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Centenary of The Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn (2008)

 

 

 Issue Name: Centenary of The Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี พระบรมรูปทรงม้า
 Issue Date: 2008/2551-10-23
 Cause: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn, i.e. Rama V, as well as to mark the 98th anniversary of his demise, on 23 October 1910.
 Catalogue Number: 2008/94
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value: n/a
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 51 x 36 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Stamp on stamp design of the second stamp in the 5th series of Rama V (fig.), known in Thai as phra boromma roop songmah and in English as (Equestrian) Statue of King Chulalongkorn or Jubilee High Values, with a denomination of 2 ticals, issued on 11 November 1908, and with an illustration of the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok's Dusit area (fig.), which was erected in the same year. In the top left corner is his royal cipher, i.e. the Thai initials of this king, i.e. Cho. Po. Ro. (จ.ป.ร.), which stand for Chulachomklao Piya Maha Raj (ปิยมหาราช), underneath the Great Crown of Victory, known in Thai as Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut (fig.). The background colour of the stamp is pink, which refers to the colour for Tuesday, i.e. the birthday of King Rama V, as defined in the Thai sih prajam wan system.
 Related Link: Rama V, Chulalongkorn, songmah, Bangkok, Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut, equestrian iconography, Chulachomklao, Piya Maha Raj, Lahn Phra Rachawang Dusit, Dusit, sih prajam wan, tical, Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn Commemorative Stamps, Bangkok 1993 World Philatelic Exhibition, General Post Office stucco of stamp Rama V