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Thailand – Classic Post Boxes

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While visiting the Phuket Philatelic Museum last week, I bought several packages of postcards issued by Thailand Post, including a set of seven picturing the evolution of the post box in Thailand.  The first, shown below, illustrates the first design which was first put into use in 1883 – the same year that the nation released its first postage stamps.  The first general post office in Bangkok is in the background.

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Design 2 (above) was put into service in 1911.

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This third pillar box design was initiated in 1926.

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Design 4 first saw service in 1953.

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These final two designs were both put into use in 1973.  There are many of Design 6 all around Phuket, plus one or two additional designs.

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