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Centennial of Thai Teachers Training (1993)

 

phaan phum, i.e. the offering used to pay respect to teachers on Wan Kruh

 

 Issue Name: Centennial of Thai Teachers Training
 Thai Issue Name: 100 ปี การฝึกหัดครูไทย
 Issue Date: 1993/2536-01-16
 Cause: To mark the annual Day of the Teacher, known in Thai as Wan Kruh, as well as to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the training of Thai teachers.
 Catalogue Number: 1993/8
 Denomination: 2 Baht
 Unused Value: 8 Baht
 Used Value: 3 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 26 x 21 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3 million pieces
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands
 Subject: Emblem designed by Mr. Sawaat Phunsawat (นายสวาสติ์ พูลสวัสติ์), which was the winning design of a drawing competition organized for the occasion, and which consists of a stylized phaan phum, i.e. the offering normally used to pay respect to teachers on Wan Kruh and which is here depicted as a tray with the Thai number 100 (๑๐๐) shaped in the form of −and underneath a larger phum, which pear-shaped outline is in turn derived from that of a lotus bud, one of the flowers offered to teachers on Wan Kruh Haeng Chaht.
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