TRAMWAYS et ELECTRICITE de BANGKOK SOCIETE ANONYME


(Photo: The collection of B. Springsted)

TRAMWAYS et ELECTRICITE de BANGKOK SOCIETE ANONYME - May 21, 2005

B. Springsted writes: Your page covering the Bangkok Tramways is of interest to me. I am a collector of old stocks and bonds. One piece of local interest in my collection is the following share issue: TRAMWAYS et ELECTRICITE de BANGKOK SOCIETE ANONYME.

The share certificate was issued in Bruxelles with a capital stock of 12,000,000 de Francs with details indicating that the share capital was arranged between 1912 and 1924. The attractive share issue is green and has a drawing of the route as it passed behind Wat Prakeo.
The Bangkok Tramways system had many facets but I have not been able to find much detail on the Belgium financed and construction system. If any one can advise where details of this system can be found will be appreciated.


(Photo: The collection of B. Springsted)

Above: The back of the certificate. It appears on one of the cancellation stamps that some or all of the issue was retired as late as 1950.