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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Thailand mystery

 

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sheepshanks
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16 Feb 2015
04:04:52pm
Help please, came upon this receipt in some 1990's kiloware. Cannot find the stamps in my old SG world cat. The inscription is similar to the writing on Thailand's stamps but not the same. If I am reading the value correctly it appears to be in "Annas". Any suggestions as to issuing country?Image Not Found

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cocollectibles

16 Feb 2015
04:14:53pm
re: Thailand mystery

Thai revenue stamps.

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sheepshanks
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16 Feb 2015
04:23:31pm
re: Thailand mystery

Many thanks, my SG 1992/3 simplified does not show any revenue stamps, maybe time to invest in a newer catalogue!
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michael78651

16 Feb 2015
04:44:53pm
re: Thailand mystery

You will have to find a specialized catalog for Thailand as all the major catalogs do not list revenue stamps unless the revenue stamps were also valid for postage use.

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sheepshanks
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16 Feb 2015
04:45:01pm
re: Thailand mystery

Just an add on, the receipt shows a monthly fee of 75 Ticals, current fees from a google search are: Membership: Around 2 million baht plus approximately 3,000 monthly fee.
Guess it's a little exclusive.

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..

18 Feb 2015
11:54:47pm
re: Thailand mystery

From a currency exchange converter'

One USD = 32 Baht

However;

Thai Baht History

Early Currency in Thailand
Standardized factory minted coins and banknotes were officially issued for the first time in Thailand during the Rattankosin era; with paper money appearing in the form of royal promissory notes in 1853. This was soon followed by banknotes issued by foreign banks. In 1857, Thailand acquired its first minting machine and Thai silver coins began to be minted in the area. Coinage was streamlined in 1897, when the 11 denominations were simplified into two (satang and baht) under a decimalized silver standard system.

Introduction of the Thai Baht
Until 1880, the Thai Baht was fixed to the British Pound at a rate of 8 TBH to 1 GBP. This rate changed several times until the Baht was re-pegged to the Japanese Yen at par during World War II. After the war, the currency changed its peg to 20.8 Baht per 1 US Dollar, then to 20 Baht per US Dollar in 1978, and to 25 Baht in 1984.

Financial Crisis
In 1997, Thailand fell into financial crisis. The Baht lost half of its value prompting the adoption of a floating exchange rate regime. Since the economic collapse, the Thai Baht has stabilized.

Unofficially, the Thai Baht is used in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. ...."

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
cocollectibles

19 Feb 2015
06:48:06am
re: Thailand mystery

So ... in Thailand, when the Minister of Finance is asked who he is, does he say, with a low gravel voice:

"I'm Baht-man!"

Big Grin

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20 Feb 2015
12:11:11pm
re: Thailand mystery

"So ... in Thailand, when the Minister of Finance is asked who he is, does he say, with a low gravel voice:

"I'm Baht-man!""



That's sooooo bad I'm still laughing 10 mins later..... good one

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BobbyBarnhart
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20 Feb 2015
12:35:13pm
re: Thailand mystery

The only shocking thing about Peter's (cocollectibles) response is that he beat David (amsd) to the punch(line)! Rolling On The Floor Laughing

Way to go Peter!Thumbs Up

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cocollectibles

20 Feb 2015
01:12:19pm
re: Thailand mystery

I didn't mean to be "Robin" Dave, who will undoubtedly "ward" me off these Caped Crusader references.

(Mike, I suspect that one is even worse)

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22 Feb 2015
08:25:16pm
re: Thailand mystery

"The only shocking thing about Peter's (cocollectibles) response is that he beat David (amsd) to the punch(line)!"



You're right Bobby.... it's been awhile, David had me baffled a few times....



"I didn't mean to be "Robin" Dave, who will undoubtedly "ward" me off these Caped Crusader references.

(Mike, I suspect that one is even worse)
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Peter, I hope you didn't quit that day job yet!!!

Riddle me this Batman.... 2 men in a boat, 3 cigarettes, no matches, no lighter.... both men smoked a cigarette.... how did they do it?

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22 Feb 2015
09:12:41pm
re: Thailand mystery

3rd cancer stick was already alight, they merely lit another off that one. Big Grin

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22 Feb 2015
09:21:01pm
re: Thailand mystery

Didn't anybody watch Batman???

They threw a cigarette over-board and made the boat a cigarette lighter!!!

Hey, I don't write this stuff.......

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michael78651

26 Feb 2015
02:33:00am
re: Thailand mystery

Why did I read this? I better go lick some more Machins.

