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2021-05-13 Stuck in 1800s Bangkok How do you send and receive mail?

May 13th 7:00pm




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NTSC member and virtual guest speaker Michel Houde covered Bangkok's postal history and social philately, from the stampless era to 1885 when the British Consulate Post Office closed.

The British Government opened a consulate
in 1855 at Bangkok, Siam which had no post office.  As a service to the foreign community, an unofficial sub-post office of the Singapore Post Office was set up to handle external mails.  As trade and commerce increased Siam established its own postal system, by July 1885, it joined the UPU and handled the external mails.

The stamps of the Straits Settlements, Hong Kong and Great Britain are all noted used at Bangkok.  Starting in 1882 Bangkok had its own stamps, the
highly avoided and notorious B-overprints on Straits Settlements, due to numerous fakes.  

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