TH-1063: Red Cross 2015

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Issue Number: TH-1063
Issue Name: Red Cross 2015 Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-03-30
Denomination: 3 baht
Designer: Mrs. Parichart Thatsanatheb (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)
Printer: n/a
Printing Process: Lithography, multi-color
Quantity of Stamps: 800,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet
Perforation: unk.
Size: 30 x 48mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: Celebration of the 60th Birthday Anniversary of the Patron, Director of Thai Red Cross

This year , Thai Red Cross commemorative stamp represents the royal portrait of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Red Cross uniform. She has been appointed by H.M. The King to be the patron, Director of Thai Red Cross since 1977 when she was 22 years old. She has closely supervised and developed activities of Thai Red Cross to ensure prompt support for people who suffer from accidents. She has contributed herself to activities with determination, visiting victims of environmental disasters. She sacrifices a lot to contribute to Thai Red Cross Society until now. The stamp depicts the Princess’s royal portrait wearing Thai Red Cross Society uniform.

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Friday Photos #9: Old Town Festival

Photo ©2015 by Phuket News

My favorite local celebration is the Phuket Old Town Festival, now in it’s 16th year.  Held annually immediately following Chinese New Year, it’s three days of blocked-off streets, massive crowds, all manner of performances – cultural and musical – booths selling many different souvenirs and articles of clothing, and an endless variety of delicious food.  There is so much to see and do that I never fail to attend all three nights.  This year was a bit odd as the festivities began (with a massive parade) on a Thursday so as not to disturb the popular Sunday-evening Walking Street.

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Friday Photos #8: Koh Siray School

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I began working at Koh Sirae School – on the island just to the east of Phuket Town – as a fill-in teacher after our two previous instructors there quit.  In the blink of an eye, I went from a relatively light weekly schedule of teaching Business English in-house for my agency’s language school to one that completely exhausts me.  I do love this school – and it’s a quick 20-minute bus trip form my home – but I haven’t quite adjusted to the drastic decrease in my free time.  I haven’t had as much time to concentrate on activities such as reading, stamp collecting or blogging. 

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Friday Photos #7: A Queen In Patong

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No.  This isn’t a photo-essay about the infamous lady-boys (AKA, katoeys) who inhabit this western Phuket version of “Sin City.”  It is a rare occasion indeed when I will venture to the hedonistic tour mecca that is Patong, but the largest of the famed Cunard Line’s ocean liners making a rare port-of-call at my island home was reason enough this week.

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TH-1062: Chinese New Year 2015

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Issue Number:  TH-1062
Issue Name:  Chinese New Year 2015 Postage Stamps
Issue Date:  2015-02-09
Denomination:  5 baht (2 designs)
Designer: Mr. Udorn Niyornthum (Thailand Post Company Ltd.)
Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
Printing Process:  Lithography, multi-color
Quantity of Stamps:  700,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)
Perforation:  unk.
Size:  30 x 40.5mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details:  “Golden Orange, Red Envelope”: The Fortune of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Stamp symbolizes the orange and ‘Angpao’ red envelope. “Orange” is the most popular fortune fruit for Chinese people as symbol of Chinese New Year. Giving orange represents best wishes to share fortune. Orange represents gold that Chinese often give to each other.

“Angpao” is another symbol of Chinese New Year as red envelope with banknotes. Seniors or people who have jobs will give Angpao to children or relatives who are still young to work. Red envelope also represents fortune and it implies that lives will be full of luck, no longer encounter bad things.

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TH-1061: Symbol Of Love

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Issue Number:  TH-1061
Issue Name:  Symbol Of Love Postage Stamp
Issue Date:  2015-02-09
Denomination:  5 baht
Designer: Miss Euamporn Supharoekchai (Thailand Post Company Ltd.)
Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
Printing Process:  Lithography, multi-color
Quantity of Stamps:  700,000 pieces
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet
Perforation:  unk.
Size:  31 x 31mm (measured from perforation to perforation)
Details:  “Love” The Meaningful Feeling of Relationship

February is full of happiness, showing love and care to persons who we would like to share best wishes. There are a lot of symbols of the day of love or Valentine’s Day. Various gifts or souvenirs that we share to others convey different meanings.

The symbol of love 2015 depicts a rose named “Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn” with perfumed ink to commemorate 60th Anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

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