International Letter Writing Week - Thai Betel-sets (1994)





 Issue Name: International Letter Writing Week - Thai Betel-sets
 Thai Issue Name: สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย 2540 - เชี่ยนหมากไทย
 Issue Date: 1994/2537-10-08
 Cause: To commemorate the 1994 International Letter Writing Week and to publicize Thai betel-sets, with prize winning drawings from the 1993 International Letter Writing Week drawing competition
 Catalogue Number: 1994/22-25
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 6 Baht, 8 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 9 Baht, 11 Baht, 15 Baht
 Complete Set:  40 Baht (unused), 30 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,500,000 pieces for design 1; 2,000,000 pieces for designs 2-4
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands
 Subject: Various types of Thai traditional betel-sets, referred to in Thai as chianmahk, or alternatively khanmahk: 1. golden niello betel-set on an octagon footed betel nut tray, known in Thai as yong; 2. gold-plaited silver niello betel-set, with pumpkin-shaped bowls; 3. silver niello betel-set with a betel-cutter, known in Thai as takrai nihb mahk; 4. gold niello betel-set, on a round footed tray, with covered bowls topped with a gold finial, on a lotus-shaped tray
 Related Link: betel-set, niello, pumpkin, lotus, betel nut, areca palm, bai chaphlu, yong, takrai nihb mahk, khanmahk, chianmahk, cuoi hoi tron goi