Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thailand King M/S FDC

Minisheet self-made FDC
Holographic and Gold Foil Stamp in this Sheet
Thailand Minisheet FDC
Name: H.M. the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary (2nd Series)
Issue date: 2007 December 5th
Number: 832

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet) (born Monday, December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit) , is the current King of Thailand. Officially styled "the Great" (Thai: มหาราช, Maharaja) , he is also known as Rama IX. Having reigned since June 9, 1946, he is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-serving monarch in Thai history.

Although Bhumibol is a constitutional monarch, he has several times made decisive interventions in Thai politics, including the 2005-2006 Thai political crisis. He was credited with facilitating Thailand's transition to democracy in the 1990s, although in earlier periods of his reign he supported military regimes. Most recently, he endorsed the military junta which overthrew the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra during the September 2006 coup. A billionaire and one of the wealthiest men in the world, Bhumibol used part of his great wealth to fund development projects, particularly in rural areas. He is immensely popular in Thailand, and is revered as a semi-divine figure by many Thais. Critics, mostly outside Thailand, attribute this status to the suppression of criticism of the monarchy.

Bhumibol was born in the United States and educated primarily in Switzerland. Bhumibol is also an accomplished musician, artist, and sailor. More...

1st Series's FDC, 2nd Series's FDC, 3rd Series's FDC

This is an excellent FDC which was sent from Na Phra Lan Post Office which opposite the Grand Palace. So this is exactly relevant post office FDC.

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