Thaipex '87 - Precious Thai Handicrafts (1987)





 Issue Name: Thailand Philatelic Exhibition 1987 (Thaipex '87)
 Thai Issue Name: งานแสดงตราไปรษณียากรแห่งชาติ 2530
 Issue Date: 1987/2530-08-04
 Cause: To commemorate the 8th National Philatelic Exhibition, which was held from 4 to 8 August 1987 at Chidlom Central Department Store in Bangkok and to publicize precious Thai handicrafts, which are made under the royal SUPPORT (Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques) project, which is under the patronage of Queen Sirikit Kitthiyagon.
 Catalogue Number: 1987/8-11
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 2 Baht, 6 Baht, 6 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht, 7 Baht, 18 Baht, 18 Baht
 Complete Set:  50 Baht (unused), 28 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 45 x 27 mm for designs 1 and 2; and 27 x 45 mm for designs 3 and 4
 Quantity of Stamps: 3 million pieces for the first and second design; and 1 million pieces for each of the other designs
 Printer: Société Nouvelle Cartor Starl, France
 Subject: Precious Thai Handicrafts: 1. a golden peacock, which is a decorative symbol of Queen Sirikit Kitthiyagon (fig.); 2. golden mirrors, of which one is adorned at the top with a chadah-style crown, while the other has a naga-shaped handle; 3. a golden nahm mon urn with a lotus-shaped knot on the lid, and used to contain water that has been infused with magical powers or has received a blessing from a monk during a sacred ceremony, as well as two fruit-shaped golden fingers bowls, that both have a tray in the shape of a sacred bodhi tree-leaf (fig.); 4. a golden hong-shaped vase (fig.). Every stamp also has the logo of the 1987 National Philatelic Exhibition, i.e. the wording THAIPEX'87, centered in between four adjacent curves, one for each quadrant of an inverted circle, forming a star-like graph.
 Related Link: Thaipex, Bangkok, nahm mon, peacock, hong, bodhi, bodhi tree, Sirikit Kitthiyagon, naga, chadah, lotus, 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (2nd Series) - Thai Silk