Postage stamps and postal history of Thailand

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of the Thailand (formerly known as Siam).

Before postal service

Before the establishment of postal service in 1884, the availability of mail service is rather limited, mostly to the royals. Domestic mails were handled by messengers while international mails were placed in steamboat to post offices in nearby countries, such as Straits Settlements. In 1858, the British Consulate in Bangkok opened a post office, offering international mail services to the public.

External links

* [http://www.jl.sl.btinternet.co.uk/stampsite/home.html Encyclopaedia of Postal History]


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