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New Year 1992 (1991)

 

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 Issue Name: New Year 1992
 Thai Issue Name: ปีใหม่ 2535
 Issue Date: 1991/2534-11-05
 Cause: To celebrate the 1992 New Year and to publicize flowers
 Catalogue Number: 1991/43-46
 Denomination: 1 Baht, 1 Baht, 1 Baht, 1 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 5 Baht, 5 Baht, 5 Baht
 Complete Set:  20 Baht (unused), 12 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 26 x 21 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,5 million pieces per design
 Printer: Cartor S.A., France
 Subject: 1. Dillenia obovata, known in Thai as dok saan yai (ดอกส้านใหญ่), dok saan tong (ดอกส้านต้อง), dok saan khaeng (ดอกส้านแข็ง) and cha-wing (ชะวิง); 2. Melastoma malabathricum, Melastoma sanguineum, known in Thai as dok mang khre chang (ดอกมังเคร่ช้าง), dok bre chang (ดอกเบร้ช้าง), dok meri chang (ดอกเมรีช้าง), dok mang khre khon (ดอกมังเคร่ขน), dok ka-du-du (ดอกกะดูดุ) and dok khlohng khleng chang (ดอกโคลงเคลงช้าง), with the latter name literally meaning ‘wobbly elephant. It is strongly resembles and is related to the Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum); 3. Commelina diffusa, commonly known as the Climbing Dayflower and Spreading Dayflower, and known in Thai as dok phak plaab (ดอกผักปลาบ); 4. Plumbago indica, commonly known as Indian Leadwort and Scarlet Leadwort, and in Thai as jet moon phleung daeng (เจตมูลเพลิงแดง), dok pit piw daeng (ดอกปิดปิวแดง) and dok fai tai din (ดอกไฟใต้ดิน), the latter which may be translated as ‘underground (or southern soil) fire flower’.
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