Thai amulet info sites?

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Thai amulet info sites?

Postby Bonsai Doug » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:12 pm

I have several Thai amulets. Some I know the temple origin and some I do not. Anyone know of websites where I might research amulets? The sites I'm finding Googling seem to be all sales sites.

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Re: Thai amulet info sites?

Postby JeffR » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:25 am

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Re: Thai amulet info sites?

Postby Sylvester » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:23 am

I don't think you'll find anything reliable online.

If your amulets are pre-BE 2516, the recourse would be to refer to the "canonical" 5 volumes of competition results (I forget the name of the competition, but it's a royally-sponsored one). Once you make a preliminary identification of a possible provenance, you'd refer to the specialist reference books for that particular phim/model to confirm the provenance.

Unfortunately, the 5 vol set is out of print and copies can cost a bomb. I hear a 2nd hand copy of Vol 5 is going for THB2,000 per copy in Bangkok.

Lek Watruak's sites, while informative, only scratch the surface of the hobby. His catalogue would probably account for less than 1% of the pre-war amulets that hobbyists show at competitions.

PS - BE 2516 is just a rough guestimate, based on my recollection of a competition entry of one amulet released that year.

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