Thailand Playing Card Revenues
I like to share 4 pages of my Thailand Playing Card Revenue stamps. The earliest playing cards were imported from the US Playing Card Co
Upon arrival at Thai customs, each card was stamped with a small square red handstamp. The pack was resealed and the seal would receive an additional round handstamp. see scan 1. The handstamp reads, taxes already paid.
For the longest time, Thailand did not have specific revenue stamps for playing cards. Provisional stamps were made by overprinting existing alcohol or tobacco revenue stamps. Most would also receive a square red handstamp.
Playing card stamps in good condition are very rare. They are glued so strongly to the box or plastic holder that it is nearly impossible to soak them off I had some complete packs of cards and I opened the (paper) box in such a way that the stamp is not broken