Indochina, Personalities, Michel Nr. IND 336-338; Three stamps in nominals of 5C, 15C and 1P were issued in perforation 11.5-12 as follows:

5C = January 10th, 1945

15C = December 10th, 1944

1P = January 10th, 1945

Here is the mint set in blocks of four.

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

Postally used set.

Cancelled set featuring First Day Cancels

Mixed franking of the 20C Seafarer stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail and Personalties sets paying an overall postage of 85C on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Algeria in January of 1945. The letter was censored by the Japanese Occupation Force as indicated by the French banderole and censor hand stamps that the Japanese continued to use. International letter sent during the Japanese Occupation are very rare.

Mixed franking of the 40C Seafare stamp together with stamps from the Personalities set paying an overall postage of 1.45P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in January of 1946.

Mixed franking of the 40C Petain stamp (blue-green) together with the 5C Grandiere stamp in brown color paying an overall postage of 45C on a domestic letter sent from Cholon to Saigon in January of 1945. The letter was addressed to “Chef de la Inspection General de Mines” in Hanoi in August of 1943. This post was held by the well known philatelist Jacques Dessrousseaux. Saigon arrival cancel on the reverse. Ex Dessrousseaux.

Mixed franking of the 2C Governors stamp together with stamps from the Personalities and Domestic SCences II sets paying an overall postage of 15C on a domestic letter front sent from Bien Hoa to Saigon on March 6th of 1945. Three days later the Japanese occupying force took over the administration of Indochina and arrested all French troops.

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.

Single franking of the 15C value on a domestic letter sent from Hai Phong to Hanoi on August 8th of 1945. This was exactly a week prior to the Japanese surrender in World War II. Mail during the Japanese occupation is pretty scarce.

Air Mail letter sent by Wendt from Saigon to Milan, Michigan on August 20th, 1946 franked with 15C and 1P Yersin stamps paying an overall postage of 1.15P on an international air mail letter. He was using a repurposed Red Cross envelope.

Single franking of the 1P value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in December of 1945. Fragment of Indian arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 1P value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in January of 1946. Indian arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 1P value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in May of 1946.

Mixed franking of the 1P Personalities stamp together with the 20C Domestic Scences II stamp paying an overall postage of 1.20P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in August of 1947.

Mixed franking of the 10C Governors stamp (5) together with the 1P Personalities stamp paying an overall postage of 1.50P on an international letter front sent rom Saigon to France in October of 1946.

 

Registration Nr. 090490

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