Monday, October 1, 2012

Thailand - Provincial Emblem 2007 (1st Series)

Provincial Emblem Postage Stamps (1st Series)

Country / Post: Thailand
Date of Issue: 11 October 2007
Primary theme: National symbols (Coats of Arms)
Subject: Provincial Emblem Stamps
Width: 45.5 mm
Height: 45.5 mm
Denomination: 3.00 THB
Number in set: 10
Layout/Format: Miniature Sheet of 10 of 10 Designs
: 13 by 13
Stamp issuing authority: The Communications Authority of Thailand
Details : The Emblem of Province, The Local Symbol
Province is called "Changwat" in Thai which change from "Muang" since King Rama VI. Thailand is devided into 75 provinces and special governed districts : the capital Bangkok, of which is also at a province level. So some Thai people count Bangkok as a province, making Thailand has 76 provinces.
The seals of the provinces in Thailand are derived from the official seals of the provincial governors during the period of absolute monarchy and the seals on the scouts' standards during the fourteen cycles or the Monthon admistration in the reigns if King Rama VI and King Rama VII. In 1941, the government, under the preniership of Field Marshal of Fine Arts was responsible for designing the seal according to the wishes of each province. Today, when a new province is established, the seal of the new province will be designed and some of former seals may have to be been changed or adjusted as appropriate.
The first stamp series have 20 stamps of first provincial emblem sorted by Thai alphabet of their name are following:
Bangkok Metropolis

- Indra God sumounting the Erawan Elephant
- Crossed swords with the Chawa Prap Mountain and the sea in the background
- The Three Chedi Outpost
- The grass, a black pool, the mountains and the clouds
Kampaeng Phet
- The Province's boundary wall decorated with diamond studded Sema slabs
Khon Kaen
- Phra That Kham Kaen (A chedi on a wood Stump)
- A rabbit in the moon
- The former Ordination Hall of Sothorn Wararam Worawihan Temple
- The Sammuk Moutain by the coast on the Gulf of Thailand (Pattaya is located in this province)
Chai Nat
- The Dhamma Chakra Wheel placed in front of the mountain and borne by the Garuda
- The three pointed pennant of an ancient military troop
- A standing female Deity giving blesings in front of the military base and flanked on both sides by fig trees
Chiang Rai
- A white elephant and the clouds, with the image of a Naga serpent on the border of the seal
- A white elephant standing in an arched frame
- A lighthouse, a wharf and waves
- A light boat, a sailing boat and Koh Chang
- King Naruesuan the Great astride an elephant, pouring water as a sign of liberation from foreign domination
Nakhon Nayok
- An elephant holding a sheaf of rice, white a haystack in the background
Nakhon Pathom
- Phra Pathom Chedi decorated with the Thai numeral for the number 4 in the Great Crown of Victory
Nakhon Phanom
- Phra That Panom
Quantity of stamps: 1,000,000 pieces per design

Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different designs) (Salable at a set of 2 sheets)
Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour

Designer: Mr.Udon Niyomthum (Thailand Post Company Limited)
FDC Price: 202 Baht (Salable at a set of 20 covers)

Quantity of FDC: 13,000 covers
Size : 38 mm. diameter

Printer :  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chaiyaphum
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chumphon
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chiang Rai
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chiang Mai
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Trang
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Trat
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Tak
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Nakhon Nayok
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Nakhon Pathom
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Nakhon Phanom
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Bangkok
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Krabi
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Kanchanaburi
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Kalasin
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Kamphaeng Phet
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Khon Kaen
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chanthaburi
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chachoengsao
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chon Buri
Provincial Emblem Stamps - Chai Nat

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