New Issue: Thailand Post issued world’s longest stamp to mark late king’s lengthy reign

On April 1, Thailand Post issued a sheet of five stamps—the longest the world have seen, at 170 mm in length—to mark the 70th anniversary of late King Rama IX’s accession to the throne.

Each of the five stamps features the same design, which includes a series photographs of the king set against a background of luscious green fields. Nine million stamps were printed by the Thai British Security Printing Public Company.

FREE POSTCARDS

Last November, Thailand Post printed 9,999,999 commemorative stamps and postcards to distribute among the public at no cost. The free postcards were affixed with a one-baht stamp depicting Rama IX in military uniform and cancelled on Oct. 13, 2016, the day the former king died.

The stamps and postcards were handed out for free—one per person—via online registration as well as at all postal offices across Thailand from Nov. 7-30, 2016.

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