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Smiling Buddha - Chinese New Year (2014)

 

Laughing Buddha

 

 Issue Name: Laughing Buddha, Chinese New Year 2014
 Thai Issue Name: พระศรีอารยเมตไตรย เทศกาลตรุษจีน 2557
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-01-24
 Cause: To mark the annual Chinese New Year
 Catalogue Number: 2014/9
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht
 Used Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 36 x 51 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 900,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Phra Sri Ahraya Metraiy, i.e. Maitreya, Huan Xi Fo, Mi Le Fo or Budai, who is in English best known as the Smiling Buddha, and who in Thailand is often confused with Phra Sangkatjaai. In the centre, at the bottom of the stamp, is the Thai text: Thetsakahn Trut Jihn, as well as the translation thereof, i.e. Chinese New Year.
 Related Link: Ahraya, Metraiy, Maitreya, Huan Xi Fo, Mi Le Fo, Budai, Phra Sangkatjaai, Thetsakahn, Trut Jihn, Phra, Sri, Angaja