Indochina, Personalities II, Michel Nr. 343-345; Three stamps in nominals of 5C, 15C and 20C were issued on various dates and in perforation 11.5-12.
Here is the 15C value in a mint block of four.
Cancelled to order block of four.
Postally used stamp.
15C stamp with First Day Cancel.
Rare single franking of the 15C stamp on a domestic letter sent from Honouan (small post office) to La Dec in September of 1945. Japan’s surrender was announced on August 15th, 1945 so in September of that year the Viet Minh had already taken over the Indochinese postal service and the French were still imprisioned. The Viet Minh overprinted stamps did not exist yet and so a standard Indochinese stamp was used. Nevertheless this letter can be qualified as Viet Minh Mail.
International letter sent from Saigon to India on November 16th, 1945. This was shortly after the French had returned to the city after World war II. Franked with the 15C Rhodes, the 20C Charner and 60C Air Mail stamps and paying an overall postage of 95C. Indian arrival cancel on the reverse.
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.
Mixed franking of the 40C de Lagree stamps (2) together with the 15C and 30C Rhodes stamps paying an overall postage of 1.25P on an international air mail letter sent through the military postal system to Metz in France. Cancelled with the “mute” Posted aux Armees T.O.E.” cancel from December 23rd, 1945. This is an early letter out of Indochina after World War II.
Registration Nr. 090510