50th Anniversary of Thai Airways International (2010)


Douglas DC-6B named Sri Sunthon   Douglas DC-10-30

Boeing 747-400 named Haripunchai   Airbus A340-600 named Wattana Nakhon


 Issue Name:

50th Anniversary of Thai Airways International

 Thai Issue Name:

50 ปี การบินไทย

 Issue Date:



To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the inaugural flight of Thai Airways International, which took place on 1 May 1960

 Catalogue Number:



3 Baht (all designs)

 Unused Value:

5 Baht (4 designs)

 Complete Set:

20 Baht (unused), 4 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set


30 x 72 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

700,000 pieces per design


Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


Representations of four different Thai Airways International airplanes used throughout their 50 years of existence as part of their fleet, i.e.: 1. a Douglas DC-6B named Sri Sunthon by King Bhumiphon, and which made its maiden flight to Hong Kong on 1 May 1960; 2. a Douglas DC-10-30, which made it's first flight to Paris; 3. a Boeing 747-400 named Haripunchai, with the King's personal barge named painted on its body, in order to mark the King's Sixth Birthday Cycle Celebrations in 2000; 4. an Airbus A340-600 named Wattana Nakhon by the King, which was taken into service on 29 September 2005, making a short test flight for VIPs from Don Meuang to Suwannaphum. The last three models have the distinctive company logo on their tailfins, i.e. a stylized Champak (jampah) flower. In the background, each stamp has a piece of Thai silk, a reference to the Thai Airways' slogan Smooth as Silk. The background colours are different, with yellow being the colour of the King and blue that of the Queen, whilst red-violet/magenta and purple are the trademark colours of Thai Airways International.

 Related Link:

Thai Airways, Sri Sunthon, Haripunchai, Wattana Nakhon, jampah, silk, Mai Thai, Reua Phra Thihnang Suphanahong, Suwannaphum Bhumiphon, 25th Anniversary of Thai Airways International (1985)