Indochina, Seafarers, Michel Nr. 302-312; Eleven stamps in nominals of 1C, 6C, 10C, 15C, 20C, 40C and 1P were issued in perforation 11.5-12. The stamps were issued over time on various dates:

1C = January 10th, 1945 (Lagree)

1C = September 15th, 1943 (Francois)

1C = August 15th, 1943 (Grandiere)

6C = September 1st, 1943 (Amedee)

6C = September 1st, 1943 (Genouilly)

6C = October 5th, 1943 (Laubat)

10C = August 10th, 1944

15C = November 10th, 1944

20C = August 10th, 1944

40C = November 1st, 1944

1P = July 8th, 1944

Here is the mint set in blocks of four

Here is the cancelled to order set in blocks of four.

Here is the postally used set.

6C Genouilly stamp in a bock of four cancelled with the rare rural cancel of Son-Tay.

Complete set featuring First Day Cancels

Mixed franking of the 1C Seafarer stamp together with stamps from the Petain and Domestic Scences II sets paying an overall postage of 15C on a domestic air mail letter sent from Soc Trang to Saigon in January of 1944.

Mixed franking of the 1C (3) and 6C Seafarer stamps paying an overall postage of 9C sent from Ben Thuy (small post office) to Thudaumot in September of 1943, Thudaumot arrival cancel on the reverse.

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 Seafarer stamp together with the 30C Air Mail stamp paying ask overall postage of 36C on a registered domestic letter sent from Thai Binh to Hanoi in September of 1943. The letter was censured by the Japanese as indicated by the “Hanoi Bis” circular date canceler on the reverse. Additional Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 6C Seafarer stamp on a domestic letter sent from Can Bang to Hanoi in October of 1943. The letter was censored by the Japanese occupiers as indicated by the “Hanoi Bis” circular canceler on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6C Seafarer stamp together with the 4C Doumer stamp paying an overall postage of 10C on a domestic letter sent from Lang Son to Saigon in October of 1944.Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 10C Seafarer stamp on a domestic letter sent from Hulang Phuong (small post office) to Hanoi in October of 1944. Hanoi arrival cancel on the reverse. The letter was collected by the well known philatelist Jaques Dessrousseaux who held the position of “Chef du Services des Mines”. Ex Dessrousseaux.

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.

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.

Multiple franking of the 40C Seafare stamp (2) paying an overall postage of 80C on an international letter sent from Saigon via Calcutta to France.

Multiple franking of the 40C Seafare stamp (3) paying an overall postage of 80C on an international letter sent from Dalat to France in February of 1947.

Mixed franking of the 40C Seafarer stamp together with two 30C Personalities stamps paying an overall postage of 1P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in September of 1947.

Mixed franking of the 40C Seafarer stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail and Governers sets paying an overall postage of 2.50P on a registered international air mail letter sent from Pnom Penh to France in November of 1948. Paris arrival cancel on the reverse.

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 1P Seafare stamp together with the 50C Sport stamp paying an overall postage of 1.50P on an international letter sent from Saigon to Australia in January of 1946. Australia was a very rare destination at the time.

Registration Nr. 090410

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