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150th Anniversary of Ranong (2012)

 

Cradle Sculpture and Rattanarangsan Royal Hall in Ranong

 

 Issue Name: 150th Anniversary of Ranong
 Thai Issue Name: 150 ปี เมืองระนอง
 Issue Date: 2012/2555-07-21
 Cause: To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment Day of Ranong, which on 21st July 1862 was designated as a level 4 city, independent from Chumphon and placed under the direct administration of Bangkok by King Rama IV.
 Catalogue Number: 2012/64
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value: 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 30 x 48 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Picture of Ranong's Cradle Sculpture, that displays three quarry-workers mining for tin and from which the name Ranong derives, i.e. ‘rae’ or mineral (tin) and ‘Nong’, the name of the city's first ruler Nai Nong. In the background of the sculpture is Rattanarangsan Royal Hall, which was built by, and named after, Phraya Rattana Setthi, a local noble merchant who commissioned its construction and presented it to King Rama V as an overnight pavilion when the king visited Ranong in April 1890, followed by King Rama VI in 1909 and King Rama VII in 1928. In 2002, the teakwood palace was dismantled and taken from it original place, i.e. Niwet Khiri Mountain, later also referred to as Rattanarangsan Mountain, and was rebuilt at its foothills. It now serves as the local town hall and has a museum on the history of the former palace.
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