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Red Cross - Provisional Issue (1986)

 

Demonstration of the antivenin process at the Red Cross Snake Farm

 

 Issue Name: 1986 Red Cross Fair (Provisional Issue)
 Thai Issue Name: งานกาชาดปี 2529 (พิมพ์ทับแก้ไขราคา)
 Issue Date: 1986/2523-04-05
 Cause: To commemorate the 1986 Red Cross Fair
 Catalogue Number: 1986/7
 Denomination: 2 + 0.25 Baht (overprinted)
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Unused Value: 40 Baht
 Used Value: 30 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Quantity of Stamps: 200,000 pieces
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands; and overprinted by Vachara Printing, Thailand
 Subject: Commemorative postage stamp of the 1980 Red Cross Fair, surcharged to the denomination of 2 + 0.25 Baht, overprinted in black, as well as the Thai text bamrung kachaht (บำรุงกาชาด ๒๕๒๙), i.e. Support (the) Red Cross. It shows the demonstration of the antivenin process, in which the venom is milked from a snake at Bangkok's Red Cross Snake Farm, in order to produce an anti-ophidic serum, i.e. an antidote against a venomous snake bite.
 Related Link: Thai Red Cross Society, snake farm, Venomous Snakes, Red Cross Fair (1980)