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International Letter Writing Week – Zinc Toys


Thailand post issued a set of stamps featuring various zinc toys found in Thailand. Tin Toys made of Zinc are lighter and more durable than those made of wood.

Operated by mechanical springs, these toys come in a great variety; for example, a boy riding a tricycle, an array of animals, boats, trains going into a cave and daring plane flights.

These toys are shaped without being molded but with the insertion of small metal valves to make them interlock. At first, the designs were hand painted but more recently hand painting has been replaced by the lithography technique.

Design 1 – Wind-up Animals
Design 2 – Chinese Rattle Drums
Design 3 – Air Gun
Design 4 – Stream Boats
Design 5 – Tricycle Boy
Design 6 – Spinning Tops

Title: International Letter Writing Week – Zinc Toys
Date of Issue: 5 October 2010
Country: Thailand
Denominations: 3 Baht

Source: http://www.thailandpost.com/

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