Indochina, Grasset, March, 1904-1906, Michel Nr. IND 24-40; Seventeen stamps in nominals of 1C, 2C, 4C, 5C, 10C, 15C, 20C, 25C, 30C, 35C, 40C, 50C, 75C, 1F, 2F, 5F and 10F were issued in perforation 14:13.5.

Here is the partial m.h. set

and here the partial postally used set.

Mixed franking of the 1C Grasset and 4C Allegory of Peace stamps paying an overall postage of 5C on a domestic post card sent within Son-Tay in October of 1900.

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a post card sent as a printed matter from Saigon-Central to France in April of 1905. Saigon departure cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 5C Grasset stamp on a post card that was brought from France to Indochina and that was then sent locally from Bang Hoi (small post office). Phang Rang transit cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a post card that features the scene of an execution by guillotine. France conducted public executions until 1939. The card was sent to France in June of 1906.

 Single franking of the 5C value on a post card sent by Paquebot from Tourane to France in May of 1907.

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a post card sent from Saigon-Central to Paris, France in October of 1907. The postcard features the photo of a street cobbler.

Rare multiple franking of the 5C value as a se-tenant showing the print year as 1905 on a domestic post card sent from Saigon.

Single franking of the 5C value on a post card sent inAugust of 1908 from Hai-Phong to France. Interesting Hanoi a Hai Phong transit cancel and Darlin arrival cancel on the reverse. The card was under-franked and hence received a 10C postage due stamp in France to collect to additional postage due.

Multiple franking of the 5C value (5) paying an overall postage of 25C on a international letter sent from Saigon to India. Singapore transit and Rangiem arrival cancel on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 5C value (4) paying an overall postage of 20C on an international surface letter sent by the Residence Superieure en Annam in Hue to a colonel in Constantinople (Istanbul) in October of 1906. Saigon transit cancel and interesting “Austrian Post-Constantinople” and “German Post-Constantinople”arrival cancels on the reverse (ex.Schwirtz). The letter had to be franked as it was not directed to within the French Empire.

Unusual single franking of the 10C Grasset stamp on a domestic letter front sent from Transit Vinh to the Chief Justice in Saigon in December 1908. The stamp is imperforate but given how close it was cropped the sender must have just cut off the perforation (may be to use a previously used stamp by cutting off a fringe cancel). The letter was of the second weight level and hence the postage was deficient by 10C. As a result a black triangular “T” hand stamp was applied in front (only partially visible) and a 20C postage due stamp was applied in Saigon.

Rare use of the 10C Grasset stamp on a registered letter receipt that was sent in January of 1909 from Saigon to Rangoon in Burma.

Single franking of the 10C value on a domestic post card sent from Tourane to Hai Phong in May of 1905. Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 10C value on a post card sent Pnom Penh, Cambodia  to Belgium in November of 1906. Brussels arrival cancel.

Red Band Cover featuring a single franking of the 10C stamp in November of 1907.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on a post card sent from Vietro (rare cancel) to France in June of 1908.

Mint postal stationary post (14x9cm) featuring the 10C value.

Mixed franking of the 10C post stationary together with the25C stamp paying an overall postage of 35C on a registered international air mail letter sent from Chau Doc to France in 1907. French distribution cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 25C Allegorie of Peace stamp together with the 15C Grasset stamp paying an overall postage of 40C on a registered domestic letter front setoff rom Hong Chong (i.e. Hong Kong) to Chau Doc in March of 1905.

Mixed franking of the 10C and 15C (2) GRasset stamps paying an overall postage of 40C on a registered domestic letter front sent from Saigon to Chau Doc in July of 1905.

Mixed franking of the 15C and 20C Grasset stamps paying an overall postage of 35C on a registered domestic letter front sent from Hanoi Gare (Train Station) to a local Government official in Dao Bang in July of 1911. The letter could not be delivered and hence received a cachet “Retour a L’Envoyeur”.

Single franking of the 25C value on an international letter sent in November of 1907 from Hai-Phong to Devon, England.

Single franking of the 25C value on a surface letter sent in May of 1905 from Saigon to Madura, India. Yokohama-Marseille octagonal Paquebot transit and various Indian arrival cancels on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 25C Graset value paying the required 50C international registered letter rate on a letter sent from Soc Trang to Augsburg, Germany in October 1908. Milano transit railway and Augsburg arrival cancels on the reverse. The letter took almost a month to arrive.

Multiple franking of the 25C Graset value paying an overall postage of  50C on an international letter sent from Hai Phong to Istanbul, Turkey in January 1908. Constantinople arrival cancel on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 25C Graset value paying the required 50C international on a letter sent from Hai Phong to Hong Kong in 1907. The letter was initially transported to Hanoi by a merchant whose name is on the envelope. He is then asked to hand over the letter to “Coastal Defense” which may have been a conduit to a sea voyage.

Mixed franking of the 10C and 25C Grasset stamps paying an overall postage of 35C on a registered domestic letter front sent from Saigon to So Trang in August of 1907.

Mixed franking of the 35V Graset stamp together with stamps from the Indochinese Women series paying an overall postage of 50C on a registered international letter sent from Soc Trang to Augsburg, Germany. Milano railroad transit and Augsburg arrival cancel on the reverse. The letter took just under one month to arrive.

Mixed franking of the 20C and 35C (3) GRasset stamps paying an overall postage of 1.25P on a registered domestic letter front sent from Can Th to So Trang of August of 1908.

Mixed franking of the 5C (2) and 40C Grasset stamps paying an overall postage of 50C on an international letter sent from Canton (China) to Germany in July of 1907. Rare forerunner of the un-overprinted Grasset stamps used in China.

Rare single franking of the 50C value on an international registered letter sent from Hai Phong to Germany in April of 1912. Kirchheim Teck arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 090050

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