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Bicentenary of Sunthorn Phu (1986)

 

Sunthorn Phu

 

 Issue Name: Bicentenary of Sunthorn Phu
 Thai Issue Name: ครบรอบ 200 ปี สุนทรภู่
 Issue Date: 1986/2523-06-26
 Cause: To commemorate the Bicentenary of Sunthorn Phu, the most celebrated Thai poet and author of the epos Phra Aphaimanih, who was born in 1786.
 Catalogue Number: 1986/8
 Denomination: 2 Baht
 Unused Value: 18 Baht
 Used Value: 4 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Quantity of Stamps: 4,000,000 pieces
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Printer: Société Nouvelle Cartor Starl, France
 Subject: Statue of Sunthorn Phu, the most celebrated Thai poet and author of the epos Phra Aphaimanih, and which stands in the tambon Ban Kram (บ้านกร่ำ), ampheu Klaeng (แกลง), in Rayong Province, where it was first assumed that he was born, though scholars nowadays believe that Sunthorn actually came from Thonburi. It was sculptured by Mr. Sukit Laidet (สุกิจ ลายเดช), who finished it in 1970 AD.
 Related Link: Sunthorn Phu, Rayong, tambon, ampheu, Phra Aphaimanih, Thonburi