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International Letter Writing Week (2007)

 

betel nut cutter and some betel nuts    betel nut grinder and some wild betel leaves

cylinder-and-piston igniter and a woodfire    earthen oil lamp and some Fangipani and Michelia flowers

 

 Issue Name: International Letter Writing Week 2007
 Thai Issue Name: สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย 2550
 Issue Date: 2007/2550-10-08
 Cause: Commemorative stamps of the annual International Letter Writing Week held at Central Pinklao from 8 to 14 October 2007
 Catalogue Number: 2007/65-68
 Denomination: 3 Baht (4 designs)
 Unused Value: 4 Baht (4 designs)
 Complete Set:  16 Baht (unused), 8 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 900,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Traditional household gadgets, namely betel nut and lightning tools: 1. a betel nut cutter, in Thai known as takrai nihb mahk, which is used to slice the betel seeds, as well as betel nuts, i.e. the fruits (fig.) of the areca palm (fig.); 2. a betel nut grinder, in Thai called taban, i.e. a copper cylindrical tool with a pestle, which is used to mash the mixture of betel nut, chalk and spices, making it finer and easier to chew, as well as some bai chaphlu or wild betel leaves (fig.), which are used to wrap the mixture (fig.); a cylinder-and-piston igniter, i.e. a primitive fire starting device or lighter, which in Thai is known as taban fai, as well as a woodfire; 4. earthen oil lamp, in Thai called phaang pha theed, as well as some Frangipani or ton lanthom (fig.) flowers and Michelia or jampah flowers (fig.).
 Related Link: takrai nihb mahk, betel nut, areca palm, bai chaphlu, taban, taban fai, phaang pha theed, frangipani, ton lanthom, jampah, champak