What is Thai Amulet Competition Certificate and Authentic Card
I’m going to share the basic information regarding Thai Amulet Competition Certificate and Authentic Card. For your information, currenly the most well-known Thai Amulet Association in Thailand is Thai Buddha Image Admiration Association, or better known as SamakomPhra. The Amulet Competition organized by SamakomPhra is highly recognized among Thai Amulet collectors within or outside Thailand.
Meanwhile for the Amulet Authentic Card, SamakomPhra issuing many Authentic Card in weekly basis following by other entities. I’m not going to discuss anything related to fake competition certificate or fake authentic card, because those discussion are endless and no point to look into it at all.
What is Thai Amulet Competition Certificate?
Recently SamakomPhra is organizing 3-4 competition every month. Normally each competition has 70-100 tables, and have around 3,000 list of different amulet categories. Each category is supervise by 3-4 professional judge. For your understanding, if he is the judge for Luang Phor Waen’s amulet category, he will not go to judge Luang Phor Koon’s amulet category, or vise-versa. This mainly because he is professional in Luang Phor Waen’s amulets only, but not the other amulet. Therefore there are hundres of judge invited in every single competition.
First of all, you need to purchase a ticket to submit your amulet into the competition. Once the amulet submitted to the table, the judge will verify your amulet. If that is a genuine piece, then your amulet will enter into the competition. Later on, the judge will compare each amulet one by one. Finally, the judge will choose the TOP 4 amulets and give the ranking from No1 to No4. These 4 amulets will receive a certifcate normally in 60 days.
What does it mean if your amulet able to get competition certificate? It means this is a genuine amulet and it has better condition compare with others. Thai Amulet collection is similar as antique collection. Thai Amulet with good condition will have a better market value and popularity. As an example during the begining of year 2020, Pidta Plodnee Luang Phor Toh Wat Praduchimplee BE2521-23, you might able to get it at 50,000 Thai Baht with gold casing if the condition is not nice. The price might reach 200,000 Thai Baht or even higher if that is a champion condition.
What is Thai Amulet Authentic Card?
What happen if you have an amulet with normal, broken or repaired condition? You know that the amulet will not able to get TOP 4 in any Thai Amulet Competition; What if the coming compeition venue is too far from your place and you not able to attend it? Or what if your amulet is not in the listing of the coming competition? So you may opt to issue an Authentic Card.
As I mentioned early, SamakomPhra issuing many Authentic Card in weekly basis. However, we truly understand they will not invite hundreds of professional judge to help people verify the amulet. As the consequences, the professional level definitely is lower than Thai Amulet Competition. The good thing about Authentic Card is, they are issuing the Authentic Card in weekly basis, regardless if the amulet condition is good or bad, and you able to check the card information from the official website.
I do hope you have a better understanding with this article. Thanks for your reading.