Thailand Welfare Revenue Stamps (1942-1946)

ส.ป.ส. – สมาคมป้องกันสงคราม พ.ศ. 2485

Issued during WWII to raise funds for the Home Guard. Their use was obligatory on certain types of document, including residence permits, and “voluntary” (although expected!) on cinema and theater tickets. Their use on car windscreens also gave “a reasonable degree of safety”; cars not displaying the 5B top value revenue stamp were liable to be commandeered or confiscated by the authorities.

Arabic number – May 1944-1945document_tax_1941_1Thailand_Welfare_Revenue_b4_3

Thai number – October 1944document_tax_1941_2-1

Thai number 5 Baht – October 1944document_tax_1941_3Thailand_Welfare_Revenue_b4_1Thailand_Welfare_Revenue_b4_2