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500th Anniversary of Thai-Portuguese Diplomatic Relations (2011)

 

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 Issue Name: 500th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Thailand-Portugal
 Thai Issue Name: ครบรอบ 500 ปี ความสัมพันธ์ทางการทูตไทย-โปรตุเกส
 Issue Date: 2011/2554-07-20
 Cause:

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Thai-Portuguese diplomatic relations, considered the longest in Thailand's history. Although Portugal only established its consular office in Bangkok in 1818 and Thailand did not open an embassy in Lisbon until 1981, overseas trade missions, cooperation and trade transactions between the two countries were already established as early as 1511, during the reign of King Ramathibodi II of Ayutthaya.

 Catalogue Number: 2011/50-53
 Denomination: 3 Baht (4 designs)
 Unused Value: 5 Baht (4 designs)
 Complete Set: 20 Baht (unused), 4 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 30 x 40.5 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Two pairs of se-tenant stamps illustrating the arrival of a Portuguese carrack at Ayutthaya and the historic scene of contact between Siam and Portugal 500 years ago. In the top corners (left in the designs 1 and 3, right in the designs 2 and 4) is a phum-shaped logo that is made up of a golden pagoda-like tip over a Portuguese and Thai national flag, arranged around a golden ship with three sails, and partly surrounded at the bottom by a golden text in Thai that reads: "500 Years of Thai-Portuguese Diplomatic Relations", a text that is repeated in larger print in Thai and a similar text in Portuguese, i.e. "500 Years of Diplomatic Relations Thailand-Portugal", at the side of the logo. In the middle of designs 1 and 2, along the riverside, is Pom Phet, the Ayutthaya city fortifications (fig.)
 Related Link: Ayutthaya, Siam, phum, pagoda