Indochina, Domestic Scenes I, September 26th, 1927, Michel Nr. IND 123-146; Twenty-four stamps 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, 25C, 30C, 40C, 50C, 1P and 2P were issued in perforation 14:13.5.

Here is the mint never hinged set (minus the 7C value).

Partial postally used set.

Rare postally used gutter-pair 1C stamp

Used block of four cancelled with the rare rural cancel Lao-Kay.

Here are two “perfin stamps” that were perforated by large corporations in order to avoid the theft of postage from their offices. “BIC” was used by the Bank of Indochina.

 Multiple franking of the 1C vale (10) paying an overall postage of 10C on an international letter sent from Tourane to France in October of 1928.

Mixed franking of the 1C and 5C values paying an overall postage of 6C on an international letter sent from Vientiane, Laos to France in August of 1929.

Multiple franking of the 2C value (3) paying an overall postage of 6C on an international letter sent from Dap-Cau (small post office) to France in April of 1930. French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Below are two money transfer from September and November of 1932. On one, 32.5 FF were transferred and  on the other 1,300 FF. The fee for the transfer was in both cases 7.5C (made up of one 7C and one 0.5C of there Domestic Scenes set, which indicates that money transfer fees were a flat charge regardless of amount.

Mint postal stationary of the 4C stamp (14.9×10.3cm).

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a domestic post cars sent to Saigon in 1929.

The 5C was also used on a postal stationary, here sent from Tan Chau (small post office) to Saigon in June of 1931. Saigon arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mint postal stationary of the 6C stamp (14.7×10.3cm).

Single franking of the 6C stamp on an international letter sent from Saigon to France in March of 1932.

Mixed ranking of the 6C and 30C  (the latter issued in 1932) paying an overall postage of 36C on a small international letter sent from Pnom Penh, Cambodia to France in November of 1934.

Mixed ranking of the 6C and 30C  (the latter issued in 1932) paying an overall postage of 36C on an Air Orient international air mail letter sent from Hanoi  to France in July of 1933. Boxed Saigon-Marseille air mail cachet on front.

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.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on an international letter sent from Saigon-Central to India in October of 1930. Kilasavalpat arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 11C and 25C stamps (the latter issued in 1931,Type I) paying an overall postage of 36C and sent from Saigon to France in October of 1932. The postage was apparently insufficient as on arrival a 30C French postage due stamp was added in order to collect the additional postage due. French arrival cancel on the reverse. Boxed Saigon-Marseille air mail cachet on front. Red circular aircraft control cachet on front.

Mint postal stationary of the 12C stamp in brown (14.8×10.3cm).

Mint postal stationary of the 12C stamp in black-grey-turquoise (14.8×10.3cm).

Very rare mixed franking of the 6C and the 15C values (2) paying an overall postage of 36C on an international air mail letter sent from Binh Thuy to France in September of 1932. Cancelled with the rare rural cancel of the small town. Pan Ti, Saigon and Marseille transit cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 15C (2) and 1P Domestic Scene I and 1C and 10C Domestic Scene II stamps paying an overall postage of 1.41P on a registered international express air mail letter sent from Hanoi to Algeria in February of 1932. French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1C and 20C stamps paying an overall postage of 21C on a registered international letter sent from Ben Tre to France in May of 1929. Saigon transit and Amiens arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1C and 20C values paying an overall postage of 41C on a registered letter setoff rom Saigon to France in July of 1931.

Single franking of the 25C value on a registered letter sent from Saigon to France in May of 1928. French arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C, 10C and 25C (2) stamps paying an overall postage of 66C on an international Air Orient air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in January of 1931. The letter was annotated “avec maritime” which would suggest it was supposed to be transported by boat but it does carry the red circular aircraft control cachet that indicates that it was in fact sent via plane. Marseille machine arrival cancel on the reverse. The 25C value was affixed in a rare gutter-pair. Postally used gutter-pairs are very hard to find.

Mixed franking of the 6C Indochinese Women and 30C (2) Domestic Scenes II values on a letter front sent in March of 1931 from Saigon to France.

Mixed franking of the 6C Indochinese Women and 30C (2) Domestic Scenes II values on a letter sent in December of 1930 from Saigon to France. 20th anniversary of the first flight connection from Saigon cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 6C and 30C (2) values on a letter front sent in March of 1931 from Saigon to France.

