Indochina, International Colonial Exhibition overprinted with new Values, April 13th, 1931, Michel Nr. IND 147-149; It is not clear to the editor as to why stamps that were specifically produced for the Colonial Exhibition in 1931 had to be overprinted prior to being issued. An educated guess is that the stamps were prepared for a number of French territories and that the rates there were still expressed in French Franks and not Piastres. Instead of changing the overall design it was simpler to overprint the stamps. At any rate, the following nominals were issued: 4C on 50C, 6C on 90C and 10C on 1.50F in perforation 12.5.

Mint hinged 6C stamp

Postally used 10C stamp

Single franking of the 6C stamp on an international letter sent from Da Lat to France in September of 1931. Marseille arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 3C (2) and 50C Domestic Scenes set plus the overprinted 10C Colonial Exhibition stamp paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Francine December of 1931. Red circular aircraft control cachet on front. Marseille transit and French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C and 10C Colonial Exhibition stamps together with the 50C Domestic Scenes I stamp paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in December of 1931. Circular air craft verification cachet on front. Marseille machine arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50C Domestic Scenes stamp plus the overprinted 10C Colonial Exhibition stamp and 6C Vietnamese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail letter sent from Vinh to France in October of 1931. Saigon transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of there complete Colonial Exhibition set in pairs together with stamps from the Domestic Scenes I set paying an overall postage of 1.09P on a registered international letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in November of 1931. Illegible Zurich arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 090160

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