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King Nang Klao (Rama III), the Father of Thai Trade Commemorative Stamp
The Father of Thai Trade
King Nang Klao Chao Youhua, the third king of the Chakri Dynasty, kept himself busy with things pertaining to incidents and mechanics related to international trade. He had the production of new merchandise modified in accordance with the needs of the world market and promoted trade with foreign countries. The profit obtained from the trade was given to his father to be allocated for use in administration, charity and the rest was saved in the "red sacks", which he intened to use for "the country's ransom".
This sum benefitted the country during the Critical Incident in the reign of King Chulalongkorn when it was paid as ransom to the Western Powers and thus saved the country from being colonized and allowed the Thai people to live in peace under the sovereignty of their King. The King's world view provided him with a farsightedness in trade transactions and the pseudo-name, "The Father of Thai Trade" is thus appropriate to him in every way.
Quantity of stamps : 800,000 pieces
Composition : 10 stamps per sheet
Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer : Jenwit Tongkaew (Thailand Post Company Limited)
FDC Price : 10.00 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 15,000 covers
FDC Designer : Veena Chantanatat (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)