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120th Anniversary of the King's Own Body Guard (1988)

 

King Rama V

 

 Issue Name:

120th Anniversary of the King's Own Body Guard

 Thai Issue Name:

ครบรอบ 120 ปี ทหารมหาดเล็ก

 Issue Date:

1988/2531-11-11

 Cause:

To commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the King's Own Body Guard

 Catalogue Number:

1988/35

 Denomination:

2 Baht

 Unused Value:

90 Baht

 Used Value:

12 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

Unused stamp

 Size:

45 x 27 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

3,000,000 pieces

 Printer:

Cartor S.A., France

 Subject:

Portrait of King Rama V, the founder of the King's Own Body Guard, in a oval frame against a red background. Above, the golden frame is adorned with the King's Royal Cipher, while below is the emblem of the 1st Infantry Regiment, which previously was the King's personal emblem as the commander of the King's Own Body Guard, the regiment of which King Chulalongkorn is here wearing the uniform (fig.). The emblem consists of a shield with a depiction of Erawan, the three-headed elephant, flanked on the left by a gajasingha holding a scimitar and on the right by a singha holding some ears of rice. Underneath it is a banner with the Thai text Rachawanlop (ราชวัลลภ), which means Royal Guards, whilst above is a phaan topped with a chadah-like crown with a glowing tip and flanked on either side by multi-layered parasols called chat.

 Related Link:

Rama V, Ceremonial Dress of the Royal Guards of Honour, Erawan, elephant, Chulalongkorn, gajasingha, singha, phaan, chadah, chat