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The Longest Reign Celebrations (1st Series) - King Bhumipon (1988)

 

King Bhumipon Adunyadet

 

 Issue Name: The Longest Reign Celebrations (1st Series)
 Thai Issue Name: รัชมังคลาภิเษก (ชุดที่ 1)
 Issue Date: 1988/2531-07-02
 Cause: To commemorate King Rama IX's Longest Reign Celebrations, which were held on 2 July 1988
 Catalogue Number: 1988/15
 Denomination: 2 Baht
 Unused Value: 60 Baht
 Used Value: 8 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 4,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Cartor S.A., France
 Subject: Portrait of King Bhumipon Adunyadet, i.e. Rama IX, in fully decorated royal ceremonial robe. In black, at bottom of the portrait is the Thai text Rao Ja Khrong Phaen Din Dohy Thamma Pheua Phrayoht Suk Haeng Maha Chon Chaht Chao Sayaam (เราจะครองแผ่นดินโดยธรรม เพื่อประโยชน์สุขแห่งมหาชนชาวสยาม), i.e. the traditional Oath of Accession for a righteous monarch (dhammaracha) according to the principles of the Buddhist ideology of classical kingship, and which freely translates as We will reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people. The frame of the postage around the portrait is white, while the letters are printed in blue and the number in red, representing the three colours of the thong chaht, i.e. the Thai national flag.
 Related Link: Rama IX, Bhumipon Adunyadet, dhammaracha, thamma, maha, chaht, Chao, Sayaam, thong chaht, 60th Anniversary of King Bhumiphon's Accession to the Throne - 2nd Series