Wednesday, June 26, 2013

50 Years Australia-Thailand Diplomatic Relations


The Kingdom of Thailand started diplomatic and commercial relations with western countries as early as the 17th century. Such relations were formally established between Australia and Thailand when the first Australian Minister arrived in Bangkok on 14 Apr 1952.

Year 2002 mark the 50th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between Australia and Thailand. This joint issue between Australia Post and Thailand Post is to celebrate this golden jubilee event.

The stamps feature the following waterlilies from Australia and Thailand :


Found in both countries, waterlilies traditional associations with beauty, enlightenment and renewal make them as fitting symbol to mark this milestone.

TECHNICAL DETAILS - AUSTRALIA STAMP

Date of Issue : 6 Aug 2002
Postmark : Watergardens VIC 3038
Denomination : 45c and AU$1.00
Stamp Size : 37.5mm x 26mm
Paper : De La Rue SH8
Printing Process : Lithography

TECHNICAL DETAILS - THAILAND STAMP

Date of Issue : 6 Aug 2002
Postmark : Bangkok
Denomination : 2 x 3 Baht
Stamp Size : 45mm x 27mm

A LIL' NOTE

Above is also the first joint stamp issue between Australia and Thailand.

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