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King Wachirawut Centennial (1981) ●

 

 

 Issue Name:

King Vajiravudh Centennial Anniversary

 Thai Issue Name:

ฉลองพระบรมราชสมภพครบ 100 ปี ร.6  

 Issue Date:

1981/2524-01-01

 Cause:

To celebrate the Centenary of King Wachirawut, who was born on Thursday 1 January 1880

 Catalogue Number:

1981/1

 Denomination:

0.75 Baht

 Unused Value:

35 Baht

 Used Value:

6 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

n/c

 Size:

45 x 27 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

6,000,000 pieces

 Printers:

Harrison & Sons Co., Ltd., England

 Subject:

Portrait of King Wachirawut in an oval white frame against a dark orange background decorated with golden kanok motifs. The orange corresponds to the colour of Thursday according to the sih prajam wan-system, i.e. the birthday of King Rama VI. On the white oval frame, printed in black, is −on the right side− the text: King Vajiravudh's Centennial Anniversary; and in Thai −on the left side− an equivalent of this text, i.e.: Phra Boromma Racha Somphop Krob 100 Pih (พระบรมราชสมภพ ครบ ๑๐๐ ปี), as well as the date 1 January  2524 BE ( มกราคม ๒๕๒๔). At the bottom of the white frame is a golden vajra, i.e. the symbol of this King that also refers to his name, which literally means ĎArmed with a Vajra’. At the top of the oval frame, above the portrait, is the Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut, i.e. the Great Crown of Victory, a golden chadah-like crown (fig.), that belongs to the Royal Regalia called kakuthaphan in Thai.

 Related Link:

Rama VI, Wachirawut, Vajiravudh, vajra, BE, Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut, chadah, kakuthaphan, Phra, borom, racha, somphop, sih prajam wan, kanok