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Rama V - First Issue - Full Series (1883)

 

Rama V, 1 Solot    Rama V, 1 At    Rama V, 1 Siyaw

Rama V, 1 Sihk    Rama V, 1 Saleung    Rama V, 1 Feuang

 

 Issue Name: Rama V (First Issue)
 Thai Issue Name: รัชกาลที่ 5 ชุดที่ 1- ดวงโสฬส ดวงอัฐ ดวงเสี้ยว
 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: D1883/1-6
 Denomination: 1 Solot, 1 At, 1 Siyaw, 1 Sihk, 1 Saleung, 1 Feuang
 Unused Value: 500 Baht, 550 Baht, 1,100 Baht, 550 Baht, 1,500 Baht, 70,000 Baht
 Used Value: 400 Baht, 500 Baht, 1000 Baht, 500 Baht, 1,500 Baht, n/a
 Complete Set:  2,150 Baht (unused), 1,900 used)
 Complete Set:  74,200 Baht (unused for D1883/1-6); 4,200 Baht (unused for D1883/1-5); and 3,900, (used for D1883/1-5)
 Thailex Collection: D1883/1-5 (unused and used)
 Size: 21 x 15 mm for designs D1883/1-3 and D1883/5; 18 x 15 mm for design D1883/4; 23 x 15 mm for design D1883/6
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per designs
 Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, England
 Subject: King Chulalongkorn (Rama V)
 Related Link: Rama V, Chulalongkorn, Solot, At, Siyaw, Sihk, Saleung, Feuang, Philatelists Association of Thailand, General Post Office, 130th Anniversary of Thai Postal Services, 125th Anniversary of Thai Postal Service, Thaipex '73 - Stamp on Stamp