THAILAND

King Chulalongkorn established Thailand's first postal service which operated exclusively within the royal palace. In 1883 the service was extended to the population; the first stamps had local validity and were recess-printed by Waterlow and Sons. In 1885, Thailand was admitted to the Universal Postal Union (U.P.U.). As a result 1887 saw a new set of stamps printed by De La Rue; they had bi-lingual (Thai and English) inscriptions as required by the U.P.U. The stamps of the first and second issue were printed in inflatory quantities; the former were available to collectors for a long time, and the latter were repeatedly overprinted to utilize remainders while adjusting to new needs. A shortage of some denominations occurred in 1907 when the 1 att stamps were sold out; as a temporary measure a special hand-stamp was used to postmark covers to confirm that postage was paid. In 1909 there was a change of currency to facilitate the introduction of the decimal system; earlier stamps in atts were overprinted with denomination in satangs. The ascent to the throne of King Vajivarudh in 1910 required new stamps portraying the young monarch. These were printed in Vienna; however, in 1914, when the Thais sided with the Allies, Austria stopped supplying stamps. The problem was solved by Waterlow with stamps with the same design; they show differences from the ones produced by Austrian. 1920 saw the first air mail service.

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2009 PUPPET SHOW * THAILAND 3 DIMENSIONAL MINT NH
Country: THAILAND
Condition: 2009 PUPPET SHOW * THAILAND 3 DIMENSIONAL MINT NH
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013373    See Details...
1967 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 96346 in BANGKOK THAILAND scarce
Country: USA
Condition: 1967 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 96346 in BANGKOK THAILAND scarce
Price: $15.00
Item Id #011336    See Details...
SHELLS THAILAND GREAT SET OF 4 MAXIMUM CARD rare
Country: THAILAND
Condition: SHELLS THAILAND GREAT SET OF 4 MAXIMUM CARD rare
Price: $18.00
Item Id #006875    See Details...
JAPANESE MILITARY BURMA THAILAND RAILROAD 1942 1945
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPANESE MILITARY BURMA THAILAND RAILROAD 1942 1945
Description: IN ENGLISH ** ILLUSTRATED * 58 pages 8” x 11” + MAPS ------ Herbert S. Herman, has expertly woven a short narrative of the construction of the Burma-Thailand railroad with a study of the railroad's postal facilities, and its outgoing and incoming mail. The majority of the monograph deals with mail to and from the many allied Prisoners of War (POWs) forced to build the railroad by their Japanese captors, although mail from the Japanese military forces and employed Burmese civilians is included as well. It is profusely illustrated with copies of covers and cards, the majority of which have been drawn from the personal collections of correspondence between a small number of allied ex-POWs and their families. Mr. Herman incorporates personal details of some of these ex-servicemen, including their photographs, and biographical details of their capture and internment. The monograph also includes a number of comprehensive and detailed listings, including catalogs of postal stationery, assigned Japanese military units, and locations of POW camps.
Price: $30.00
Item Id #011380    See Details...