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Jubilee of King Sisavang Vong Reign - 1954
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

In 1954, King Sisavang Vong celebrated jubilee of his reign. The stamps depicting three different Lao temples, one from each former Lao Kingdoms: Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champasak. The temples represent the unification of these three Lao Kingdoms to the Kingdom of Laos under King Sisavang Vong reign.





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The Phra Lak Phra Ram (Ramayana) Royal Ballet - 1955
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

The Ramayana is an Hindu and Buddhist Epic. It tells about god Rama, his wife, Sita, and Hanuman monkey-god and their war against Ravana, King of the demons, the symbol of evil. The Phra Lak Phra Ram is the Lao version of the Ramayana. This set depicts the Royal Ballet dancers of the Phra Lak Phra Ram Epic show:

Ravana, King of the demons (Lao: Thotsakan):

Hanuman, the Monkey-god, servant of god Rama:

Ninh Lapath, the black monkey:


god Rama and his wife Sita (Lao: Phra Ram and Nang Sida):

Luci and friend:

god Rama, hero of the Ramayana epic (Lao: Phra Ram):


The complete set on a cover sent registered to Italy:

Sunken die proof in monochrome of the stamp shows Hanuman, signed by the engraver Jean Pheulpin:

Painting by Marc Leguay shows Phra Ram (Lord Rama) and Thotsakan (Ravana) used as a model to design the above two stamps:

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2500th Anniversary of the Creation of the Buddhism - 1956
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

To commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the complete Nirvana of the Buddha (Mahaparinirvana) which considered as the point of the Buddhism creation, Laos released this set of stamps depicting former Lao Buddha statue from 14th century in Wat Mahathat, Savankhalok, Thailand and monks receiving alms (Takbaat).








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First Anniversary of Laos Admission to the UN - 1956
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

Laos was admitted to the UN on December 14, 1955. To commemorate the first anniversary of the admission, Laos issued these stamps depicting Garuda, a Mythical bird and a Lao mythical creature holding the UN emblem.




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Traditional Musical Instruments - 1957 (I)
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

Khouy - Flute:


Khene - Pipes:

Leguay's son, Daniel, playing Khene, was used as a model to design the stamp:

Row Nat - Xylophone:


Leguay's son, Phoun Savath, playing Raw-Nat (Xylophone), was used as a model to design the stamp:

Photos were taken by an American journalist and were published in LIFE magazine Nov 1959.
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Traditional Musical Instruments - 1957 (II)
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

Khong Wong - Bells:

So - Violin:

Leguay's son, Henri, playing So, was used as a model to design the stamp (LIFE magazine, Nov 1959):

Kong Thab - Drum:

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Definitive: Rice Cultivation - 1957
Designer: Marc Leguay, Engraver: Jean Pheulpin

Harvesting, Cooking, Winnowing and Polishing;




Color Proofs:

First Day cover:

Color Proof of one of the stamps in high resolution:
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