NEXT | PREVIOUS | THAI PHILATELIC CATALOGUE | FULL YEAR

THAI POSTAGE STAMPS

 

 

Royal Wedding Anniversary (2010)

 

King Bhumiphon and Queen Sirikit as newly wed couple in 1950  King Bhumiphon and Queen Sirikit as royal couple in 2010

 

 Issue Name:

Royal Wedding Anniversary

 Thai Issue Name:

๕๐ ปี ราชาภิเษกสมรส

 Issue Date:

2010/2553-04-28

 Cause:

To commemorate six decades of the Royal Marriage, which took place on 28 April 1950 at the royal residence of Queen Savang Vadhana, the Queen Grandmother, at Wang Sra Pathum and in the presence of General Mangkorn Phromyothi (มังกร พรหมโยธี), then Minister of Interior, who oversaw the ceremony and presented the marriage certificate for signature to the couple and the witnesses

 Catalogue Number:

2010/22-23

 Denomination:

15 Baht (both designs)

 Unused Value:

22 Baht (both designs)

 Complete Set:

44 Baht (unused), 10 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set

 Size:

40.8 x 52.46 mm (in hearth-shape) and 60 x 60 mm (in square perforation)

 Quantity of Stamps:

1,000,000 pieces per design

 Printer:

Cartor Security Printing S.A., France

 Subject:

King Bhumiphon and Queen Sirikit as newly wed couple in 1950 and the King and Queen as royal couple in 2010. The pink background of the first design expresses the wish for a long life in good health, since royal astrologers in 2007 determined it was a good colour for the King's health when he was being treated for heart problems and other ailments, a declaration that prompted the King to start wearing a pink shirt and blazer in public, which in turn sparked a pink shirt craze among his subjects. The yellow background colour of the second design refers to the colour of the King's birthday. The six small hearts, embossed in gold on each stamp represent six decades of the Royal Marriage.

 Related Link:

Bhumiphon, Sirikit, sih prajam wan, Savang Vadhana, Wang Sra Pathum, Queen Sri Savarindira blessing King Bhumiphon