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International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play


International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play



International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play First Day Cover.

First Day Cover



International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play Souvenir Sheet.
Souvenir Sheet




International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play Full Sheet.

Full Sheet




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 Issue Name :

International Letter Writing Week 2008 Commemorative Stamps - Thai Shadow Play

 Issue Date : 2008-10-04
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 3 Baht (4 Designs)
 Details : The Shadow Play is one of the most ancient forms of cultural enterment and dates back to the time of Alexander the Great, who celebrate his victory over Egypt and proclaimed his dignity and power by having a Shadow Play performed. Today the Shadow Play in Thailand has undergone tremendous changes but some major characters still feature in performances.

Design1: The Richi Puppet is considered to be Master of the performance. Each movements must lend an atmosphere of solemnity to the performance and his style is serious and dignified.

Design2: The Puppet of the God Siva comes next to the Richi. People in general refer to this character as the Bull because the puppet is carved into the image of Siva riding on the Usupharaj Bull. The manipulation of this puppet demands more artistic skill from the performer than do the other fingers. For this reason, the performance will display his best skills in controlling the character.

Design3: The Prai Na Bot is a puppet dicting the character of a young man carrying a flag or a lotus flower in his hand. He represents the performer who recites the involcation and gives comments on certain issuesto the audiencd


Quantity of stamps: 900,000 Stamps
Sheet Composition: 20 stamps per sheet

Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer :
Design1,3,4 - Prapan Suwan
Design2 - Photography was permitted by Suchart Sapsin

Souvenir Sheet Price: 18 Baht
Quantity of S/Sheet: 100,000 Sheets

FDC Price: 20 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 15,000 covers
FDC Designer: Adisorn Pradit (Thailand Post Company Limited)
 Size : 27 x 45 mm. (Vertical)
 Printer : Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


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