Indochinese Women overprinted for use in Canton, 1919, Michel Nr. IND 67I-83I; Canton was a French treaty port within China that was established after the Treaty of Whampoa was signed in 1844. This allowed the French to use five ports to French merchants, establish consulates there, provided certain special rights to French citizens and a fixed duty on French-Chinese trade. Seventeen stamps of the Indochinese Women set were overprinted as follows: 2/5C on 1C, 4/5C on 2C, 1 3/5C on 4C, 2C on 5C, 4C on 10C, 6C on 15C, 8C on 20C, 10C on 25C, 12C on 30C, 14C on 35C, 16C on 40C, 20C on 50C, 30C on 75C, 40C on 1F, 80C on 2F, 2P on 5P and 4P on 10P.
Mixed franking of the 30C on 75 Cents overprinted fro Canton together with standard issue Indochinese stamps from the Indochinese Women and Domestic Scenes I sets paying an overall postage of 36C on a registered letter sent from Hong-Gay (rare cancel) to France in June of 1930. Hai Phong transit and French arrival cancel on the reverse.
Registration Nr. 090052