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sheepshanks

16 Feb 2015
04:04:52pm

Help please, came upon this receipt in some 1990's kiloware. Cannot find the stamps in my old SG world cat. The inscription is similar to the writing on Thailand's stamps but not the same. If I am reading the value correctly it appears to be in "Annas". Any suggestions as to issuing country?Image Not Found

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cocollectibles

16 Feb 2015
04:14:53pm

re: Thailand mystery

Thai revenue stamps.

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"TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, CANINE."
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sheepshanks

16 Feb 2015
04:23:31pm

re: Thailand mystery

Many thanks, my SG 1992/3 simplified does not show any revenue stamps, maybe time to invest in a newer catalogue!
vic

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michael78651

16 Feb 2015
04:44:53pm

re: Thailand mystery

You will have to find a specialized catalog for Thailand as all the major catalogs do not list revenue stamps unless the revenue stamps were also valid for postage use.

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sheepshanks

16 Feb 2015
04:45:01pm

re: Thailand mystery

Just an add on, the receipt shows a monthly fee of 75 Ticals, current fees from a google search are: Membership: Around 2 million baht plus approximately 3,000 monthly fee.
Guess it's a little exclusive.

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
18 Feb 2015
11:54:47pm

re: Thailand mystery

From a currency exchange converter'

One USD = 32 Baht

However;

Thai Baht History

Early Currency in Thailand
Standardized factory minted coins and banknotes were officially issued for the first time in Thailand during the Rattankosin era; with paper money appearing in the form of royal promissory notes in 1853. This was soon followed by banknotes issued by foreign banks. In 1857, Thailand acquired its first minting machine and Thai silver coins began to be minted in the area. Coinage was streamlined in 1897, when the 11 denominations were simplified into two (satang and baht) under a decimalized silver standard system.

Introduction of the Thai Baht
Until 1880, the Thai Baht was fixed to the British Pound at a rate of 8 TBH to 1 GBP. This rate changed several times until the Baht was re-pegged to the Japanese Yen at par during World War II. After the war, the currency changed its peg to 20.8 Baht per 1 US Dollar, then to 20 Baht per US Dollar in 1978, and to 25 Baht in 1984.

Financial Crisis
In 1997, Thailand fell into financial crisis. The Baht lost half of its value prompting the adoption of a floating exchange rate regime. Since the economic collapse, the Thai Baht has stabilized.

Unofficially, the Thai Baht is used in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. ...."

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
cocollectibles

19 Feb 2015
06:48:06am

re: Thailand mystery

So ... in Thailand, when the Minister of Finance is asked who he is, does he say, with a low gravel voice:

"I'm Baht-man!"

Big Grin

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"TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, CANINE."
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20 Feb 2015
12:11:11pm

re: Thailand mystery

"So ... in Thailand, when the Minister of Finance is asked who he is, does he say, with a low gravel voice:

"I'm Baht-man!""



That's sooooo bad I'm still laughing 10 mins later..... good one

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They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -Benjamin Franklin
20 Feb 2015
12:35:13pm

re: Thailand mystery

The only shocking thing about Peter's (cocollectibles) response is that he beat David (amsd) to the punch(line)! Rolling On The Floor Laughing

Way to go Peter!Thumbs Up

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmund Burke"

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cocollectibles

20 Feb 2015
01:12:19pm

re: Thailand mystery

I didn't mean to be "Robin" Dave, who will undoubtedly "ward" me off these Caped Crusader references.

(Mike, I suspect that one is even worse)

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"TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, CANINE."
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22 Feb 2015
08:25:16pm

re: Thailand mystery

"The only shocking thing about Peter's (cocollectibles) response is that he beat David (amsd) to the punch(line)!"



You're right Bobby.... it's been awhile, David had me baffled a few times....



"I didn't mean to be "Robin" Dave, who will undoubtedly "ward" me off these Caped Crusader references.

(Mike, I suspect that one is even worse)
"



Peter, I hope you didn't quit that day job yet!!!

Riddle me this Batman.... 2 men in a boat, 3 cigarettes, no matches, no lighter.... both men smoked a cigarette.... how did they do it?

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They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -Benjamin Franklin
22 Feb 2015
09:12:41pm

re: Thailand mystery

3rd cancer stick was already alight, they merely lit another off that one. Big Grin

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmund Burke"

www.bobbybarnhart.ne ...
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22 Feb 2015
09:21:01pm

re: Thailand mystery

Didn't anybody watch Batman???

They threw a cigarette over-board and made the boat a cigarette lighter!!!

Hey, I don't write this stuff.......

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michael78651

26 Feb 2015
02:33:00am

re: Thailand mystery

Why did I read this? I better go lick some more Machins.

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