Centenary of the abolition of slavery in Thailand (2005)



 Issue Name:

Centenary of the abolition of slavery in Thailand

 Thai Issue Name: 100ปี แห่งการเลิกทาส
 Issue Date: 2005/2548-10-23
 Cause: To mark the 100th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Thailand, which in 1905 was facilitated by King Rama V, who also provided the newly freed slaves with commodities, such as land, cattle, housing and working tools, in order to allow them to start their lives as free men. By enactment of the Slavery Abolishment Act in 1905, slavery trade became illegal. The value of slaved became nil and they became free citizens. People were forbidden to sell themselves into slavery and there was to be no further sale or purchase of slaves.
 Catalogue Number: 2005/48
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value:  2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Painting on the ceiling of the Ananta Samahkom Hall (fig.), portraying King Rama V standing on top of a flight of stairs and surrounded by a group of men with naked torsos, who represent newly freed slaves.
 Related Link: Ananta Samahkom Hall, Rama V