Indochina, Indochinese Women, July, 1907, Michel Nr. IND 41-58; Eighteen stamps in nominals of 1C, 2C, 4C, 5C, 10C, 15C, 20C, 25C, 30C, 35C, 40C, 45C, 50C, 75C, 1F, 2F, 5F and 10F were issued in perforation 14:13.5.

Three m.h. stamps from the set

Partial postally used set.

Postally used gutter pairs are hard to find. Here are gutter-pairs of the 1/5C, 1C, 4C and 5C values.

Spectacular mixed franking of the 1C (17) in brown-olive color together with the 10C postal stationary value paying an overall postage of 27C on a registered letter front sent to France in 1917. Some stamps must have been attached on the reverse as the postage for registered letters to France was higher.

Multiple franking of the 1C value (2) in red-brown color paying an overall postage of 2C on a post card  sent from Muong-Khuong (rare cancel) sent to Liege, Belgium in July of 1923.

Mixed franking of the 1C Vietnamese Women stamp in red-brown from 1922 together with the 2C stamp that was issued in 1922 paying an overall postage of 5C on an international post card sent from Lao-Kay (rare cancel) to Paris, France in September of 1926.

Very rare multiple franking of the 2C value (5) paying an overall postage fo 10C on a post card featuring an execution scene and sent from Yen-Phu Germany in June of 1908. Cancelled with the rare “Yen-Phu” rural cancel. Ex Schwirtz.

Single franking of the 4C value on a post card sent from Saigon to France in December of 1926. The card was judged to be under-franked so upon arrival a 40C French postage due stamp was added to collect it. The card features the Hotel de l Inspection in Bien Hoa.

Multiple franking of the 4C value (3) paying an overall postage of 12C on a domestic registered letter sent from Ben Tre to France in March of 1924. The postage would appear to be insufficient but no postage due remarks were added on the envelope.

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a small envelope sent in November of 1915 from Quan two to France. Saigon Central transit and Souls arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 5C stamp on a domestic post card sent from Thai Nguyen to Hanoi in December 1911. The post card depicts the barracks of the indigenous guards in Thai Nguyen.

Single franking of the 5C value on a post card sent to Lang Son February of 1913. The stamp is cancelled with the “Langson to Hanoi” railway cancel “C”.

Multiple franking of the 5C value (2) paying an overall postage of 10C on a post card sent from Dapcau (rare cancel) in January of 1911 to Hanoi. Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 5C value paying an overall postage of 10C on a domestic post card sent from Phu Lang to Bac Ninh in May of 1911. The stamps were cancelled with the “Langson A Hanoi” railway cancel . Bac Ninh arrival cancel on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 5C value (2) paying an overall postage of 10C on a post card sent from Lang-Son to German in September of 1913. The card was written by a German French Foreign Legion legionnaire that was stationed in Lang-Son. Chinese transit cancel. The writer requests “newspaper and lists as we, with others, want complete our collections”. Presumably he is talking about his stamp collection.

Single franking of the 10C value on a domestic letter front sent within Hanoi. Interesting multi lingual cachet advertising National Saving Bonds.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on a domestic post card sent from Ackoi (small post office) to Bac Ninh in April of 1913. MOn-Cay, Hai Phong and Bac Ninh transit/arrival cancels on the reverse.

Rare mixed franking of the 5C and 10C (2) Indochinese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 25C on a letter sent in September of 1916 from Hanoi to Switzerland. Du to the on-going World War I the letter was censored by the French military (Censor 417) and re-sealed with military censor tape.

Rare mixed franking of the 5C and 10C (2) Indochinese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 25C on a letter front sent in July of 1916 from Saigon to The Netherlands. Du to the on-going World War I the letter was censored by the Italian military (Censor Nr. 38) and re-sealed with Italian military censor tape. Red boxed “Bologna Estera Censura Militare” censor cachet on front.

