Indochina, 3rd Anniversary of the National Revolution, November 3, 1943, Michel Nr. IND 318; A single stamp with a 6C nominal was issued in perforation 11.5-12.

Here is the mint stamp in blocks of four.

Cancelled to order block of four.

Mint stamp that shows the plate error “broken plow”

Detailed scan of the affected area.

Postally used stamp showing the plate error “broken plow”.

Mixed franking of the stamp together with the 4C Domestic Scences II stamp paying an overall postage of 10C on a domestic letter sent during the Japanese Occupation from Dau Tieng (small post office) to Saigon. Cancelled with the rare octagonal rural Da Tien cancel on December 1st, 1943. Thu Daumot transit and Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse. The letter was collected by Jacques Dessrouseaux, the well known philatelist, as he held the position of “Chef de las Mines” in Indochina at the time. Ex Dessrousseaux.

Rare mixed franking featuring a block of four of the National revolution stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail, Petain and Domestic Scene II stamps paying an overall postage of 35C on a registered international air mail letter sent during the Japanese Occupation from Saigon to Shanghai, China in November of 1943. Violet Japanese censure cachet and Canton transit cancel on front. Parts of the Japanese censure tape and Shanghai arrival cancel on the reverse. The black cachet on the back “Vise Pay La Douane” was applied to some registered letters in order to prevent valuables from surreptitiously leaving the country. The blue manuscript markings are most likely from the custom officer that inspected the contents. There is a black 10T cachet on front that indicates that additional postage was due upon delivery but there is no sign if this was actually collected.

Registration Nr. 090440

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