Khun Tongdaeng Stamps

Khun Tongdaeng

Date of Issue: 1st September 2006
Designs: Illustrates the activities of Khun Tongdaeng and her family, the famed pets of H.M. the King.

Tongdang (family name: Suvarnnachad), a female municipal dog, is the 17th dog owned by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Tongdang was born on a sub-road, by a Medical Center, on Rama IX Road, on Saturday, November 7, 1998, as one of a litter of 7 puppies – Tongdaeng, Lamun, Kalua, Nun Koro, Koso (female) and Tonglueng (male).

“Daeng”, Tongdaeng’s mother, was a stray on Rama IX Road. A medical doctor presented Tongdaeng to His Majesty the King when the King presided over the Opening Ceremony of Rama IX Medical Center. At that time, Daeng was ill and unable to care for her pups adequately. His Majesty took tongdaeng to the Palace where she was adopted by “Mali”, the King’s dog, who, herself, had just had 9 puppies the day before Tongdaeng was taken to the Palace.

On Tuesday, September 26, 2000, Veterinary Surgeon Noppakit Chantik performed the delivery of a litter of 9 puppies at the Veterinary Faculty Clinic, Kasetsart University, to Tongdaeng by Tongtae, a Basenji dog, also raised by His Majesty. The 9 puppies were Tongchompunut, Tongyod and Tong-att (female), and Tong-ake, Tongmuan, Tongtat, Tongphu, Tongyip, and Tongnoppakun (male).

5 responses to “Khun Tongdaeng Stamps

  1. Richard From a previous post of yours on stamps, I know the pupils at your school collect UK stamps among others. How safe is it to send packets of same to you from UK? I am aware the Thai post sometimes has “problems” where stuff disappears in transit.

  2. We have had people send us stamps before for the students. What we usually do is use these stamps as prizes. We have competitions at every meeting and if there are no stamps donated then I use stamps from my own stock. The last time I was in the UK I bought several thousand and have now nearly run out.

    If anyone would like to donate stamps then please send them to me at:

    Richard Barrow
    Sriwittayapaknam School
    58 Tetsaban 4 Road
    Amphoe Muang, Samut Prakan
    10270 Thailand

    We have about 200 regular members of the stamp club. I go to the post office every time a new stamp comes out and buy a whole load. Then we sell at the same price in the meetings. Popular stamps are sold out at the post office within a few hours. The Kings stamp was sold out in less than one hour. They were then selling in stamp shops at almost a 100% markup. But, we still sold the stamps to the students at the normal price. If any stamps are left over, I usually give to Gor to stick on the customer’s envelopes in the shop. That way I don’t lose so much money if there are any unwanted stamps. Sometimes itis not easy to guess which stamps the students will want. This dog one was really popular with the students.

    If you would like some Thai stamps when you buy at http://www.buythaibooks.com then please send Gor an email. He will then stick them all over your envelope!

  3. I personally love how the King names all his dogs. I love the names. 🙂 My mum collects these stamps. I’m not sure if she has this set already. Will have to ask her. 🙂

  4. Those are so cute!!! I love the King’s book about Khun Thong Daeng so much you can really feel what it would be like to be talking to Him.

  5. I’m pleasantly surprised to see how merciful and nice is the King! It’s a cute story.