New stamp collection honours King

The government has launched a commemorative stamp collection to mark His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday, which fell on Dec 5 last year.

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends the launch of a commemorative stamp collection produced as a tribute to His Majesty the King to mark his 84th birthday last year. APICHART JINAKUL


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The government has launched a commemorative stamp collection to mark His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday, which fell on Dec 5 last year.

The launch yesterday was presided over by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House.

Thailand Post will give a boxed stamp collection called ‘‘99 Million Presented to the King’’ to each donor of 1 million baht, to a proposed fund of 99 million baht that is to be presented to His Majesty.

The collection consists of two types of specially made stamps — one of them honouring His Majesty’s 84th birthday and another that is made up of replicas of the country’s first set of stamps to be produced during the King’s reign.

The collection also features a 22-carat gold plate bearing His Majesty’s likeness produced with etching technology.

The stamps and the gold plate are placed in a white ash wooden box which has been imported from the US.

launch – an event held to start selling a new product or service to the public  การเริ่มวางขาย
commemorative – a done in order to remember an important person or event เป็นที่ระลึก
collection – a group of objects, often of the same sort, that have been collected (gathered together over period of time) การสะสม การเก็บรวบรวม
tribute – something that you do, say, or build to show that you respect and admire someone or something การแสดงความเคารพ ยกย่องต่อ
mark – to show respect for or to remember ระลึกถึง
cash – money เงินสด
fund – money provided for something เงินทุน กองทุน
preside – to be in charge of an official meeting, ceremony or other event เป็นประธาน ในพิธี ในที่ประชุม
donor – a person who gives money or goods to an organisation, especially one that helps people  ผู้บริจาค
proposed – suggested as an idea for a group to consider ถูกเสนอ
consist – to be made of or formed from something ประกอบด้วย
replica – an accurate copy of something งานศิลปะที่จำลองจากของจริง, ของจำลอง
reign – a period of time during when a king or queen rules a country  ช่วงเวลาครองราชย์
carat – a unit for measuring how pure gold is. The purest gold is 24 carats กะรัต
plate – a flat piece of metal with some information, design, etc. on it แผ่นโลหะ
bearing – having writing or a design on top แสดง
likeness – a painting, drawing, etc. of a person, especially one that looks very like them ภาพเหมือน
etch – to cut lines into a piece of glass, metal, etc. in order to make words or a picture แกะสลักโดยใช้ของแหลมหรือแสงเลเซอร์
ash – a forest tree with grey bark ต้นแอ็ช
import – to buy or bring in products from another country นำเข้า

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