Friday, December 14, 2007

Thailand King S/S FDC

Thailand Souvenir Sheet FDC
Name: H.M. the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary (3rd Series)
Issue date: 2007 December 5th

Number: 833

White Elephants have been deemed important since the olden day. They have even major characteristics: white eyelids, a white roof to the mouth, white nails, white hair, white skin or skin that is the colour of a new clay pot, white tail hair and white testicles or having the colour of a new clay pot. It is traditionally believed that anyone who comes into possession of a white elephant will prosper and it is thus the symbol of those who have august power.

"Phra Sawet Adulyadej Phahon" is the name of the first Royal White Elephant that symbolizes the power of His Majesty the King. It is a male elephant belonging to the Prompong Family in the Atthatis Classification, named the Kamut. The colour of the body is that of the red lotus. It was born in the jungle in Krabi Province and was caught in 1965. Apart from Phra Sawet Adulyadej Phahon, there are twenty more White Elephants that symbolize the august power of the present Monarch.

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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