Royal Cremation Ceremony of H.M. King Bhumiphon (2017)









 Issue Name:

Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

 Thai Issue Name:

พระราชพิธีถวายพระเพลิงพระบมศพ พระทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรภูมิพลอดุลยเดช บรมนาถบพิตร

 Issue Date:



To commemorate the Royal Cremation Ceremony of H.M.  Bhumipon Adunyadet

 Catalogue Number:



9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 9 Baht

 Unused Value:

9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 9 Baht, 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 9 Baht

 Complete Set: 

99 Baht (unused), 13 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:



Designs 2017/32-40: 50 x 33 mm; Designs 2017/41 and 43: 51 x 33 mm; Design 2017/42: 33 x 51 mm; Design 2017/44: 31 x 51 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

3,000,000 pieces each per design


Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


Designs 2017/32-40: Nine portraits of King Bhumipon Adunyadet, each with in the top right corner the silhouette of his head in gold and with a denomination of 9 baht, which refers to his Crown Title, i.e. Rama IX. Though mostly in civilian dress, in Designs 2017/33 and 2017/36, he is wearing a military uniform, namely of the Army and of the Air Force respectively and with the ranks of Field Marshal (fig.) and Marshal of the Royal Air Force (fig.); 2017/41: Royal Urn of King Rama IX topped by the nine-tired Royal Umbrella, known in Thai as koht (fig.) and chattra (fig.) respectively; Design 2017/42: Royal Palanquin or rachakaanhaam, used for transporting the Royal Urn to and from the Royal Chariot and to the Cremation Hall; Design 2017/43: Royal Chariot, in Thai known as rajarot (fig.) topped with a busabok (fig.) to house the Royal Urn and used for transporting the urn over longer distances in ritual ceremony; Design 2017/44: the Royal Cremation Hall at Sanam Luang and known as Phra Meru Mas (พระเมรุมาศ), pronounced Phra Mehn Maht and meaning Golden Crematorium’ or  ‘Brimstone Crematorium. The total sum of the denomination of all 13 stamps is 99 Baht, i.e. a double nine, with nine being an auspicious number in Thailand.

 Related Link:

Bhumipon Adunyadet, Rama IX, nine, baht, chat, palanquin, Army, koht, chattra, rajarot, racha, kaanhaam, 100th Anniversary of the National Museum, busabok, Arts of the Kingdom (1st Series), The Longest Reign Celebrations (3rd Series), Phra, Meru, Sanam Luang