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International Letter Writing Week - Thai Garlands (1987)

 

malai tum or floral tassel    malai piya or tasseled garland

malai khlong meua or wrist garland    malai song chai or double-ended garland

 

 Issue Name: International Letter Writing Week - Thai Garlands
 Thai Issue Name: สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย - พวงมาลัย
 Issue Date: 1987/2530-10-04
 Cause: To commemorate the 1987 International Letter Writing Week, with designs 1, 3 and 4 being winning designs from the 1984 International Letter Writing Week drawing competition on Thai Garlands, whereas design 2 was created by a staff member of the Communications Authority of Thailand.
 Catalogue Number: 1987/25-28
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 5 Baht, 7 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 10 Baht, 15 Baht, 20 Baht
 Complete Set:  50 Baht (unused), 25 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3 million pieces for the first design; and 2 million pieces for each of the other designs
 Printer: Société Nouvelle Cartor Starl, France
 Subject: Various types of fresh Thai-style floral garlands, in Thai generally known as puang malai (fig.): 1. malai tum or floral tassel; 2. malai piya or tasseled garland; 3. malai khlong meua or wrist garland; 4. malai song chai or double-ended garland.
 Related Link: puang malai, kaan jad dokmai, malai khlong meua, malai song chai, malai piya, malai tum