Thaipex '89 - Postboxes (1989)


letter posting box, 1973 model    letter posting box, 1953 model    letter posting box, 1926 model

letter posting box, 1911 model    letter posting box, 1883 model


 Issue Name:

Thailand Philatelic Exhibition 1989 (Thaipex '89)

 Thai Issue Name:

งานแสดงตราไปรษณียากรแห่งชาติ 2532

 Issue Date:



Commemorative stamps for the 9th Thailand Philatelic Exhibition, held from 4-13 August 1989 at Central Plaza Lad Phrao

 Catalogue Number:



2 Baht, 3 Baht, 4 Baht, 5 Baht, 6 Baht

 Unused Value:

10 Baht, 11 Baht, 13 Baht, 14 Baht, 17 Baht

 Complete Set: 

65 Baht (unused), 40 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set


45 x 27 mm (48 x 30 mm incl. white border)

 Quantity of Stamps:

3,000,000 pieces for the first design; 1,000,000 pieces for each of the other designs


Harrison & Sons (Hayes & High Wycombe) Ltd., England


Various Thai letter posting boxes (fig.), with the Thaipex '89 logo, as well as different post offices in the background: 1. prevailing postbox in use since 1973; 2. postbox used since 1953 at lesser provincial post offices, where the volume of mail was small; 3. postbox used since 1926 at post offices in the metropolis, as well as in the provinces, where the volume of mail was large, and in the background the building of the Chiang Mai General  Post Office, which since 1990 houses the Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum (fig.); 4. the Bang Rak General Post Office building (fig.) and a postbox which was imported and presumably first used in 1911, with the first lot being imported from England, whilst later in the reign of King Rama VI, they were imported from Singapore; 5. postbox which was sent as a gift by the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the introduction of the Thai Postal Service in 1883, with in the background the nation's first ever Post Office building near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (fig.).

 Related Link:

Philatelic Museum, Postman's Uniform, Bangkok 1983 International Stamp Exhibition (3rd Series), Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum, ASEAN Mailboxes (2016), Bangkok