Sunday, 21 August 2011
Temple of Dawn at sunset
I know it's sunset rather than down because it says so on the card! Presumably dawn would light the other side, and would be just as beautiful. But not only is the card impressive, so are the stamps.
This is the entire width of the larger-than-average card and as you can see, the stamp almost covers it. Sadly the circular stamp doesn't show up particularly well. It should show a gold drawing of what I believe to be the seal of one of the 20 provinces of Thailand.
I was intending to link to a card showing the royal barges but while I was looking for it, I came across yet another unusually shaped stamp from Thailand.
The card itself shows the Wat (temple) Pratat Chaehaeng but almost more interesting is the stamp on the front. It was issued as one of two stamps to commemorate the 60th Royal Wedding anniversary in 2010. They were the first ever stamps to be issued with real diamonds, six on each. All I can say is, someone has picked off my diamonds and replaced them with heart shaped pieces of silver paper.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"