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ANNAM AND TONKIN

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Indo China (Indochine in French) consisted of the French colony of Cochin-China and the French protectorates of Annam, Tonkin, Laos and Cambodia. Cochin China, Tonkin, and Annam were later combined to form a new country: Vietnam. The capital of Indo-China was Hanoi.


1888 Stamps of the French colonies, surcharged "A&T":

'1' on 2 c brown on yellow Image obtained from a Harmers auction 'A & T 1' on 4 c brown Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com 'A & T 5' on 10 c black

  'A & T 1' on 2 c brown on yellow
  'A - T 1' on 2 c brown on yellow
  'A & T 1' on 4 c brown
  'A - T 1' on 4 c brown
  'A & T 5' on 10 c black
  'A - T 5' on 10 c black

Inverted overprints exist. There are eight types of the "A&T 1" overprint and four types of the "A&T 5" overprint.


"A-T 1" on 2 c surcharged sideways with one inverted, certified genuine

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Certified genuine
(Prepared, but not issued stamp)

A stamp "A & T 5" on 2 c brown on yellow was prepared but not issued.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
'A&T 1' on 2 c *** ***  
'A-T 1' on 2 c RR RR  
'A&T 1' on 4 c *** ***  
'A-T 1' on 4 c RR RR  
'A&T 5' on 2 c RRR - Not issued
'A&T 5' on 10 c *** ***  
'A-T 5' on 10 c RR RR  

These stamps were issued due to shortage of 1 c and 5 c stamps in 1888. 20,850 2 cents stamps were used, 30,000 of the 4 cents, and 45,000 of the 10 cents values for the overprint.

Forgeries:

These overprints have been forged, examples of some Fournier forgeries, taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic forgeries:


(Forged overprints of Fournier, reduced sizes)

And some forged cancels, used by Fournier:


(Forged cancels of Fournier)

The cancels are:
"NAM-DINH TONKON 1 OCT. 92" in a double circle (inner circle dotted line); I've seen this on forgeries of the Indo China 1893 issue
"HANOI TONKIN 3E/27 FEVT 86" in a double circle (inner circle dotted line)
"HANOI TONKIN 3E/27 FEVT 94" in a double circle (inner circle dotted line)
"HA-NOI TONKIN 2E/21 JUIL. 82" in a double circle
"HA-NOI 2E/20 AOUT 92 TONKIN" in a double circle
"NAM-DINH TONKIN" in a double circle (inner circel dotted line); date to be added?
"HUE 6 JUIL 88 ANNAM" in a double circle.


Fournier forgeries, the stamp, overprint and cancel are forged. Note that the perforation does not 'match' in the corners.


"NAM-DINH TONKON 1 OCT. 92" Fournier forged cancel on a forged 60 c postage due stamp of the French Colonies.


Another type of forgery (most likely made by Oneglia), note the small "COLONIES" and the strange "E" in "FRANCAISE". I'm not 100% sure, but I think this forgery has a bar with "G" cancel, which often occurs on Oneglia forgeries.


An imperforate "forgery"; most likely a cut from some souvenir card. It has a "HUE 4 JUN 88" cancel.


A mystery "ANNAM TONKIN" overprint on a 15 c 1876 'Sage' stamp of France. This overprint is most likely bogus.

 


Stamp of the French Colonies with a "THUAN-AN ANNAM" cancel. Next to it another one with a "CHOBO TONKIN" cancel.


Stamp of Indo China with an "ANNAM" cancel.


Postage due stamps of the French Colonies with a "YEN_BAI 26 JUIN 98 TONKIN" cancel, these might be cancelled to order.


Fiscal Stamps


Inscription "PROTECTORAT DE L'ANNAM REGIE DES CANNELLES"


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