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Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi Palace)

Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi  Palace)

Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi  Palace) First Day Cover.

First Day Cover

Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi  Palace) Souvenir Sheet.
Souvenir Sheet

Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi  Palace) Full Sheet.

Full Sheet

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 Issue Name :

Phra Racha Wang Derm (Thonburi Palace)

 Issue Date : 2006-04-02
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 3 Baht (4 Designs)
 Details : After gaining independence from Burma in 1767, King Taksin the Great, had founded Thon buri as the new capital. When King Phra Buddha Yodfah Culaloke, (Rama I) ascended the throne, he moved the Siamese capital to the east bank of the Chao Phraya River and had the Grand Palace built as his residence. Thon Buri Palace, then, became known as "Phra Racha Wang Derm" (the original palace). Today it houses the Royal Thai Navy Headquarters.

The Throne Hall (3.00 Baht Design1) was bulit in 1768 at the same time that Thon Buri was founded as the capital. It was a venue for holding court and important ceremonies during the Thon Buri era.

King Taksin Shrine (3.00 Baht Design2) house a statue of King Taksin the Great, standing with a sword in ond hane.

The Two Chinese-style Residences (Keng Koo Lek and Keng Koo Yai) (3.00 Baht Design3) were built, combining both Thai and Chinese architecture that featured the root with Chinese paintings and window-frames with Thai-style carving.

King Pinklao's Residence (Keng Phra Pin) (3.00 Baht Design4) was built like American architecture. The upper floor was used as Royal residence.

Quantity of stamps : 1,200,000 stamps
Sheet Composition : 16 stamps per sheet (4 blocks of four)

Designer : Miss Mayuree Naknisorn (Thailand Post Company Limited)

Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour

FDC Price : 22.00 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 13,000 covers

Souvenir Sheet Price : 17.00 Baht
Quantity of S/Sheet : 100,000 sheets
 Size : 45 x 27 mm. (Horizontal)
 Printer : Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

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