Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Thailand's Rose Postage Stamp 2006

It's the time of a year again to celebrate the month of love. This year, like last year, Thailand Post has issued the "Rose" postage stamp in the vertical shape. The rose featured in this year stamp is "Chulalongkorn" rose, a hybrid between a European rose and a Chinese rose. The rose was named after His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) by the Royal consort, Her Highness Princes Jao Dara Rasamee in remembrance of her Royal husband. In fact, H.H. Princess Jao Dara Rasamee had her own experimental farm in Dara Pirom Palace in Mae Rim district, Chaingmai province. One of her favorite species of rose is this beautiful "Chulalongkorn" rose which has a long straight stem with a big dark pink flower and a strong sweet fragrance. Thus, the "Chulalongkorn" rose stamp is a perfect love memorabilia.


Release Date: 7 February 2006
Number of Copies: 1,000,000
Type: Sheet of 10
Value (in THB): 5.00 ฿
Printing Style: Embossed Lithography
Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
Design: Parichart Tassanathep