Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Thailand Alcoholic Beverage Revenue Stamps

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 4 / Views: 289Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
78 Posts
Posted 03/04/2021   04:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jossanders52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The collection of older ( more than 25 years) Thailand alcoholic beverage revenue stamps is very difficult and material is rare to very rare.
By law, alcohol revenues have to be glued to the bottle in such a way that it is difficult to remove the stamps and that they are broken when the cap of the bottle is taken off.
This to prevent re-use and recycling of such stamps.
In addition some 25 years ago, nobody really seriously collected such stamps and most of the stamps on the market are tattered and damaged, making for ugly looking collections.

In the past the Thai government would issue to the tax department of each of the about 50 provinces in Thailand a set of each newly issued stamp, hand-stamped "sample" as a reference. The provincial offices would glue them in a book when they arrived in the office. Most if not all of these sample books are lost and I have never seen any in my 25 years of collecting. Luckily last year on eBay was for sale as single stamps, 93 issues of a December 1973 printing, still pristine, never glued in a book. I think these stamps originated from a government official who had taken a full set home. I never did see any of these 93 stamps before, and I was lucky to be able to win 44 of those stamps.
Each stamp has a handstamp in red, reading Sample in the Thai language.
I show 3 pages of these stamps. The first 2 pictures show yellow and blue large size (21x2,5 cm) stamps. These stamps are I think unique. They were used on bulk containers of imported alcohol.. They had to be affixed to the containers before leaving customs.
After arriving at the destination, these stamps had to be teared and pulled of the bulk containers and be traded in at the tax office for the proper quantity of so called "rebottled" stamps.
That means those large blue and yellow stamps do not exist in used form at all.







Send note to Staff

Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
31713 Posts
Posted 03/04/2021   08:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on securing such a specialised part collection !
Beautifully presented.
I can imagine the bitter sweet, of winning some, and missing others.
An important collection.
...and a plus for eBay!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 03/04/2021 08:19 am
Valued Member
United States
78 Posts
Posted 03/21/2021   05:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jossanders52 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After reading all the discussions about grading and expertizing stamps I feel so lucky. Collecting Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
revenue stamps, there is no need for grading. Revenue stamp collectors accept a high degree of defects in a stamp and the more old and unique the stamp the more defects are accepted.
Below 2 scans of Alcoholic Beverage stamps from Thailand

The first scan shows the highest value of the first set issued for imported alcohol in 1943. The first 2 pictures are part of the label, a Vietnamese medicinal drink, spiked with alcohol. The 3rd picture is the actual stamp reconstructed in pieces on a backing label.
This stamp is locally printed and is either unique or about a very few copies which escaped total destruction.



The second scan are 6 stamps from the first issue printed overseas (UK). They are for imported beer, issued in 1952. By law these stamps had to be glued to bottles in such a way they would be difficult to remove to prevent recycling. Looking at the stamps this law was followed correctly. Also from these stamps very few have survived.



To keep my sanity with all these defect stamps, sometimes I randomly search eBay for revenue stamps not in my collecting area.
If something does catch my eye and imagination and is below $15 including shipping I will put a bid in.
Below scan shows enregistrement revenue stamps from Madagascar used seemingly from 1937- 1951. The stamps shows an interesting picture with porters carrying stuff I imagine in the jungle and they are protected by a guy who walks in the back carrying a spear.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
5964 Posts
Posted 03/21/2021   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting stuff! Thank you for sharing.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
France, Metropolitan
3057 Posts
Posted 03/21/2021   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Madagascar porters were well known for their high endurance.For lighter loads it was not uncommon to travel up to 100km a day.
The Filanzane was a light weight chair with 4 porters.It was made up of a team of up to 12 porters.they could do up to 60 -90km a day.
It was a system of travel used by Malgache dignitaries,jesuits,and of course French Colonial administrators.






Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by perf12 - 03/21/2021 11:54 am
  Previous TopicReplies: 4 / Views: 289Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.15 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05