and his style is serious and dignified.

Design 2: The Puppet of the God Siva comes next to the Richi. People in general refer to this character as the Bull because the puppet is carved into the image of Siva riding on the Usupharaj Bull. The manipulation of this puppet demands more artistic skill from the performer than do the other fingers. For this reason, the performance will display his best skills in controlling the character.

Design 3: The Prai Na Bot is a puppet dicting the character of a young man carrying a flag or a lotus flower in his hand. He represents the performer who recites the involcation and gives comments on certain issuesto the audiencd

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 855
Issue Date : 2008-10-04
Size : 27 x 45 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 3 Baht (2 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 18 Baht
Serial Number : 338

H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana's Cremation Ceremony Commemorative Stamps
H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vaddhana, Krom Luang Narathivat Rajanagarindra, was born on Sunday, May 6th, 1933 in London, England. When she came to take permanent residency in Thailand, she made use of knowledge by teaching in many academic institutions as well as by helping her mother, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra the Princess Mother, in various social activities. During her life time, H.R.H. the Princess of Narathivat devoted herself to the education of young people and promoting social welfare in terms of medical and public helth care as well as the environment. She had applied her experience to the development of the country. Her interests covered a wide range of experience in writing and academic pursuits. For this, she earned the titles, the Writer Princess and the Academic Princess. Many of the books she wrote have helped to enhance people's understanding of the country's history, customs and politics.

During the filnal stage of her life, the Princess of Narathivat was admitted to the Chalerm Prakiet Building in Siriraj Hospital. She passed away, at the age of 84, on January 2nd, 2008 at 2.54 a.m. The Royal Household Bearue has scheduled November 14th, 2008 as the day of the royal cremation.

Country : Thailand

Catelogue Code : 857
Issue Date : 2008-11-11
Size : 27 x 45 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 30 Baht
Serial Number : 188

New Year 2009 (Flowers) Postage Stamps - Water Lilies
Western Water Lilies Bred by Thai Cultivators

Design 1: The Suwanna Water Lily is a hybrid of the the "Khao Thammanune" and the "Blue Capense", Water lilies of this kind have two colours of the petals alternate. There are dots on the petals, stamen and pistil, giving the flowers different design.

Design 2: The Tan-khwan Water Lily is a hybrid of the "Perris Fire Opal" and the "Sirius", bred by Pairatana Songpanich of the Department of Agriculture. The colour is deep pink, almost red and some hvae a rosy colour. The form of the flower is star-like, with layers of petals, forming 44 to 48 petal layers.

Design 3: The Tanpong Water Lily is a hybrid of the "Mayla" and the "Madam Ville Frongoniere," bred by Pairatana Pongpanich of the Department of Agriculture. The flower bud tapers to the end and the top and bulges in the middle. The petal tip is pointed. The petals are white and red. The petal layers are espectially dense with more than 45 petal layers. The flower in full bloom is large and semi-circular in shape and emits a soft fragrance.

Design 4: The Mangala-ubol Water Lily is a hybrid of the "Maxicana" and the "Parries Five O," bred by Asst. Prof. Dr.Noppachai Chansilpa. The flower has dense layers of petals. It is orange yellow in colour with the ends of the petals being orange. The flower in full bloom is large and circular in shape and has a sweet fragrance. The stalk holds the flower up from the water.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 858
Issue Date : 2008-11-15
Size : 24 x 29 mm (Vertical)
Denomination : 3 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 17 Baht
Serial Number : 488


  1. You have beautiful Lilly, from Thailand. Do you have spare one let me know for exchange as it shoot to my collection,

  2. yhi, thanks for comment...
    yes I have, no problem , we exchange, k..

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