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Thailand-Vatican Joint Issue (2014)

 

Appointment of missionaries prior to their mission to Siam and the St. Joseph Church in Ayutthaya

 

 Issue Name: Thailand-Vatican Joint Issue
 Thai Issue Name: ความร่วมมือไทย-วาติกัน
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-08-15
 Cause: To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Synod of Ayutthaya in 1664, which marked the beginning of Christianity in Thailand
 Catalogue Number: 2014/39
 Denomination: 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht
 Used Value 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 30 x 40.5 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: 1960 Oil-painting by Mr. Remi Mel, depicting the appointment of missionaries in 1659, prior to their mission to Siam, and whom in 1664 organized the Synod of Ayutthaya, which marked the beginning of Christianity in Thailand. On the right is the present St. Joseph Church, the first Roman Catholic establishment in Siam, and in the right top corner are the national flags of Thailand and of the Vatican, and in Thai numbers the dates 2207 (๒๒๐๗) and 2557 (๒๕๕๗) BE, i.e. 1664 and 2014 AD.
 Related Link: St. Joseph Church, Siam, Ayutthaya, BE