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Centenary of the Mahavajiravudh School in Songkhla (1997)

 

 

 Issue Name: Centenary of the Mahavajiravudh School in Songkhla
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี โรงเรียนมหาวชิราวุธ จังหวัดสงขลา
 Issue Date: 1997/2540-01-01
 Cause: To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Mahavajiravudh School in Songkhla, which was founded in 1897, initially as an all-male institution, by regional governor Chao Phraya Yommaraat, in order to honour HRH Crown Prince Mahavajiravudh, i.e. the later King Rama VI. Thanks to its strict discipline and high educational standards, this prestigious school has churned out some of the country's leading thinkers, opinion makers and politicians, among the more prominent being Privy Council and statesman General Prem Tinsulanonda, who between 1980 and 1988 also was a Thai Prime Minister (fig.).
 Catalogue Number: 1997/1
 Denomination: 2 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht
 Used Value: 4 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 5,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Rexam Southern Colour Print Co., Ltd., New Zealand
 Subject: Photograph of King Chulalongkorn with his oldest son Prince Vajiravudh and in the background a picture of the early day school building of the Mahavajiravudh School in Songkhla, which was named after the Crown Prince, who eventually succeeded his father Rama V as King Rama VI.
 Related Link: Songkhla, maha, Vajiravudh, Wachirawut, Chao Phraya, Yommaraat, Rama VI, Chulalongkorn, Rama V