Security Markings - British Consular Post Office at Bangkok
Fake Bangkok Stamps Identified Because of Firm Chops

An advantage of studying the companies that operated in Bangkok prior to the closure of the British Post office is the identification of fake stamps. All of the B-overprinted stamps bellow are fakes – the “B” has been applied to a genuine Straits Settlements stamp. The stamps displayed here are easily identified as fakes because each has a firm chop of a company that did not do business in Bangkok prior to 30 June 1885, the day the British Post Office closed.

C. M. B. = CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK

CHARTERED MERCANTILE BANK / PENANG

H. & S. B. C = HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

 

GILFILLAN, WOOD & Co / SINGAPORE

G & Co = GUTHRIE & Co.

SYME & CO. / SINGAPORE

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