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Early Versions (4th Batch) of Wat Pak Nam Amulets (Rectangular Shape) 1971~EARLY '80Below are merely some versions that existed. There could be other forms with varying degree in appearance and the showcased units cannot be conclusive all the produced pieces are in similar state.
The fourth generation of wat Pak Nam images is more popular due to a few reasons: First, it was more affordable to public. Secondly, other than basic ingredients, the fourth batch actually mixed with broken or reject pieces of the first, second and third batches during production. Strangely, people that I talked to was more fond of either the first or the forth generation of Wat Pak Nam. Except for other reasons that leads to its popularity, there are few significant issues with the forth batch: Firstly, it is made larger than earlier third batch, the mold has seemingly being designed to be perfected to enable to go for mass scale production and the images are clearer in its various detailed texture Next, this batch was probably the first that provides a variant in a triangular shape alternative (as well as a rare pieces of precious stones applied onto (at the rear section). Between the standard production unit, there is a variant which has a "Por" Thai inscription where some other added ingredient were added onto which make the "Por"version fetches a higher value than standard rectangular and triangular versions. Some collectors said the triangular shape of Wat Pak Nam were meant more for women users but I find this hardly convincing. Further, there are probably few groups, separates between the used of molds (like new faced, old faced, cracked mold version and even without script imprinting at the rear[url=http://www.yain.com/products/94.html][/url] section etc.) Well, the only triangular shaped WPN I used to own was given to my sister in law (see the image at the lower section) and she deeply believes in it for her smooth professional carrier advancement. Perhaps, one last issue was, most people think it was also the last batch that has enjoyed the blessing of the late great Guru Monk. I was told by uncle Wichien that the fourth batch actually has another variant in the classic rectangular form where every 250 pieces in production has a slightly smaller version where it has a different designation (see above for one of the (center image, currently version I had was also similar to this).
This section of the site is LOOKING for contribution on Precious stone version of Wat Paknam 4th, 6th and 7th batches. Please help to contribute photos as illustrations.
Relating to versions / batches of Thai amulets:
" ...In every batch of amulets from their series normally got 4 different mold. Amulets of LP Sod of Wat Pak Nam no.7 series got 27 batches 108 molds . Sometimes it also got special batch special mold amulets for their Wat committee member or big sponsor. Quantity of amulets from every mold from every batch also diffrent. Wat Pak Nam no.4 series got 3 batches 12 molds..." - Raymond Goh