Five Centuries of the Opening of the Window to the World at Large
In the reign of King Ramathibodi II of the Ayutthaya Period, Portugal was the first Western nation to come into contact with Thailand. There were trade transactions and co-orpration in many areas. So, the relationships between Thailand and Portugal dates back almost five centuries to when the two countries established diplomatic ties on February 10th, 1859 by the signing of a trade and navigation agreement. In 1981, Thailand opened its first embassy in Lisbon whereas Portugal established its consular office in Bangkok in 1818.
Design: Two pairs of se-tenent designs illustrating the arrival of "NAU", the Protugese ship to ayutthaya and the historic scene of contact between Ayutthaya and Protugal 500 years ago.
Quantity of stamps: 500,000 pieces
Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (Different Design-2 Sheet)
Process: Lithography Multi-Colour
Designers: - Mayuree Narknisorn (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)
- Mr. Calos Barahona Possollo (CTT - Correios De Portugal)
500th Anniversary of Thailand-Portugal Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps http://www.siamstamp.com/catalogue/index.php?id=939