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Stamps of French Indo-China overprinted "CANTON":

1901 Stamps of French Indo-China overprinted "CANTON" and Chinese Characters (same characters for each value), both in red

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellow
  4 c brown
  5 c green 
  10 c black
  15 c blue
  15 c grey 
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  30 c brown
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  75 c lilac
  1 F green
  5 F lilac

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
1 c * *  
2 c ** **  
4 c ** **  
5 c ** ** On dark green: RRR
10 c *** ***  
15 c blue * *  
15 c grey *** ***  
20 c R R  
25 c *** ***  
30 c R R  
40 c R R  
50 c R R  
75 c R R  
1 F R R  
5 F RR RR  


Fournier forgeries, both the stamp and the overprint are forged. The cancels I have seen on these forgeries are "CANTON 3E/27 FEVR 01 CHINE" (often only partially visible). Note the accent on the "N" of "INDO" in two of the 5 F forgeries.

Forgeries have been made of these stamps and the overprints by Fournier (note that the perforation is imperfect, especially in the corners), for more information on these forgeries click here.


A sheet with forged Fournier overprints as taken from a Fournier Album.

In his 1906 pricelist, the forger Oneglia, offers the values 50 c, 75 c, 1 F and 5 F.

 

1903 Stamps of Indo China of 1893, overprinted "CANTON" and value in Chinese characters (different for each value) in black

"CANTON" on 50 c red 1 F green, 'CANTON'

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellow
  4 c brown
  5 c green 
  10 c black
  15 c grey 
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c lilac
  1 F green
  5 F lilac

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
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c ** **  
5 c ** **  
10 c ** **  
15 c ** **  
20 c *** ***  
25 c black *** *** 1904
25 c blue *** ***  
30 c *** ***  
40 c R R  
50 c red RR RR  
50 c brown on blue RR RR 1904
75 c R R  
1 F R R  
5 F R R  

Illegally produced 'errors' exists with inverted or incomplete overprints.


Fournier forgery of the 50 c and 5 F value

 

1906 Stamps of Indo China of 1893, overprinted "CANTON" and value in Chinese characters

Image obtained from a Harmers auction

  75 c red on orange
  5 F violet

The overprint "CANTON" is wider and in different lettering type in this surcharge.

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
75 c R R  
5 F RR RR  

 

1906 Stamps of Indo China of 1904, overprinted "CANTON" and value in Chinese characters

  1 c olive (overprint red)
  2 c brown on yellow
  4 c lilac on blue (overprint red)
  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c red
  15 c brown on blue
  20 c red on green
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black on yellow (overprint red)
  40 c black on grey (overprint red)
  50 c brown
  1 F olive
  2 F lilac on orange (overprint red)
  10 F red on green

The chinese overprint signifies the value of the stamp and is thus different for each value. The overprint 'CANTON' is identical to the previous issue. Two different printings are distinguished by experts; one with shiny ink and one with matt ink.

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
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c ** **  
5 c ** **  
10 c ** **  
15 c *** R  
20 c *** ***  
25 c *** ***  
30 c *** ***  
35 c *** ***  
40 c *** ***  
50 c *** ***  
1 F R R  
2 F R R  
10 F RR RR  

 

1908 Stamps of Indo China of 1907, overprinted "CANTON" and value in Chinese characters

Canton Canton Canton

  1 c olive and black (red overprint)
  2 c brown and black (red overprint)
  4 c blue and black (red overprint)
  5 c green and black (red overprint)
  10 c red and black (blue overprint)
  15 c violet and black (red overprint)
  20 c violet and black (red overprint)
  25 c blue and black (red overprint)
  30 c brown and black (red overprint)
  35 c green and black (red overprint)
  40 c brown and black (red overprint)
  50 c red and black (blue overprint)
  75 c orange and black (blue overprint, larger size)
  1 F red and black (blue overprint, larger size)
  2 F green and black (red overprint, larger size)
  5 F blue and black (red overprint, larger size)
  10 F violet and black (red overprint, larger size)

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
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c * *  
5 c * *  
10 c * * An error exists with the 5 c Chinese
overprint: ***
15 c * *  
20 c *** ***  
25 c ** c  
30 c *** ***  
35 c *** ***  
40 c *** ***  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
1 F *** ***  
2 F R R  
5 F R R  
10 F RR RR  
Surcharged (1919)

  2/5 c on 1 c olive and black (red overprint)
  4/5 c on 2 c brown and black (red overprint)
  1 3/5 c (red) on 4 c blue and black (red overprint)
  2 c on 5 c green and black (red overprint)
  4 c (blue) on 10 c red and black (blue overprint)
  6 c on 15 c violet and black (red overprint)
  8 c on 20 c violet and black (red overprint)
  10 c on 25 c blue and black (red overprint)
  12 c on 30 c brown and black (red overprint)
  14 c on 35 c green and black (red overprint)
  16 c on 40 c brown and black (red overprint)
  20 c (blue) on 50 c red and black (blue overprint)
  30 c (blue) on 75 c orange and black (blue overprint)
  40 c (blue) on 1 F red and black (blue overprint)
  80 c (red) on 2 F green and black (red overprint)
  2 P (red) on 5 F blue and black (red overprint)
  4 P (red) on 10 F violet and black (red overprint)

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
2/5 c on 1 c c c  
4/5 on 2 c c c  
1 3/5 c on 4 c * *  
2 c on 5 c * c  
4 c on 10 c * * Exists with error: number '2' in
Chinese characters, instead of '4': ***
6 c on 15 c * *  
8 c on 20 c *** **  
10 c on 25 c *** *  
12 c on 30 c * *  
14 c on 35 c ** *  
16 c on 40 c * *  
20 c on 50 c ** *  
30 c on 75 c ** *  
40 c on 1 F *** ***  
80 c on 2 F R ***  
2 P on 5 F R R  
4 P on 10 F R R  

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