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Centenary of the Siam Society (2004)

 

logo of the Siam Society and Ban Khamthiang

 

 Issue Name: Centenary of the Siam Society
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี สยามสมาคมในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์
 Issue Date: 2004/2547-03-10
 Cause: To commemorate of the Centenary of the Siam Society
 Catalogue Number: 2004/12
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 27 x 45 mm (30 x 48 mm incl. white border)
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Khamthiang Memorial House and the emblem of Siam Society, the embossed elephant head (fig.). Khamthiang Memorial House is an old authentic Thai teak house, which was reconstructed and preserved in the compound of the Siam Society in Bangkok and serves as an ethnological museum. The teakwood house is claimed to be more than 160-year old and is said to originate from northern Thailand, with a roof decorated with kalae (fig.). However, the house in the Siam Society compound has a roof in the style of central Thailand, i.e. decorated with a hook or antefix (fig.).
 Related Link: Siam Society, Reuan Thai