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Centenary of the Ministry of Interior (1992)

 

   

   

 

 Issue Name: Centenary of the Ministry of Interior
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี กระทรวงมหาดไทย
 Issue Date: 1992/2535-04-01
 Cause: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Interior
 Catalogue Number: 1992/26-29
 Denomination: 2 Baht (4 designs)
 Unused Value: 10 Baht (4 designs)
 Complete Set:  40 Baht (unused), 16 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1.5 million pieces per design
 Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Limited, Australia
 Subject: 1. Prince Damrong Rachanuphaap, the first Mahatthai or minister of the Ministry of Interior, who laid down its foundation work; 2. people exercising their franchise by casting votes in a democratic process, with a logo of three human arms grasping each other at the upper wrist and thus forming a triangle, with at its centre the display a ballot box, while in the background is a silhouette of the top part of the dome-shaped pedestal of the Democracy Monument (fig.), with a phaan, i.e. a bowl with a foot (fig.), holding the Book of Constitution (fig.); 3. some of the organizations attached to the Ministry of Interior, which aim at helping people in their living conditions, such as maintaining national security and territorial integrity, and relieving public danger, with illustrations of various branches of the Royal Thai Police, the Fire Brigade, which in Thai is known as kong dap phleung and until 1937 was a division of the Royal Thai Police, and soldiers of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, which in Thai are referred to as kong thap; 4. a child filling a bucket of water from a tap in a hilly location, referring to the development of the living conditions of the population in remote areas, by decentralizing various public utilities, such as roads, electricity and water, to those areas.
 Related Link: Mahatthai, Damrong Rachanuphaap, Democracy Monument, phaan, Ratthathammanoon, Royal Thai Police, kong dap phleung, kong thap, Krasuang Kalaahome, Royal Thai Armed Forces