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Thailand Postage Stamps - Thai Alphabet (2011)

 

Thai Alphabet

Thai Alphabet

 

 Issue Name: Thai Alphabet
 Thai Issue Name: อักษรไทย
 Issue Date: 2011/2554-07-29
 Cause:

To publicize the Thai Alphabet, promote national identity, raise public awareness of the Thai language's merits, and to preserve cultural identity. The date of 29 July reflects the date on which king Rama IX once participated in a discussion with Thai language experts from the Chulalongkorn University.

 Catalogue Number: 2011/64-107
 Denomination: 1 Baht (all designs)
 Unused Value: 1.5 Baht (44 designs)
 Complete Set: 65 Baht (unused), 44 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused sets
 Size: 31 x 31 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: The Thai Alphabet, known in Thai after its first consonant, i.e. (Ko Kai/Go Gai). In addition to the consonants, all the vowels and some combination letters (consonants with a vowel), i.e. and , are printed in the margins of the first sheet, while all numbers, tone marks and the signs used for abbreviations and for repetition, i.e. and , as well as that for silencing or changing final sounds, i.e. อ์ (the sign above the ), are printed in the margins of the second sheet.
 Related Link: Photographic Alphabet, Thai script, Thai Numerals