Indochina, Colonial Scences, June 6th, 1946, Michel Nr. IND 352-357; Six stamps in nominals of 50C, 1P, 1.50P, 2P, 2.50P and 5P were issued in perforation 12.5.

Postally used 1.50P value.

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here is the complete imperforate set in mint never hinged pairs.

Rare sunken die proofs of the entire set featuring the dry seal of the “Ministere des Colonies” of the French Government. These proofs were issued in very small numbers and handed out to other postal administrations or Government VIP’s.

Mixed franking of the 50C value together with 10C Marshall Petain overprinted with RF and the 25C Domestic Scenes II stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 1.10P. This was judged to be insufficient and as a result French postage due stamps in the amount of 32 French Francs were added in Lyon in March of 1947.

Mixed franking of the 50C and 1P (2) stamps paying an overall postage of 2.50P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in February of 1947.

Mixed franking of the Victory stamp together with the 1P Colonial Images set on an international air mail letter paying an overall postage of 1.80P and sent from Haiphong to France in March of 1947. Hanled by civilian side of the military mail service in Haiphong as indicated by the circular B.P.M. 406 mail annex. Saigon transit and French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50C, 1P and 5P Colonial Scences stamps together with the 39C San Francisco Exhibition and 20C Domestic Scenes stamp paying an overall postage of 7.29P on a rare international air express mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in May of 1951. The address apparently had moved and as a result a 80 Rappen Swiss stamp plus an express mail label were added to the letter on the reverse to forward it to the new location. Degersheim arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 090560

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