Lot no. 8095

377th Auction



Catalogue no.India14

Opening3.000 €
Sold for9.000 €

SIAM-THURN&TAXIS, 1859, Double rate entire letter, dated inside "Bangkok den 28. März 1859", showing on front red oval forwarding agent mark "PICKENPACK, THIES & Co. BANGKOK SIAM" and on reverse "BEHN, MEYER & Co. SINGAPORE". In Singapore franked for the conveyance to Alexandria with 2 copies India 1856/64, 8 annas carmine, tied by somewhat indistinct "B172" of Singapore with matching red dispatch mark on reverse. The prepaid amount of "2/-" noted on reverse crossed out, and changed into "40" kreuzer due (consisting of 22 kreuzer sea postage from Alexandria to Trieste and 18 kreuzer German postal union postage), which was to be paid by the recipient. One stamp with some minor creasing without impotance. A very fine and rare early letter from Thailand to Europe. (SG India 48/49)