Issue Number: TH-1069
Issue Name: 150th Anniversary of the ITU Commemorative Stamp
Issue Date: 2015-05-17
Denomination: 3 baht
Designer: Mr. Taneth Ponchaiwong
Printing Process: Lithography multi-colour
Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps
Size: 48x30mm (Horizontal – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details: Connect the World with Advanced Technology
Established in 1865, International Telecommunication Union or ITU is one of the organizations with long history and specialized agency of United Nations in information and communication technology or ICT. There are 193 member countries, headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland, and 12 regional offices worldwide. Core objectives are to develop information technology and communication network, facilitate radio frequency, and satellite orbit. Moreover, ITU is responsible for setting standards of worldwide telecommunication to ensure efficient and complete access of users.
Thailand has been member of ITU since April 20, 1883. The graphic design used for this commemorative stamp set represents modern telecommunication with symbol of 150th anniversary of ITU, combining with Thai identity in the world community. These stamp sets will be available for sales on May 17, 2015, which is the 150th anniversary of MOU signing of International telegraph in Paris, France, the beginning of International Telegraph Union that later become ITU. The date also marks the importance of Global Telecommunication and ICT Day.
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