A new book has been published on Siam Specimen Banknotes. Author Jan Olav Aamlid provided these details.
Siam Specimen Banknotes First Series
By Jan Olav Wilborn Aamlid
For many years I have worked on the book. I paid several visits to Thomas de la Rue at the De La Rue House in Basingstoke, Hampshire to go threw their archives. I met several times with the archivist Ray Marshall who for years have worked for de la Rue and got from him valuable information.
The collection of Specimen notes I have built up during the last 22 years. I have been collecting Thai Banknotes for about 40 years, but starting concentrating on Thai Specimen notes and artwork when de la Rue started selling from their archives. The banknotes are bought from Spinks auctions, other auction companies, directly from de la Rue and from private collectors.
The book is in A4 format, colours, hard cover and 246 pages. All the banknotes are pictured some with backlight so the watermark is visible.
There are several stories about the background of the banknotes;
From two to four alphabetical code and serial numbers,
Watermarked paper First Series,
First Series Siamese Banknotes, trials and tribulations,
How the USA lost bid to print Siamese 1 Tical/Baht banknote and
Rare spelling errors detected in Siamese First Series Banknote.
The book also contains original letters from the Ministry of Finance in Bangkok, The Siamese Legation in London and Thomas de la Rue & Company Limited concerning the printing of the banknotes.
104 banknotes, most of them specimens, are catalogued and described in the book.
The book can be bought/ordered from
The author at the printer
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster