Indochina, Heroes of Aviation, Michel Nr. 316-317; Two stamps both in nominals of 6C plus a 2C surcharge were issued at different times as follows:

Do Huu Vi was Vietnam’s first aviator. Note his distinct “Japanese Look” that differs greatly from his actual photograph images. Certainly the Japanese Occupation force had a say in what stamp design was chosen. Both stamps were not popular with the public due to the surcharge and hence found very little postal use. Any postally used samples or postal history are rare.

6C : August 1st, 1943 (Do Huu Vi)

6C: November 15th, 1943 (Roland Garros)

Here is the mint set in blocks of four.

Here are cancelled to order blocks of four.

Postally used set.

Single franking of the 6C Do Huu Vi stamp on a domestic letter sent from Dalat to Saigon in August of 1943. Saigon arrival cancels on the reverse. The letter was collected by Jacques DEssrousseaux who held the position of “Chef des Mines” in Indochina. Ex Dessrousseaux.

Mixed franking of the 6C Roland Garros stamp together with stamps from the Petain and Seafarer sets paying an overall postage of 10C on a domestic letter sent from Dalat to Phnom Penh in April of 1944. Note the two paper versions of the 1C Seafarer stamp. One is printed on white and the other on tanned paper. Also note, that the left Petain stamp shows the variety “Petain’s hat has only two instead of three white stripes”. Phnom Penh arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C Roland Garros and 1C and 3C Petai stamps paying an overall postage of 10C on a domestic letter sent from Saigon to Phnom Penh in August of 1944. Note, that the left Petain stamp shows the variety “Petain’s hat has only two instead of three white stripes”. Phnom Penh arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 090430

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