NEXT | PREVIOUS | THAI PHILATELIC CATALOGUE | FULL YEAR

THAI POSTAGE STAMPS

         

 

King Bhumiphon's 87th Birthday Anniversary (2014)

 

King Bhumipon Adunyadet

 

 Issue Name: H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 87th Birthday Anniversary
 Thai Issue Name: วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษาพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว 2557
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-12-05
 Cause: To celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 87th Birthday Anniversary
 Catalogue Number: 2014/58
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht
 Used Value: 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 36 x 65 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 900,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Portrait of King Bhumipon Adunyadet with in the background a dairy farm with wind turbines, which refer to the King's Chang Hua Man (ชั่งหัวมัน) Royal Project at Tha Yang (ท่ายาง) in Phetchaburi, also known as the Nai Luang Country House, where Holstein Friesian milk cows are raised as a way to promote dairy farming among local farmers. The farm also includes wind turbines and solar panels for power generation, an experimental plot of land for planting economic crops, and experiments for the production of bio diesel and organic fertilizer, and a poultry raising project. In the centre is the projects emblem, which consists of a dark blue, droplet-shaped shield, with a silver royal chadah-crown with a yan-sign, and the text Krohngkaan Chang Hua Man Tahm Phra Rachadamri Jangwat Phetchaburi (โครงการ ชั่งหัวมัน ตามพระราชดําริ จังหวัดเพชรบุรี), i.e. Chang Hua Man Project By Royal Initiative Phetchaburi Province’. Chang Hua Man could further be translated as ‘Never Mind’ or ‘It Doesn't Matter’, though it could literally also be translated as ‘Weighing Tubers’ or ‘Weighing Cassava’.
 Related Links: Bhumipon Adunyadet, Wan Chaleum Phra Chonma Phansa, Phetchaburi, Nai Luang, chadah, yan, cassava, 60th Anniversary of Veterinary Science in Thailand, Teacher for the Land (2012), Royal Initiated Projects (1984)