The only indication as to the volume of mail handled by the British Post Office at the Consulate is from the summary of the meeting to discuss temporary postal arrangements held on 5 February 1885. The data presented by the postmaster indicates that in the year 1884, about 11,000 letters were dispatched plus 2,500 newspapers. As for incoming mail there were approximately 12,500 letters and 16,200 newspapers.
Here I document covers inbound to Bangkok between 1855 and 1885. In my book I have not done so. My only explanation is that most collectors and those that exhibit the British Consulate Post Office have concentrated on the outgoing mail.
Items are listed in the table below are by the date of mailing. Each item is given a number. Clicking on an item's number in the left column will jump to its image below. Note the images blow are in numerical order not date order.
Any receiving marks mentioned by the source are noted in an attempt to study several questions:
|IN-026||8 Nov 1858||New Haven, Connecticut||USA||NIL||Endorsed: Overland Via Southhamton & Singapore. London Paid transit |
Boston Br. Pkt (9 Nov) On reverse: docketed received 16 Jan 1860
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Dec 14-17, 2020 Sale 94 Lot 1174
|IN-027||14 Dec 1858||New Haven Connecticut||USA||NIL||Endorsed: via Southampton & Singapore Boston Br. Pkt (Dec 15)|
London Paid (12.27) transit. Docketed: received 28 Feb 1859 on reverse
[Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Dec 12, 2015 Sale 63 Lot 1207]
|IN-001||8 March 1859||New Haven Connecticut||USA||NIL||London transit CDS 21 March 1859
Heinrich Koehler 21 March 2017 Lot 8014E. Knecht the chancellor of French Consulate
|IN-002||12 May 1862||Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Shipletter||Peter C. Preuss exhibit. Cover to Dr. Bradley|
|IN-035||24 Nov 1865||Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Shipletter||SPINK Auction 1015, lot 1128|
|IN-003||31 March 1867||Vienna||Austria||NIL||Christoph Gärtner 6th/7th Dec 2006: lot 1452|
|IN-004||12 Nov 1867||New York||USA||New York||Received 15
Christoph Gärtner 27th MARCH 2008: Lot 15052
|IN-013||1870||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||18 July 1870||Source: John Lancaster|
|IN-006||21 Feb 1871||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||27 Feb 1871||Interasia Jun 26, 2016 lot 4296|
|IN-005||21 April 1871||Singapore||Singapore||N/A||Christoph Gärtner 6th/10th JUNE 2011 Lot: 2286v|
|IN-007||17 July 1871||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||NIL||Christoph Gärtner 28th/30th May 2008 Lot 1636|
|IN-008||1 July 1873||Gare de Compeigne||France||NIL||Christoph Gärtner June 16, 2017 lot 6538|
||25 Sept 1873
||Gare de Compeigne||France||NIL
||LUGDUNUM AUCTION sale 118 21 June 2021 lot 745
|IN-009||15 Jan 1874||Gare de Compeigne||France||18 Feb 1874||LUGDUNUM 150th Auction 08 April 2018 Lot 214|
|IN-010||2 March 1874||Gare de Compeigne||France||14 April 1874||Christoph Gärtner 25th January 2013: Lot: 2687|
|IN-011||5 June 1874||Gare de Compeigne||France||NIL||Corinphila Auction 220 Nov 22, 2017|
|IN-037||8 Oct 1874||Gare de Compeigne||France||9 Nov 1874||LUGDUNUM #119 Auction 4 Oct 2021 lot 647|
|IN-012||13 August 1875||Gare de Compeigne||France||11 Sept 1875||LUGDUNUM #106 June 2018: lot 740|
|IN-031||6 Nov 1875||Gare de Compeigne||France||9 Dec 1875||LUGDUNUM #117 March 2021|
|IN-028||20 June 1876||Gare de Compeigne||France||28 July 1876||EUR-SEREE Collecting Co. Ltd. auction #58, 3-4 April 2021 Lot 144|
|IN-036||19 April 1877||Gare de Compeigne||France||21 May 1877||LUGDUNUM on delcampe.net September 2021|
|IN-030||3 May 1877||Gare de Compeigne||France||4 June 1877||LUGDUNUM #117 March 2021|
|15 April 1882 - The first shipment of "Bs" |
