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International Letter Writing Week - Thai Literary Works (1996)

 

Phra Ram pursuing Kwahng Thong   Inao taking Butsaba to a cave

Somphla and Lamhap in the forest   Suthet laying a course on Mathana, turning her into a rose

 

 Issue Name: International Letter Writing Week 1996 - Thai Literary Works
 Thai Issue Name: สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย 2540 - วรรณกรรมไทย
 Issue Date: 1996/2539-10-06
 Cause: To commemorate the 1996 International Letter Writing Week and to publicize celebrated Thai literary works
 Catalogue Number: 1996/48-51
 Denomination: 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 5 Baht, 12 Baht, 12 Baht
 Complete Set:  34 Baht (unused), 28 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands
 Subject: Scenes of various famous classical Thai literary works written by former Thai kings: 1. Phra Ram pursuing Kwahng Thong, i.e. the magic golden deer, a scene from the Ramakien written by King Rama I; 2. Inao taking Butsaba to a cave to live with her as husband and wife, a scene from the story Inao written by King Rama II; 3. Somphla and Lamhap in the forest, a scene from the story Ngo Pah written by King Rama V, with in the bottom left corner a giant Rafflesia; 4. Suthet laying a course on Mathana, turning her into a rose, a scene from the story Matanapatha written by King Rama VI
 Related Link: Ramakien, Phra Ram, Kwahng Thong, Inao, Butsaba, Ngo Pah, Matanapatha, Rafflesia, Rama I, Rama II. Rama V, Rama VI