Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamp - Thailand 2007

~ 2007 ~

Phi Takhon Mask Postage Stamps

The Phi Takhon Procession is a yearly tradition held in June by the natives of Dan Sai District, Loei Province. This is a part of two other merit making ceremonies - the Boon Bung Fai ceremony and the Boon Phra Wase ceremony.

The natives in Dan Sai District dress themselves as the Phi Takhon - wearing mask made from coconut husks, and hats made from bamboo sticky-rice streamers. The masks are painted with quaint designs and faces. The important symbols are the bells tied around the cow's necks. Their important weapons are swords whose ends are made into the male phallus and used to slab women who join the procession.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 821
Issue Date : 2007-06-23
Size : 3 Baht (30 x 48 mm. Vertical) and 10 Baht (60 x 48 mm. Horizontal)
Denomination : 3 Baht Stamp (4Designs)  and 10 Baht Souvenir Sheet
Souvenir Sheet Value : 10 Baht
Serial Number : 0023288, 0106666

Provincial Emblem Postage Stamps (1st Series), (Circular & Emboss)

The seals of the provinces in Thailand are derived from the official seals of the provincial governors during the period of absolute monarchy and the seals on the scouts' standards during the fourteen cycles or the Monthon admistration in the reigns if King Rama VI and King Rama VII. In 1941, the government, under the preniership of Field Marshal of Fine Arts was responsible for designing the seal according to the wishes of each province. Today, when a new province is established, the seal of the new province will be designed and some of former seals may have to be been changed or adjusted as appropriate.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 808
Issue Date : 2007-10-11
Size : 38 mm Diameter
Denomination : 3 Baht (20 Designs of 20 Provinces)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 60 Baht (2 sheets)
Serial Number : 288 (2 sheets same)

BANGKOK 2007 the 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Stamps (1st Series)

Wood carving is a from of artwork created with different kinds and sizes chisels. As it is considered a part of the Thai artistic heritage, H.M. The Queen wishes to conserve this art and hand it down to future generations. For this reason, she has arranged for masters to teach the art of wood carving to members of the SUPPORT foundation. Her Marjesty also emphasizes the careful and appropriate use of the materials. A well - known example is wooden dolls of Thai children in various postures. They are carved from shiny Mok wood.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 812
Issue Date : 2007-02-01
Size : 62 x 31 mm. (Horizontal-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 33 Baht
Serial Number : 338

816. Thai Heritage Conservation 2007 Commemorative Stamps

To commemorate the Thai Heritage Conservation Day 2007 and to enhance public awareness of the importance and value of national arts.Country : Thailand

Ecclesiatical Ceremonial fans or Monastic Fans are fans used by Buddhist monks when they are invited to perform religious ceremonies. H.M. King Chulalongkorn had monastic fans created to present to members of the royal family; for instance, royal birthday celebrations, royal house-warming ceremonies, royal coronation ceremonies or even for inauspicious events, such as royal cremations.

The four designs of the monastic fans on the stamps are the award winning stamp paintings from the 2005 International Letter Writing Week postage competition, under the theme "Ecclesiastcal Ceremonial Fans".

Catelogue Code : 816
Issue Date : 2007-03-01
Size : 36 x 51 mm
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 27 Baht
Serial Number : 438

823. Temple Postage Stamps
Design 1: Wat Rajaorasaram: The temple was erected at the royal command of King Nangklao Chaoyouhua (Rams III). Its architectural style is a combination of Chinese and Thai. An Example canbe seen in the ordination hall whose of structure is in style but whose roof tiles are colored Thai tiles. The roof does not have the Thai decorations of the Chofah and Bai Raka. The gable eds are adorned with colored porcelain featuring a vase of chinese belief.

Design 2: Wat Rajapradit Sathitmahasimaram: King Mongkut (Rama IV) had this temple built in dedication to the Dhamayuti Nikaya Buddhist Sect. The inside features ten stone columns inscribed with religious verses in Pali and Thai, composed by the King.

Design 3: Wat Rajabopit Sathitmahasimaram: The temple was constructed at the royal behest of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as a temple for his reign. It is an imitation of Phra Pathom Chedi and Ratchpradith Temples. Eight stone columns, the top of which have been carved into a Dhama Chak image, are placed at the eight points of the boundary walls. The temple ground is devided into three parts - the scared ground where the ordination hall is located, the monk's living quarters and the royal cemetry. In the royal cemetery, there are monuments built in dedication to the deceased consorts and children of King Chulalongkorn and members of the royal family.

