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National Children's Day 2008 Commemorative Stamps

National Children's Day 2008 Commemorative Stamps

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National Children's Day 2008 Commemorative Stamps

 Issue Date : 2008-01-12
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 3 Baht (5 Designs)
 Details : The Postage Stamp of Children's Day of Year 2008 for 5 selections which were awarded in the 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (BANGKOK 2007) Postage Stamp Painting Competition. Fine Art Filling for Thailand Project by Mr.Chalermchai Kositpipat, the first visual arts honoree for the inaugural Silpathorn Award, and Mr.Apichai Piromrak, a sculpture and lithography artist, Silpakorn University to be honorable commitee for this competition.

Design 1: Walk on high stilts Kok-kek is a toy in suburb. Kok-kek is made of 2 stilts. The player has to balance his stand on cock's spur of each stilt, to use hands to hold each stilt, and ready for step by step for left and right. This has use the walking and runnung for the competition.

Design 2: Kiting flying - The person know how to flying kite since an old time. Kiting flying is the game which needs the competent, astuteness in order to compete the wind flowing or so called "dtit lom bon" (to be floted on the upper wind). This game is for entertainment and also competition.

Design 3: A Puppet show (or Hun Krabok) is one of the fine art shows which have people to raise the made puppet. The head till neck is made from the sculptured wood in order to imitate the real person. The body of the puppet is made from bamboo and to be worn with the cylinder shirt with no sleeves that embroider with silver thread, golden thread, and sequins braided, similar to Kohn.

Design 4: Candle Buddhist Lent (or Thien Phansa) has been starting since the Buddhist ancient time. The Buddhist will bring the big and longer candle to provide to the Buddhist priest for lighting the Buddhist Lent period. At the beginning by bringing a lot of small candles and binfing together to be stem and attached on the base. Later it developed to mold all the small candles to be one and had the beautiful sculpture on it.

Design 5: The mysterious principle (or Kwan Khao). Thai people believe that in the rice plant has the soul called "Mae Phosop" or Mae Kwan Khao. So they have the rite in order to please Mae Phosop and also to convey the gratefulness to rice. This will have 4 times rite: the plowing and the rice planning time, setting up and ear of paddy time, harvest and rice carrying time, and carrying to barn.

Quantity of stamps : 1,000,000 pieces per design
Composition : 20 stamps per sheet (4 strips of 5)

Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Design 1: Kemtis Kumsrijan (Baan Pukan Home of Children's Art, Bangkok)
Design 2: Natapol Saelim (Anuban Patai Wittaya School, Nakhonpatom)
Design 3: Sirada Chokeyangkul (St.Luice School, Chacheongsao)
Design 4: Salinthip Jitnak (Baan Silapa Rak Sin School)
Design 5: Amornthep Jitnak (Pakchong School, Nakhonratchasrima)

FDC Price : 10 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 13,000 covers
FDC Designer : Mr.Thaneth Ponchaiwong (Thailand Post Company Limited)
 Size : 48 x 30 mm. (Horizontal-measured from perforation to perforation)
 Printer : Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand

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