Allegory of Peace overprinted for use in China, 1902-1904, Michel Nr. IND 1I-16I and 1II-16II; Kuoang-Tcheou was a French treaty port within China that was established after the Treaty of Whampoa was signed in 1844. This allowed the French to use five ports to French merchants, establish consulates there, provided certain special rights to French citizens and a fixed duty on French-Chinese trade. Fifteen stamps of the Allegory of Peace set were overprinted as follows: 1C, 2C, 4C, 5C, 10C, 15C, 20C, 25C, 30C, 40C, 50C, 75C, 1F and 5F. While all unoverprinted Indochinese stamps could be used in Kuoang-Techeou, overprinted stamp of the territory were not valid postage in mainland Indochina or the other territories from 1907 until 1922. All Indochinese Post Office in China closed on December 31st, 1922. As of 1923 the overprinted stamps were sold and could be used in all Indochinese territories (Desrousseaux SICP Journal, February, 1972, Volume 2, Nr. 1).
Here are the m.h. 1C and 5C values.
Registation Nr. 090022