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Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse (1983) ●

 

1983/11

 

 Issue Name: Prince Banurangsi Savangwongse
 Thai Issue Name: เจ้าฟ้าภาณุรังษีสว่างวงศ์
 Issue Date: 1983/2526-08-04
 Cause: To commemorate a centenary since H.R.H. Prince Bhanurangsi in 1883 became the First Director General of the Post Department, an historical event celebrated on 4 August 1983 by the inauguration of his statue in front of the General Post Office (fig.) in Bangkok (fig.) and this commemorative stamp issue. Though the Prince was appointed to the position of Director on 2 July 1881, the Department of Posts didn't open to the public until 4 August 1883, hence the date chosen for the centenary.
 Catalogue Number: 1983/11
 Denomination: 1.25 Baht
 Unused Value: 25 Baht
 Used Value: 5 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/c
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 4,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Harrison & Sons Co., Ltd., England
 Subject: Statue of Bhanurangsi Savangwongse (fig.) in a silver circle and bordered above and below by a silver bar. In the top bar is in black the name Thailand in both English and Thai, which is flanked on the left by the emblem of the Thailand Post, i.e. a Garuda over a post horn, and on the right by the logo of the Communications Authority of Thailand, i.e. a chadah-style crown with beams radiating from its tip and a yan-sign at its center, placed over a post horn. Beneath the circular frame is in black the name and title of the Prince in both Thai and English.
 Related Link: Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, General Post Office, Bangkok, chadah, yan, Praisanih Thai