Indochina, For the Sport, July 10th, 1944, Michel Nr. IND 334-335; Two stamps with nominals of 10C and 50C were issued in perforation 12 were issued. The outstretched arm of the figure featured on the stamp reminds one very much on the Nazi salute. The choice of image may have been influenced by the Germans that occupied France well into 1944. Japan, who occupied Indochina until the end of the war was an ally of Germany.

Here is the mint set in blocks of four.

and here the cancelled to order set in blocks of four.

Postally cancelled set.

Printing errors do occur. Here is a mint 10C stamp showing a significant passer-shift of the yellow color toward the right and upwards.

Rare single franking of the 10C on a domestic letter sent from Hongay to Hanoi in September of 1944. Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse. The letter was collected by Jacques Dessrousseaux who had the position of “Che de las Mines” in Indochina at the time. Ex Dessrousseaux.

Mixed franking of the 10C Sports stamp together with the 80C Victory stamp paying an overall postage of 90C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in January of 1948. Indian arrival cancel on the reverse. The stamps were issued without gum so the brown smears are a result of using gum arabica as an adhesive.

Mixed franking of the 10C Sports stamp together with the 80C Victory stamp paying an overall postage of 90C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in February of 1948. Indian arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50C Sports, 30C Rhodes and 5C Personalities stamps paying an overall postage of 85C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in July of 1945. International letters ent abroad during the Japanese Occupation of Indochina are very rare.

Mixed franking of the 50C Sports stamp (3) together with the 15C Rhodes stamp paying an overall postage of 1.65P on an international air mail letter sent from Colon to the United States in July of 1947.

Registration Nr. 090480

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