Rare mixed franking of the 5C and 10C (2) Indochinese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 25C on a letter front sent in August of 1916 from Saigon to The Netherlands. Du to the on-going World War I the letter was censored by the French military (Censor Nr. 4) and re-sealed with French military censor tape.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on a international letter sent from Tam Tua to France in July of 1914. The letter was initially cancelled with the Poste Rurale Tam Tua rural cancel and the further processed in the main post office in Nam Dinh. Hai Phong transit cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on an international post card sent from Thun Thiet to France in September of 1901. The card was initially cancelled with the Poste Rurale Thun Thiet rural cancel and the further processed in the main post office in Hue. French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 10C stamp on a post card sent from Nam Dinh to Mongtze in China in August of 1913. The post card features the plane and image of the pilot, Captain Picard, who also wrote and signed the card. Mong-Tseu arrival cancel. He was apparently stamp collector himself as the text of the card reveals:

I acknowledge receipt and thank you for the shipment.
 I asked Captain Collin to settle with you directly.
I am sending you the French stamp taxed 25 (for the Captain Collin)
For the other ones  I received an exchange offer.
I will only be able to exchange them once I get a response.
Thank you 
PS Do you have in your possession #80, 81 and 82 (from China) or any other stamps from China with # below 45 that you can exchange?

Single franking of the 10C stamp on a post card showing the harbor of Hai-Phong and mailed from Ninh Binh Province to France in November of 1911. The card carries the Poste Rurale Lang-Chu rural cancel, Vinh and Hanoi transit cancel and a French arrival cancel.

Very rare negative cancel from Borey, Cambodia on a 10C stamp sent in July of 1908 to France. Transported by ship of the “Ligne N” the French paquebot Nr. 6 as indicted by the ship’s cancel. Battambang transit and French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Postal stationary (12.5×9.5cm) featuring the 10C stamp and sent from Nam Dinh to Hai Phong in August of 1910. Hai Phong arrival cancel on the reverse.

Postal stationary (14.5×11.3cm) featuring the 10C stamp and sent from Van Yen to Paris, France in March of 1913. Hong Hua and Hanoi transit cancel and French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Postal stationary (14.5×11.3cm) featuring the 10C stamp and sent from Vientiane, Laos to Paris, France in May of 1914. Laos and Saigon transit cancels on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 12C value (3) paying an overall postage of 36C on an international letter sent from Hanoi to France in 1932. Saigon -Marseille air mail cachet on front.

Single franking of the 25C value on an international letter sent from Hai Phong to France in February of 1923. Versailles arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 25C value on an international letter sent from Saigon Central to India in July of 1909. Rangiem and Tutioorin transit/arrival cancel on the reverse.

Singe franking of the 25C value on an international letter front sent from Saigon Central to The Netherlands in August of 1917. Since World War I was on the letter was censored by the French military (Censor Nr. 4) and the re-sealed with French censor tape.

Single franking of the 25C value on a post card sent from Phu Lo to France. Cancelled with the rare rural cancel “Poste Rurale Phu Yen Province”.

Mixed franking of the 25C Vietnamese Women stamps together with the overprinted Women stamps paying an overall postage of 29C on a letter sent from Vientiane, Laos to Paris, France. This was apparently insufficient and hence e a black “T” in a triangle was struck on the envelope to indicate that additional postage was due upon delivery. A 10C French postage due stamp was added in Paris to collect the postage due. Saigon transit cancel on the reverse.

Rare mixed franking of the 15C and 25C Vietnamese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 40C on a letter sent from Saigon to The Netherlands. The lettre was sent during World War I and so it was censored by the French military (Censor Nr. 4) and re-sealed with French censor tape.

Multiple franking of the 12 C on 30C value (2) paying an overall 60C postage on an international registered letter sent from Hanoi to France in February of 1921.

Single franking of the 35C value on a registered domestic letter front sent from Dap Chu to Hanoi in November.

Single franking of the 35C value on a registered domestic letter front sent from Ha Phong to Hanoi in November.

Mixed franking of the 10C and 35C Vietnamese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 45C on a rare domestic Charge letter front sent from Hai Phong to Nam Dinh in June of 1912.

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.

Single franking of the brown 40C value on a registered letter front sent from Hai Phong to Hanoi in September of 1916.

Single franking of the 50C stamp on a registered letter sent in January of 1918 from Saigon to India. Indian arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 10C, 50C and 75C (2) Indochinese Women stamps paying an overall postage of 2.10P on a rare Charge letter sent from Can Tho to Saigon in August of 1914, just three weeks after the start of WW I.. The letter contained items with a declared value of 8,000 French Francs.

Registration Nr. 090050

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