Mixed franking of the 1C, 20C and 40C values paying an overall postage of 61C on a registered letter sent from Saigon to France in March of 1931.Paris arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C Indochinese Women together with the 20C ad 40C Domestic Scenes II values paying an overall postage of 66C on a letter front from Hai Phong to France in November of 1937.

Mixed franking of the 6C Indochinese Women and the 20 and 40C Domestic Scenes I stamps paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail cover sent from Hanoi to France. According to the book “Recovered Mail” by Henri L. Nierinck “The plane left Saigon the 7th piloted by Beauregard and Bourgeois, Patard and Leroux on board. Due to a storm it crashed at Akyab in the river Sandoway. The are was killed. The mail was recovered several days later and forwarded to Paris where it was cacheted in black. The mail was reconditioned by the postal authorities because of its damaged condition.” Valued at Swiss Francs 180 in 1984. Rare Crash Cover.

Mixed franking of the 40C (2) Vietnamese Motives I and 6C Vietnamese Women stamp paying an overall postage of 86C on an international registered express mail letter sent from Hanoi to France in March of 1931. Saigon transit and French arrival cancels of the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C 20C and 40C stamps paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail sent from Saigon to France in April of 1931. Paris arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed ranking of the 1C and 40C (2) Domestic Scenes stamps together with the 6C and 10C (2) Vietnamese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 1.07P on a rare registered express mail letter that was transported on the first flight from Indochina to France in February of 1929. The letter originated in Hai-Phong and was sent to France. Saigon transit cancels on the reverse. First Flight cachet on front.

Mixed franking of Domestic Scenes I and II stamps paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France on March 17th, 1932. According to the book “Recovered Mail” by Henri L. Nierinck “The mail plane Casablanca-Toulouse piloted by Antoine, radio Touchais and six passengers, was caught in a storm and landed on the sea near Motril (South Spain) The crew and passengers were unhurt. Mail was recovery four hours later and embarked on the following plane at Barcelone. Black cachet applied at Marseille” Marseille Gare Avon arrival cancel. Rare Crash Cover valued at Swiss Francs 150 in 1985.

Mixed franking of the !c, 30C and 50C stamps on a postal stationary of the 5C stamp paying an overall postage of 96C on a First Flight Air Mail Cover Hue-Saigon-Paris from April 8th, 1929. The letter arrived in Paris on April 12th. First Flight cachet on front. Saigon transit cancel on the reverse. Ex Schwirtz.

Mixed ranking of the 20C, 21C  and 50C (2) Domestic Scenes values paying an overall postage of 1.41P on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in June of 1932. Marseille arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50C Domestic Scences I stamps (2) together with the 21C Domestic SCences II stamp paying an overall postage of 1.21P on a registered  international letter sent from Saigon to France in April of 1932. One stamp has fallen off. Various French arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C overprinted stamp together with stamps from the Domestic Scences I and II sets paying an overall postage of 66C on an international air mail letter sent from Phnom Penh to France in 1932. “Par Avion Jusqua Marseille” (Air Mail until Marseille) cachet on front.

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 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 stamps from the Domestic Scences I and II paying an overall postage of 2.65P on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in January of 1932. French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1C, 5C and 1P stamps paying an overall postage of 1.06P on an international letter front sent from Hanoi to France in November of 1929. The flight apparently established a new distance record for a return flight Costes-Bellonte which is indicated in the special cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 40C value in red as a gutter-pair together with the 1C and 1P value from the Domestic Scences I set paying an overall postage of 1.81P on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in April of 1929. Gutter-pairs on postally used letters are rare.

Mixed franking of the 2C, 3C, 20C and 1P (5) on a registered international air mail letter sent from hai Thing to France in November of 1929. Hanoi transit and Paris arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 11C Indochinese Women stamps together with the 1P Domestic Scenes I stamp paying an overall postage of 1.11 on a registered air mail letter sent from Tourane to France in February of 1933. Saigon transit and French arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the !p and 2P Domestic Scence I stamps together with stamps from the Air Mail and World Exhibition sets paying an overall postage of 7.23P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to China in April of 1949. Canton arrival cancels on front.

Mixed franking of the 2P stamp together with stamps from the Vietnamese Women and Domestic Motive I sets paying an overall postage of 2.11P on a registered international letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in January of 1932. Red Saigon-Marseille air route cachet on front. Various transfer and arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 4C, 15C (2) and 2P stamps paying an overall postage of 4.34P on a registered letter sent from Saigon to Paris in July of 1932. French arrival cancel on the reverse. The 2P value is very hard to fond on postal used cover.

Registration Nr. 090150

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