Legislature gets its very own postmark

Legislature gets its very own postmark

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai touches a mock-up of the new postmark he designed, which will be used on all correspondence sent from the Parliamentary Post Office. It was introduced yesterday. Chanat Katanyu
Parliament President Chuan Leekpai touches a mock-up of the new postmark he designed, which will be used on all correspondence sent from the Parliamentary Post Office. It was introduced yesterday. Chanat Katanyu

Thailand Post has introduced a new postmark designed by Parliament President, Chuan Leekpai, which will be used on all correspondence sent from the Parliamentary Post Office.

The new postmark was introduced yesterday.

Kamputh Yookong, chief executive officer of Thailand Post, said the agency has operated a parliament office for more than 27 years so when it moved to Sappaya-Sapasathan, the new parliament building on Kiakkai Road by the Chao Phraya River, it wanted to have a new postmark to mark the occasion.

The new parliamentary postmark shows the Thai Constitution on a two-tier tray, the symbol of the Thai parliament.

The word "parliament" in the Thai language also appears as do the words "The National Assembly of Thailand" which are capped and written in English.

The postmark also shows the zip code of Parliament House -- 10305 -- and the date of postage.

Mr Kamputh said Thailand Post has used the same postmark design since the days of Siam Postal, the only difference being the name of whichever post office a letter or parcel was sent from and the date it was sent.

The new parliament postmark is different as it is unique and will only be used by the post office at the parliament building.

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