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Postman's Uniform (1976)

 

Thai Postman's Uniform anno 1883    Thai Postman's Uniform anno 1935

Thai Postman's Uniform anno 1950    Thai Postman's Uniform anno 1974

 

 Issue Name: Postman's Uniform
 Thai Issue Name: ชุดเครื่องแบบบุรุษไปรษณีย์
 Issue Date: 1976/2519-08-04
 Cause: To publicize the history of the postman's uniform in Thailand and to show its development from 1883 up to 1974
 Catalogue Number: 1976/14-17
 Denomination: 1 Baht, 3 Baht, 4 Baht, 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 33 Baht, 88 Baht, 121 Baht, 198 Baht
 Complete Set:  440 Baht (unused), 198 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3,000,000 pieces for the first design and 1 million pieces each for the other 3 designs
 Printer: Suomen Pankin Setelipaino Bank of Finland Security Printing House, Finland
 Subject: Thai postmen in different periods, i.e. in 1883, 1935, 1950 and in 1974, respectively, and each in the uniform of his time and in front of a postbox of that era (fig.), as well as with in the background one or more objects that refer to the specific time period: in the 1883 design it shows the nation's first ever Post Office building near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (fig.); in the 1935 design it shows airplanes being deployed in the advent of airmail delivery (fig.); in the 1950 design it shows a postman delivering mail by a small paddle boat known in Thai as reua tae or sampan; and in the 1974 design the background shows a Kiosk Post Office
 Related Link: Thailand Post, postboxes, Philatelic Museum, Bangkok 1983 International Stamp Exhibition (2nd Series), Bangkok 1983 International Stamp Exhibition (3rd Series)