Indochina, Indonesian Women overprinted with new Values, November, 1918, Michel Nr. IND 69-89; The currency used in Indochina and France were not compatible. While Indochina used the Piastre, France used the French Franc. The exchange rate of the two currencies was fixed at 2.5 in 1898. Due to a devaluation of the Franc this created currency speculations between the two currencies which required that the Indochinese stamps denominated in Francs were overprinted with their equivalent Piastre value. As a result eighteen stamps were overprint with new values in nominals of 1/10C, 1/5C, 2/5C, 4/5C, 1C, 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C, 7C, 8C, 9C, 10C, 11C, 12C, 15C, 20C, 40C, 1P and 2P.

M.h. 80C value

Here are postally used stamps from the set

Mixed ranking of the 4C on 10C overprinted postal stationary together with the 6C on 15C stamp paying an overall postage of 10C on a international letter sent from Do-Luong to Paris, France. Vinh and Hai-Phong transit cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1C, 2C and 5C (7) as well as the overprinted 6C on 15C stamps paying an overall postage of 46C on a registered international letter sent from Saigon to India in December of 1927. Indian arrival cancels on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 090090

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