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130th Anniversary of Thai Postal Services (2013)

 

first Thai stamp of 1 Solot depicting King Chulalongkorn under a magnifying glass and in the background some old black-and-white photos

 

 Issue Name: 130th Anniversary of Thai Postal Services
 Thai Issue Name: ๑๓๐ ปี ไปรษณีย์ไทย
 Issue Date: 2013/2556-08-04
 Cause: To celebrate 130 years since the first issue of a Thai postage stamp on 4 August 1883 and 130 years of Thai Postal Services
 Catalogue Number: 2013/49
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht
 Used Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 51 x 36 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: The first ever Thai postage stamp of 1 Solot depicting King Chulalongkorn under a magnifying glass, with in the background some old black-and-white photos: i.e. of the nation's first ever Post Office building near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (fig.), of one of the stucco Garudas that beautify the frontal corners of the current General Post Office Building (fig.), of an ancient mailbox (fig.) and of a postman of the first era. In addition, the left bottom corner bears the logo of 130 Years of Thai Stamps, i.e. a golden circle with the first postage stamp of 1 Solot over the number 130 in Thai (๑๓๐)
 Related Links: stucco, Garuda, Solot, Chulalongkorn, Rama V, 125th Anniversary of Thai Postal Service, 135th Anniversary of Thai Postal Service