Adoption of the Postal Code (1983) ●


1983/4    1983/5


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To mark one year of using postal codes in Thailand, as well as to celebrate the centenary of the beginning of the Thai Postal Service, as well as the issuing first of Thai postage stamps (fig.)

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1.25 Baht, 1.25 Baht

 Unused Value:

20 Baht, 20 Baht

 Complete Set:

40 Baht (unused), 10 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:



27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

5,000,000 pieces per design


The Government Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan


1. A postal envelope with the exact same postage stamp as design 1 and with the postcode 14140, i.e. the postal code of the amphur Chai Yoh (ไชโย) in the province of Angthong (fig.), as well as a number of other random Thai postal codes printed in white on the side of the envelope, and in red print the word Postcode, in both English and Thai. The other postcodes are: 10200 for the khet Phra Nakhon in Bangkok (fig.); 64110 for the amphur Sawankhalok in the province Sukhothai (fig.); 63000 for the amphur Meuang in Tak (fig.); 90110 for Hat Yai (หาดใหญ่) in Songkhla (fig.); 34160 for Det Udom (เดชอุดม) in Ubon Ratchathani (fig.); 42180 for Phu Kradeung (ภูกระดึง) in Loei (fig.); and 80120 for the Sichon (สิชล) in Nakhon Sri Thammarat (fig.); 2. Random Thai postal codes in various colours against a dark blue background, some the same as on the first design and additionally the following postal codes: 10500 for the khet Bang Rak (บางรัก) in Bangkok (fig.); 73140 for the amphur Kamphaeng Saen (กำแพงแสน) in the province of Nakhon Pathom (fig.); and 84170 for Tha Channa (ท่าชนะ) in Surat Thani (fig.). The postcode 10500, of Bang Rak district in Bangkok, is placed in the center and highlighted in white, to indicate that it is home to the General Post Office, located on Charoen Krung Road (fig.)

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first issue of Thai postage stamps, meuang, amphur, khet, jangwat, Angthong, Bangkok, Sawankhalok, Sukhothai, Tak, Songkhla, Ubon Ratchathani, Loei, kradeung, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Nakhon Pathom, Surat Thani, General Post Office, Charoen Krung