Sunday, June 16, 2013
LP Suk (Wat Makham Tao) Somdej Prakpahmonton, 2435 (With Samakorm Authentic Guarantee Cert)
It is always my dream to own one somdej made by LP Suk, Wat Makham Tao. And I finally got it late last year and got time to post it up for sharing. It is a real blessing to obtain a nice and authentic lp suk somdej in reasonable condition and reasonable cost.
LP Suk, needs no introduction to fellow collectors and amulets enthusiasts. He is one of the top ranking monks in the olden days era before 2500 together with LP Thuat, LP Ngern of Wat Bangklan, Somdej Toh of Wat Rakhang and etc.. I have written a very detailed biography of LP Suk in another post. You can obtain more info there. It is known that his somdej is very mythical. Owning one piece will free devotees from dangers, evil and all bad luck.
What I have shared here is a somdej called Prakpahmonton, nur takua (Lead). LP Suk has made two types of somdej pretty popular among the collectors. Somdej Prakpahmonton and Somdej Rasami. Any of these two is good to collect if budget allows. However, price has been climbing every year. A simple piece with even very worn out condition, will cost easily 60,000 to 70,000 THB.
For Somdej prakpahmonton, if it is made with copper, the market price will be at least 200,000 THB and above.