Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (1998)



 Issue Name:

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

 Thai Issue Name:


 Issue Date:



To celebrate the occasion when Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University was awarded the excellence prize for using its long-distance teaching and learning program, as well as to promote this system.

 Catalogue Number:



2 Baht

 Unused Value:

5 Baht

 Used Value:

3 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

Unused stamp


27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

2,000,000 pieces


Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


Design reflecting the concept of a lifelong education, which is the mission of the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, which was named in honour of King Prajadhipok, who once held the title Prince Sukhothai Thammaracha (i.e. Dhammaracha) prior his accession to the throne as King Rama VII. In the background are the Thai letters มสธ (MST), i.e. the University's acronym, whilst in the top left corner is its symbol, which, besides a phum-shaped background and a plaque with the text mahawithayahlai (มหาวิทยาลัย), i.e. ‘university, as well as a banner with the name Sukhothai Thammathirat (สุโขทัยธรรมาธิราช), also has the royal emblem of King Prajadhipok (fig.), i.e. the Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut or ‘Great Crown of Victory’, above the discus-and-trident emblem of the Royal House of Chakri (fig.), and a rack with arrows known as the Prajadhipok Saktitejana. The logo and text on the stamp are in dark green, the colour of choice of this university, which corresponds to Wednesday in the sih prajam wan system, the day of the week on which Rama VII was born (fig.).

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Sukhothai, Prajadhipok, Rama VII, Dhammaracha, Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut, chadah, discus, trident, Chakri, phum, Prajadhipok Saktitejana, mahawithayahlai, sih prajam wan