Monday, October 1, 2012

Thailand - Provincial Emblem 2009 (4th Series)

Provincial Emblem (4th Series) Postage Stamps

Country / Post: Thailand
Date of Issue: 09 September 2009
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

Design1: Phuket - A depiction of the Two Heroines Monument. This monument was buit to commemorate the heroic acts of two brave women, Thao Thepkasatree aand Thao Srisunthorn, who protected the town of Thalang from a Burmese attack.
Design2: Maha Sarakham - A depiction of a large tree against a rice field, signifying the Province's peace and prosperity generated by its fertile agricultural lands.
Design3: Mukdaharn - A depiction of Prasarts (celestial abode) with the middle Prasart housing the Mukdaharn gem on a pedestal tray resting on a piece of devine cloth.
Design4: Mae Hong Son - A depiction of an elephant in an expanse of water denoting the training of wild elephants for military and other works.
Design5: Yasothon - A depiction of two lions facing a Chedi in the middle with a lotus flower below. The lions symbolize the founding of the city of Yasothon in the two original settlements of Baan Singh Tha Derm and Baan Singh Khok. The Chedi in the emblem represents Pra That Phra Anond Chedi, a stupa most revered by the people of Yasothon while the lotus flower is the symbol of Ubon Ratchathani, the province that Yasothorn was a part of prior to 15 March 1972.
Design6: Yala - A depiction of a tin mine, denoting the rich tin ore resources in the Province. In the past, tin mining was Yala residents main occupation.
Design7: Roi Et - A depiction of Bueng Phlan Chai, a clean freshwater lake in the central area of the city of Roi Et, signifying the local residents kind, generous and peace-loving nature as well as the Province's abundant food supplies. The City Pillar Shrine is revered by and Roi Et residents and is their focal point. The Maha Chedi Chaimongkala symbolizes a prosperous Buddhist town. Number 101 denotes an ancient and great city of Saketnakorn. Roi Et is the only province in Thailand whose name can be written as a number.
Design8: Ranong - A depiction of a Prasart (celestial abode) situated on a hill top with a Thai number 5 resting on a pedestal tray. King Rama V was the first Thai monarch to visit Ranong and stayed in a residence on top of Niweskhiri Hill. The Thai Number 5 symbolizes King Rama V while the Prasart represents the Rattanarangsan Palace, the hill in this depiction is the Niweskhiri Hill and the pedestal tray represents the people of Ranong.
Design9: Rayong - A depiction of Samed Island showing a coconut tree and the pavillion of King Rama V. Samed Island is a major landmark of Rayong Province, located off the coast of Pae Sub Sub-district in Muang District. The coconut tree denotes the abundance of coconut trees on the Island. King Rama V's Pavillion. King Rama V had a pavllion build as a private residence for his visits to Samed Island.
Design10: Ratchaburi - A depiction of Phra Sang Khan Chaisri, a royal sword, on a stair and a pair of royal slippers on a gold pedestal tray in circle with Kranok design. These royal paraphernalia signify the Thai kingship.

Quantity of stamps : 500,000 pieces per design
Composition : 10 stamps per sheet
Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer: Udorn Niyomthum (Thailand Post Company Limited)

FDC Price : 102 Baht (Salable at a set of 10 covers)
Quantity of FDC : 12,000 covers
Size : 38 m.m. Diameter
Printer :  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

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