6/24/2009

CHILDREN ON THAI STAMPS

There are lots of item about children in Thai Stamps. the first iusse about children was issued for Children's Day 1960, it was Siamese Child. The set had 2 stamps, 50 Stang and 1 Baht.


The next set was issued for Children's day 1961, 2 stamps in this set, one was 20 Stang and another one was 2 Baht.


In 1962 there were 3 stamps/set that was issued for Children's Day. This year the stamps were about Mother and Child. Children's Day was issued in 1963, was about child and toys. There were 2 stamps / set, 50 Stang and 2 Baht.



In 1964 There was 1 set of Thai Stamps that was issued. This set was issued for 17th anniversary of UNICEF, this set was about mother and child, and UNICEF emblem. There were 50 Stang and 2 Baht. In this year didn't have issue about Children's day like as another year before.


The stamp that was issued for Children's Day was issued again in 1965. There were 2 stamps / set, one was about Child and Lotus Blossom, it was 50 Stang, another design was 1 Baht, it was about Boy with book walking up steps.


In 1966 There was a set of stamp about International letter Writing Week, that was issued to celebrate about writing letter but had design about children with family writing letter. This year didn't have issue about Children's Day, as same as 1967, 1968, 1969.



In 1970 There was issue about International Letter Writing Week. 4 stamps / set, designs :50 Stang was about children writing letter, 1 Baht about woman writing letter, 2 baht about two women reading letters, and 3 baht about man reading letter.

In 1971 there was issue for 25th anniversary of UNICEF, the design about UNICEF emblem and mother and child on 50 Stang. There wasn't any issue about Children's Day till 1974. There was 1 stamp for Children's Day, the design was about children and flowers on 75 Stang.


In 1975 there was issue about Children's Day on 75 Stang, the design was about boy plays Thai toy. In this year there was another issue about children, that was issued for United Nations Day. The design was about U.N. emblem, food and education for children on 75 Stang.




In 1976 there was stamp issued for Children's Day, it was 75 Stang children writing on slate.

In 1977 there were 2 sets of stamp about children. First issue was for National Children's Day, the design was about child casting shadow of man, on 1 Baht.


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Another set of stamps that had children on stamps was issued about International Writing Letter Week. The designs were about scenes from Thai Literature.

In 1978 there were 2 sets of stamp about children, first was issued for Children's day , the design was about children carrying flag of Thailand, on 75 Stang stamp.


Another set had design about mother and child with UN emblem. It was issued for United Nations Day.


In 1979 it was an International Year of the Child. There were 2 stamps / set, one design about children painting Thai Flag, another one was about children and children's SOS village, Tambol Bangpu. There both were 75 Stang.

In 1980 there was a set of stamp for Children's Day, both designed about children with family in rice field. As we know at that time child had to help family planted rice. There was the most occupation for Thai people in the country area.



In 1981 there were 2 sets of stamp issued about children, first one was issued for Children's Day. The second was issued for International Year of Disabled. The design was scout leader and boy on crutches. It was 75 Stang.


In 1982 there were 2 sets about children, first one was issued for Children's Day, the second was about Scouting Year. There both on 1.25 Baht.


In 1983 The issue about Children's Day had similar design as of 1982. There were about child helped family took care younger sister and helped clean the house.


In 1984 there wasn't stamp that issued about children. In 1985 there were 3 issues about children. First issue about Children's Day. There were 2 stamps / set, the designs were children's drawings, predestrins over pass, and climbing over pass,vert. Second issue was about UN Day, the design was about UN Child Survival Campaign on 2 Baht stamp. The last issue was about 12th Asian-Pacific Dental Congress, in Bangkok, Thailand,December 5-10, 1985. The design was about child with dentist.


In 1986 there was one issue for National Children's Day. The design was children picking lotus, by Areeya Makarabhundhu age 12 years. In 1987 the stamp for Children's Day was about child drawing, and it has continuous design. In this year there was a set of stamp that was issued like as semi-postal stamp, it was about 75th anniversary of National Scouting Movement, and 15th Asia-Pacific Conference Thailand. There designs were Scout saluting, community service, Scout activities, King and Queen at ceremony, and 15th Asia - Pacific conference.



In 1987 there was issue for Children's Day, the design was about children as students in school took their respect to their teachers in Thai culture, This culture or tradition still has nowadays, we call "Wai Kru". There is this tradition in every school, only one day on Thursday between June - July in each year. Each school will set their own day for this tradition.



In 1989 there were 2 sets of stamp issued in this year. First was about Children's Day. There were 4 designs in this set, all were from touch paining by blind youth. Floating Market by Thongbai Siyam, Flying Birds by Kwanchai Kerd-Daeng, Little Mermaid by Chalermpol Jiengmai, and Golden Fish by Natetip Korsantirak. The second set was about Thai Red Cross Society, 96th anniversary of International Red Cross and 125th anniversary of Red Crescent Organizations.


In 1990 there were stamp about children, first was about Population and Housing Census of 1990. The second was Children's Day, the designs were about children's sport.



In 1991 the Children's Day stamp set was about Children's Games, there were 2 Baht,3 Baht, 5 Baht and 6 Baht.



In 1992 the Children's Day stamp set was about children's drawing on the topic about "World Under the Sea". The designs were about Divers, Fish, Sea Grass, and Mermaid.



In 1993 the Children's Day stamp set still was about children's drawing. The designs was about River scene, Wild animals, Forest, and Trains planes and monorial.


In 1994 there was only 1 stamp about children, that was Children's Day 1994, the design was about children with play land.


In 1995 Children's Day stamp set was about children's drawing. The designs were Kites Decorate the Summer Sky, Trees and Streams, and Youths and Religion.



In 1996 the Children's Day stamp set was about painting of Buddha instructing people with Bring light, deer. The second design was about children, animal, person reclined. The last design was about Followers, large tree and river. Another stamp about children or relate with children was 50th Anniversary of UNICEF.


In 1997 the Children's Day stamp set was about children's paintings. The designs were Children processing fish and Monument children in praise.



In 1998 Children's Day stamps were from Winners in Yuvanadhana Foundation, "Sports Develop Mind and Body" drawing competition. The designs were Children in wheelchair race, Flying kites, Gymnastics, and Windsurfing. Another stamp was issued about children was Educational development.


In 1999 the Children's Day stamp still about painting from competition "Sports develop body and mind". The designs were Sepak Takraw (game of kiking ball over net), swimming, Volleyball and Equestrian sports.


The second set of stamp that design about children was issued in 1999 for World Youth Stamp Expo, 13th Asian International Stamp Expo or Bangkok 2000. The designs were painting about Thai children's games, Kite flying, Wheel rolling, Catching last on in line (children going under arms), and Snatching body from mother snake. The last stamp even if it didn't issue for children, but in the picture design about children and older persons. This stamp was issued for International Year of older Persons.



In 2000 there was Bangkok 2000: Stamp Exhibition that had designs about children in some stamp. This set was about Thai Ceremonies, 1st month blessing (family and baby), Tonsure, Teacher respect (teacher and 3 children), and Novice ordination.

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