Design 4: Wat Suthatthepwararam: The construction of the temple started in the reign of King Buddha Yodfah the Great but it was left unfinished. King Nangklao Chaoyouhua had it completed and the temple was further renovated in the reign of King Chulalongkorn. In the temple grounds, there is a monument to King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and annual merit - making for the late King is performed on June 9 to commemorate the day of his death. This temple is identified with the Eight Reign.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 823
Issue Date : 2007-07-02
Size : 62 x 31 mm. (Horizontal-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 27 Baht
Serial Number : 228

H.M. the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary (2nd Series) Commemorative Stamps (Hologram Stamp)
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, born on Monday, December 5th, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., was the third of Songkhla (son of H.M. King Chulalongkorn and H.M. Queen Sawaengwatthana) and H.R.H. Princess Sri Sangwalaya. In his youth, the King's name was "Phra Worawongthoe Phra Ongchao Bhumibol Adulyadej".

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 832
Issue Date : 2007-12-05
Size : 40 x 39 mm (Horizontal-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination :5 Baht (8 Designs) and 80 Baht (Hologram Stamp)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 120 Baht
Serial Number : 333

H.M. the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary (3rd Series) Commemorative Stamps

White Elephants have been deemed important since the olden day. They have even mejor characteristics: white eyelids, a white roof to the mouth, white nails, white hair, white skin or skin that is the colour of a new clay pot, white tail hair and white testicles or having the colour of a new clay pot. It is traditionally believed that anyone who comes into possession of a white elephant will prosper and it is thus the symbol of those who have august power.

"Phra Sawet Adulyadej Phahon" is the name of the first Royal White Elephant that symbolizes the power of His Majesty the King. It is a male elephant belonging to the Prompong Family in the Atthatis Classification, named the Kamut. The colour of the body is that of the red lotus. It was born in the jungle in Krabi Province and was caught in 1965. Apart from Phra Sawet Adulyadej Phahon, there are twenty more White Elephants that symbolize the august power of the present Monarch.

Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 833
Issue Date : 2007-12-05
Size : 30 x 48 mm
Denomination : 5 Baht (4 Designs), 5 baht (Souvenir Sheet)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 20 Baht
Serial Number : 388

Arts of The Kingdom Postage Stamps (2nd Series), (Emboss)
Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 834
Issue Date : 2007-12-18
Size : 42 x 70 mm. (Vertical-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination : 20 Baht
Souvenir Sheet Value : 40 Baht
Serial Number : 338

Arts of The Kingdom Postage Stamps (2nd Series)

The SUPPORT Foundation was established by Her Majesty the Queen on July 21st, 1976 with the main objective of helping deprived farners, who constitue the majority of the population of the country. They earn a small income because of problems that prevent them from fully performing their cultural activities. One of the major obstacles is unpredictable weather conditions. Therefore, they cannot support their families from the income they earn from farming. Her Majesty also realized that traditional Thai arts and crafts, which flourished in the past, were vanishing because of the new way of life and she wished that these farmers would be able to continue the artistic heritage of the nation.

The SUPPORT Foundation is now preparing the "5th Arts of the Kingdom Exhibition" to celebrate the eightieth birthday of His Majesty the King. The artistic masterpieces on display will be nielloware, croisonne, silverware, Yanlipae basketry and utensils decorated with the wings of metal beetals. They are all created by the offspring of poor farmers. Some examples are the nielloware and croisonne Pudtan Daise (Saliang), the wooden carved Busabok pavilion decorated with five tiers, embroidery of the Himmavanta Forest and scene from The Story of Khun Cahng and Khun Phaen, depicting an image of Wan Thong, the female protagonist, engaging in embroidering, a chandelier decorated with the wings of metal beetles, a palanquin and the Suphannahong Royal Barge. The exhibition will be held in the Anatasamakom Throne Hall from December 18th, 2007 to January 13th, 2008.
Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 835
Issue Date : 2007-12-18
Size : 62 x 31 mm. (Horizontal-measured from perforation to perforation)
Denomination : 2 Baht , 5 Baht, 6 Baht , 12 Baht (4 Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 40 Baht
Serial Number : 299

822. Pa Hin Ngam National Park Postage Stamps  (special stamp Effect, leaving a natural stone touch on it's surface of both stamps and souvenir sheet.)

Pa Hin Ngam National Park, originally known as Pa Thep Sathit, is a tourist sit in Chayaphume Province. Every year, early in the rainy season or from June to August, thousands of bright pink Krajiew flowers (Curcuma domestica, will carpet all the meadows in the park. There are trail ways from the Hin Ngam Rock Platform to the scenic area at the top, which is the highest spot in the park.

The Hin Ngam Rock Platform, covering an area 1,000 rai, is located in a lush green timber forest of Siamese Sal trees. Its features quaint looking rock formation of, for example, a prasat building, a naga serpent, an elephant, a radar disk, a hen and the World Cup Trophy.

Pa Hin Ngam National Park stamps collection is printed with special technique, leaving a natural stone touch on it's surface of both stamps and souvenir sheet.
Country : Thailand
Catelogue Code : 822
Issue Date : 2007-07-02
Size : 45 x 27 mm. (Horizontal)
Denomination : 5 Baht Stamp (4Designs)
Souvenir Sheet Value : 39 Baht
Serial Number : 288

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