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International Letter Writing Week - Thai Tricycles (1997)

 

rickshaw in northern style     rickshaw in southern style at the Mermaid of Laem Samilah in Songkhla

motorized tricycle known as rot saamloh skylab     tuktuk at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

 

 Issue Name: International Letter Writing Week 1997 - Thai Tricycles
 Thai Issue Name: สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย 2540 - สามล้อไทย
 Issue Date: 1997/2540-10-05
 Cause: To commemorate the 1997 International Letter Writing Week and to publicize Thai three-wheelers
 Catalogue Number: 1997/53-56
 Denomination: 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht, 6 Baht, 12 Baht, 12 Baht
 Complete Set:  36 Baht (unused), 28 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 26 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Helio Courvoisier S.A., Switzerland
 Subject: various types of tricycles: 1. original rickshaw or rot saamloh tihb in northern style, introduced in Nakhon Ratchasima in 1933 and still used today in some cities; 2. rickshaw in southern style at the Mermaid of Laem Samilah (แหลมสมิหลา) in Songkhla; 3. motorcycle rickshaw, i.e. a motorized tricycle known as skylab tuktuk (rot saamloh skailaeb); 4. tuktuk at the Grand Palace in Bangkok
 Related Link: rickshaw, saamloh, tuktuk, Grand Palace, Phra Rachawang, Bangkok, mermaid, Songkhla, rot saamloh skailaeb, ASEAN Taxi Vehicles (2015)