Earliest us of the BANGKOK CDS thus far is 21 June 1883
|IN-014||7 June 1883||Altona||Germany||4 July 1883||Christoph Gärtner 25th January 2013 Lot: 2688|
|IN-015||1883||Leavenworth, Kansas||USA||July 1883||Christoph Gärtner 19th - 23rd Feb. 2018 Lot: 7970|
|IN-033||22 Oct 1883||New York||USA||?||Rumsey sale #66 March 19, 2016 part of Lot 1157|
|IN-016||30 Jan 1884||New York||USA||NIL||Christoph Gärtner 4 Auktion 11-14 Sept 2007 Lot 2353|
|IN-034||9 Feb 1884||New York||USA||Rumsey sale #66 March 19, 2016 part of Lot 1157|
|IN-017||15 Feb 1884||New York||USA||NIL||Christoph Gärtner 4 Auktion 11-14 Sept 2007 Lot 2354|
|IN-018||15 March 1884||Trieste||Italy||13 April 1884||Christoph Gärtner 6th/10th June 2011 Lot: 2287|
|IN-032||29 May 1884||New York||USA||NIL||Rumsey Sale 44, April 28 - May 1, 2011, lot 1507|
|IN-019||6 Sept 1884||Trieste||Italy||NIL||Christoph Gärtner Aug/Sept 2011: Lot: 2355|
|IN-020||27 Nov 1884||Edinburgh||Scotland||NIL||Antonio Torres|
|IN-021||11 Dec 1884||Aldershot||Great Britain||NIL||Source: John Lancaster|
|IN-025||20 Dec 1884||Trieste||Italy||NIL||Filatelia Sammarinese 28-29 May 2021 Lot 1992|
|IN-023||4 Jan 1885||Trieste||Italy||15 Feb 1885||Soler y Llach Sale 498|
|IN-024||10 Jan 1885||Trieste||Italy||? ? 1885||43th Viennafil Auction 26 Feb 2018 Lot 30689|
|IN-022||30 March 1885||Florence||Italy||? ? 1885||Filatelia Sammarinese 27 Jan 2018 Lot 1660|
8 March 1859
Cover from New Haven Connecticut to Mrs. Dr.
The stamps over payed the 33¢ rate for a 1/2 oz letter via Southampton.
London transit CDS 21 March 1859
[Heinrich Koehler Mar 21, 2017 Lot 8014]
Printed matter face from Vienna, Austria over Aachen and London.
London Paid + P.P.
[Christoph Gärtner 6th/7th Dec 2006: lot 1452]
To: E. Knecht the chancellor of French Consulate
From: Gare de Compiégne, France.
SINGAPORE transit CDS 3 August 1873.
[Christoph Gärtner June 16, 2017 lot 6538]
To: E. Knecht the chancellor of French Consulate 15 January 1874
15 January 1874
To: E. Knecht, chancellor of French Consulate
GARE DE COMPIEGNE, FRANCE CDS.
SINGAPORE PAID 11 September 1875 on reverse.
[LUGDUNUM AUCTION N°106 6 June 2018 lot 740]
A mounring cover.
To: General Halderman the U.S. Minister at Bangkok
From: Levenworth, Kansas, USA
By way of England, Naples and Singapore.
On revers: Napoli (7.6.83) and Singapore (PAID JY 4 83) July transit CDS.
No arrival date stamp upon arrival at the Bangkok P.O.
[Christoph Gärtner 19th - 23rd Feb. 2018 Lot: 7970]
To: Mrs. Charlmers Martin, c/o Rev. N.A. Macdonald
From: New York, USA
On reverse San Francisco handstamp (2.22)
[[Rumsey Sale 91, Dec 12-13, 2019, lot 1688]
[Christoph Gärtner 4 Auktion 11-14 Sept 2007 Lot 2354]
15 March 1884
To: Messers Gioachino Grassi.
From: Triest, Italy.
TRIESTE CDS 15/3 84.
On the reverse transits NAPOLI and BRINDISI both 17 May 1884.
On reverse SINGAPORE PAID AP 13 84 in vermilion.
[Christoph Gärtner 6th/10th June 2011 Lot: 2287]
To: Messers Gioachino Grassi.
From: Triest, Italy.
'MISSENT TO / SAN FRANCISCO'
Transit marks on reverse incl. Udine (7.9.), Brindisi (8.9. and 20.9.), Napoli (11.9.) and San Francisco (4.12.)
Gärtner Aug/Sept 2011: Lot:
30 March 1885
To: Gioachino Grassi.
From: Florence, Italy.
[Filatelia Sammarinese 27 January 2018 Lot 1660]
Chiangmal was the major center of the Kingdom of Chiangmai in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Kingdom was one of the successors of medieval Lanna Kingdom that had been under Burmese rule for two centuries until it was captured by Siamese forces under Taksin of Thonburi in 1774. Inthawichayanon (1871-1884) was the last King of Chiangmai when it was annexed by Siam in 1884. These two covers actually arrived while the Kingdom of Chiangmai was still independent.
Source: Rumsey sale #66 March 19, 2016 Lot 1157