King Rama IX 10th Series — Thailand 2-baht Postal Card (2010)

Thailand Postal Card (2010)

The King Rama IX 10th Series saw an initial release of ten stamps (Scott #2547-2556) plus a souvenir sheet of 10 (Scott #2556a) on October 10, 2010. The postal card illustrating this entry was also released around that time, partially in conjunction with International Letter Writing Week (since replaced by World Post Day, October 9). The stamps were printed by lithography on granite paper and perforated 13½x13¼. Four additional high values with the design, denominated 50 baht to 500 baht, were released on November 11, 2010 (Scott #2557-2560) as was a souvenir sheet of four (Scott #2560a). These were all printed by a combination of lithography and engraving; the 500-baht value is slightly larger than the other stamps measuring 24x29mm.

My most recent Scott catalogue is the 2013 edition with listings for Thailand ending in September 2011. It is quite possible there were additional denominations and/or varieties in this definitive series although a quick check of the Stampworld website failed to reveal any. Most definitives in recent years have seen subjects other than His Majesty the King, such as flags and graphic designs. Indeed, the first definitive set released during the current reign of His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn — King Rama X — portrays a Thai temple in different colors for the different denominations.

The listing below is all the information I currently have for the 10th Series:

  • Scott #2547: 1 baht blue (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 7,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2548: 2 baht lake (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 2,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2549: 3 baht green (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 10,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2550: 5 baht fawn (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 2,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2551: 6 baht violet (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 1,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2552: 7 baht lilac rose (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 1,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2553: 9 baht yellow bister (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 1,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2554: 10 baht orange & black (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed
  • Scott #2555: 12 baht blue green & gray blue (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed
  • Scott #2556: 15 baht bister & dark green (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed; 5,000,000 printed
  • Scott #2556a: souvenir sheet of 10 (October 10, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed
  • Scott #2557: 50 baht black, purple & blue green (November 11, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed & engraved
  • Scott #2558: 100 baht black, apple green & green (November 11, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed & engraved
  • Scott #2559: 200 baht black, rose & brown (November 11, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed & engraved
  • Scott #2560: 500 baht black, orange brown & brown (November 11, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed & engraved
  • Scott #2560a: souvenir sheet of 4 (November 11, 2010): unwatermarked granite paper; perforated 13½x13¼; lithographed & engraved
King Rama IX 10th Series (2010) Scott #2547-2560 + 2-baht postal card
King Rama IX 10th Series (2010)
Scott #2547-2560 + 2-baht postal card

 

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