Indochina, Victory Stamp, May 8th, 1946, Michel Nr. IND 351; A single stamp with a 80C nominal was issued in perforation 12.5.

Here is the unused stamp (no gum)

Postally used stamp.

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here is a mint hinged pair.

Mixed franking of the Victory stamp together with the 1P Colonial Images set on an international air mail letter paying an overall postage of 1.80P and sent from Haiphong to France in March of 1947. Hanled by civilian side of the military mail service in Haiphong as indicated by the circular B.P.M. 406 mail annex. Saigon transit and French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 80C Victory stamp together with the 20C Domestic Scences II stamp paying an overall postage of 1P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Burma (Myanmar) in June of 1947.  Burmese arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 80C Victory stamp together with the 20C Domestic Scences II stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 1.20P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in October of 1947.

Mixed franking of the 80C Victory stamp together with the 20C Domestic Scences II stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 1.20P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Germany in September of 1947. The letter was addressed to the well known philatelist Theo Klewitz. Ex Klewitz.

Mixed franking of the 80C Victory stamp together with the 39C Air Mail and 1C Domestic Scences II stamps paying an overall postage of 1.20P on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in December of 1947.

Multiple franking of the 80C Victor stamp (2) paying an overall postage of 1.60P on an international air mail letter sent from Siem Reap in Cambodia to France in April of 1948. Phnom Penh transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 80C Victory stamp together with the 10C Domestic Scences II stamp paying an overall postage of 90C on an international air mail letter sent from Indochina to India in January of 1948.

Mixed franking of three Victory stamps together with stamps from the Domestic Scences II set paying an overall postage of 3P on an international air mail letter sent from Dalat to the United States in March of 1948.

Rare letter of a French prison guard located in Paulo Condore featuring a mixed franking of the Victory stamps (3), Completion of Railway and Domestic Scences II and paying an overall postage of 2.80P on an air mail letter sent to the United States in February of 1946. Note the blue/violet “Pool Condore” cachet struck twice on the envelope. Con Son Island is located in lower Mekong Delta. The French made a habit of converting remote islands into prison colonies. If you have seen the movie “Papillon” that centers on the French penal colony “Devils Island” in French Guiana you know what I am writing about. So in 1862, shortly after establishing the Indochinese protectorate, they converted Con Son Island into the Paulo Condore prison colony and used it to house political prisoners and conventional criminals. The French lost control of the prison after the Japanese overthrew the French Administration on March 9th, 1945 and subsequently many of the political prisoners located there were freed by the Viet Minh at a time of political vacuum after the Japanese surrender in World War II. The French retook control of the island again on April 18th, 1946 and continued to use it as a prison colony much as before the war. The letter was transported by pouch to Saigon and there entered into the mail stream.

Registration Nr. 090550

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