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International Letter Writing Week - Thai Garlands (1987)

 

malai tum or floral tassel    malai piya or tasseled garland

malai khlong meua or wrist garland    malai song chai or double-ended garland

 

 Issue Name:

International Letter Writing Week - Thai Garlands

 Thai Issue Name:

สัปดาห์สากลแห่งการเขียนจดหมาย - พวงมาลัย

 Issue Date:

1987/2530-10-04

 Cause:

To commemorate the 1987 International Letter Writing Week, with designs 1, 3 and 4 being winning designs from the 1984 International Letter Writing Week drawing competition on Thai Garlands, whereas design 2 was created by a staff member of the Communications Authority of Thailand.

 Catalogue Number:

1987/25-28

 Denomination:

2 Baht, 3 Baht, 5 Baht, 7 Baht

 Unused Value:

5 Baht, 10 Baht, 15 Baht, 20 Baht

 Complete Set: 

50 Baht (unused), 25 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set

 Size:

45 x 27 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

3 million pieces for the first design; and 2 million pieces for each of the other designs

 Printer:

Société Nouvelle Cartor Starl, France

 Subject:

Various types of fresh Thai-style floral garlands, in Thai generally known as puang malai (fig.): 1. malai tum or floral tassel; 2. malai piya or tasseled garland; 3. malai khlong meua or wrist garland; 4. malai song chai or double-ended garland.

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