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Rama V - First Issue (1883)

 

Rama V, 1 Saleung

 

 Issue Name: Rama V (First Issue)
 Thai Issue Name: รัชกาลที่ 5 ชุดที่ 1- ดวงสลึง
 Issue Date: 1883/2426-08-04
 Cause: Introduction of Siam's first and own postage stamps. Prior to this and until 1 January 1886, postal services were mainly overseas and to send mail the country used the British consular postal services of the Singapore Post Office in Thailand, as well as their postage stamps, which were overprinted with a letter B for Bangkok.
 Catalogue Number: D1883/5
 Denomination: 1 Saleung
 Unused Value: 1,500 Baht
 Used Value: 1,500 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Used stamp
 Size: 21 x 15 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces
 Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, England
 Subject: King Chulalongkorn (Rama V)
 Related Link: Rama V, Chulalongkorn, Saleung, 125th Anniversary of Thai Postal Service