Special Postage Stamps issued to celebrate 40th anniversary of Thai-North Korea Diplomatic Relations

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BANGKOK, 8 May 2014  – Thailand Post Co.,Ltd., in cooperation with the Post Office of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has issued a set of commemorative stamps on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and the DPR Korea.

The stamps depict separate pictures of the national birds of Thailand and the DPR Korea. The Thai bird on the stamp is the Siamese Fireback or “Kai Fah Paya Loh” (ไก่ฟ้าพญาลอ), a majestic creature which was declared the National Bird of Thailand by the Royal Forest Department in 1985. The bird often appears in Thai literature while the Northern Goshawk represents the National Bird of the DPR Korea. The stamps valued at 3 baht each are available for sale at Post Offices throughout the country from today onwards, and at 14 baht per complete set. Each set contains 5 Postage Stamps of each country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand Post Co.,Ltd., and the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Thailand also organized the “DPRK at a Glance ” Exhibition showcasing postage stamps from the DPR Korea which depicts many aspects of that country including political, economic ,social and cultural activities.

The exhibition is open at Sam Sen Nai Philatelic Museum , located at the Post Office, Sam Sen Nai branch from today to 31st May.