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Centenary of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (2014)

 

King Chulalongkorn and King Vajiravudh

 

 Issue Name: Centenary of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี โรงพยาบาลจุฬาลงกรณ์
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-05-30
 Cause: To mark the 100th Anniversary of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, which opened its doors on 30 May 1914.
 Catalogue Number: 2014/28
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 4 Baht
 Thailex Collection: 1 Baht
 Size: 48 x 30 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Portraits of King Chulalongkorn and King Vajiravudh (fig.), the Administrative Building, i.e. the first headquarters of the hospital (fig.), and the centenary celebration logo of the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, i.e. the Thai number 100 (๑๐๐) in gold, underneath the International Red Cross logo and the Thai national flag over the two zeros of the number hundred. Whereas Rama V set up the Thai Red Cross Society, initially under the name Red Unnahlohm Society of Siam, it was Rama VI who widened the scope of its activities and founded the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, which was named after his father and built with donations of His Majesty and King Rama V's other sons and daughters, along with funds from the society's trust, which was at that time also renamed to Siamese Red Cross Society.
 Related Links: Rama V, Rama VI, Chulalongkorn, Vajiravudh, Thai Red Cross Society, Siam, Red Cross Fair 1994, Bangkok