Longest stamp set of King Bhumibol on sale today

Thailand Post today launched a historic set of stamps said to be the world's longest stamp for sale to the public to celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 70 birthday anniversary.

The launch of the record longest stamp sets drew interest from stamp collectors and people to queue up at all post offices in the country to purchase the stamps.

The record set of five stamps contain 6 images of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at work with 6 major research and development centers which were launched by His Majesty for the benefit of the Thai people serving as the backdrop.

All these images are joined in a set of stamps that will break the existing world record for the longest set of stamps currently held by Nile River and Singapore River stamp sets.

The length of 170 millimeter is significant in that it represents His Majesty's 70th birthday anniversary which is the only one of its kind in the world.

These set of stamps is a celebration as well as a remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol or King Rama 9's glorious reign and tireless efforts for the betterment of his subjects.

Another point of major interest is the fact that these stamps will employ the Asian Stamp Application technology ingrained within the Thailand Post's logo which when scanned will generate a 9 minute long video of all the 6 Royal initiated research and development centers.

The videos showcases the history as well the work that these centers has carried out which when considered makes them 'living stamps' able to interact with humans.

The stamps are priced at 9 baht each and one complete set will contain 5 stamps at total price of 45 baht.

These stamps are now available to the public at all Thailand Post's postal offices nationwide.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)