Chakri Palace (1940) ●





 Issue Name:

Chakri Palace

 Thai Issue Name:


 Issue Date:

Between 1940/2483-05-13 and 1940/2483-05-30


To use for mail purposes and to publicize the Chakri Throne Hall.

 Catalogue Number:



0.02 Baht, 0.03 Baht, 0.05 Baht, 0.1 Baht, 0.15 Baht

 Unused Value:

300 Baht, 550 Baht, 350 Baht, 800 Baht, 1,400 Baht

 Complete Set: 

3,400 Baht (unused), 260 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:




 Quantity of Stamps:

2,600,000 pieces for design 1940/1; 900,000 pieces for design 1940/2; 3,600,000 pieces for design 1940/3; 4,000,000 pieces for design 1940/4; 1,800,000 pieces for design 1940/5. NOTE: 2,000 stamps of the 0.05 Baht design (1940/3) were mistakenly printed in green colour instead of the intended purple, after one printing block of the 0.05 Baht (5 Satang) had wrongly been inserted in the 7th position on the 6th row of the mold of the 0.03 Baht stamps (design 1940/2). The error wasn't noticed until after 2,000 sheets had already been fully printed and 92 of those had already been sold to the public. After the discovery, the wrong print was removed from the remaining 1,908 sheets and sent to the archives of the Post Office. The first 2,000 sheets of the green 0,03 Baht issue thus had only 99 usable stamps per sheet, instead of 100. The use of these stamps discontinued on 1 January 1942, due to forgeries that were appearing.


The Royal Thai Survey Department


The Chakri Throne Hall, in Thai known as Phra Tihnang Chakri Maha Prasat, i.e. the main palace building at Phra Rachawang, the Grand Palace in Bangkok. On the right side is a Garuda and in the top left corner are some curly kanok motifs

 Related Link:

Chakri Throne Hall, Phra Thihnang, Chakri, Maha, Prasat, Phra Rachawang, Bangkok, Garuda, kanok, Royal Thai Survey Department