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Stamps of French Indo-China overprinted "HOI HAO" or "HOI-HAO":

 

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


Suspicious item, forged overprint and cancel?

  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 *** ***  
10 c *** ***  
15 c blue RRR RRR  
15 c grey *** ***  
20 c R R  
25 c *** ***  
30 c R R  
40 c R R  
50 c R R  
75 c RR RR  
1 F RRR RRR  
5 F RRR RRR  


Fournier forgeries, both the stamp and the overprint are forged.


Forgery of a 'misprint' on Martinique instead of Indo-China.

Forgeries have been made of these stamps and the overprints by Fournier (note that the perforation is imperfect, especially in the corners, the horizontal and vertical perforation does not match), for more information on these forgeries click here.


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

The forger Oneglia offered forgeries of the 50 c, 75 c, 1 F and 5 F values in his 1906 pricelist; the basic stamps are genuine and the overprint is forged.

 

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

  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 *** ***  
25 c blue *** ***  
30 c *** ***  
40 c R R  
50 c red R R  
50 c brown on blue RR RR  
75 c *** R With inverted 'INDO-CHINE': RRR
(only two unused stamps known)
1 F R R  
5 F RR RR  

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


Fournier forgery

Forgeries have been made of these stamps and the overprints by Fournier (note that the perforation is imperfect, especially in the corners, the horizontal and vertical perforation does not match), for more information on these forgeries click here.

 

1906 Stamps of Indo China of 1893, overprinted "HOI-HAO" and value in Chinese characters

Genuine stamp

  75 c red on orange
  5 F violet

The overprint 'HOI-HAO' is wider and in different lettering type in this surcharge, also there is a "-" between "HOI" and "HAO".

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 RR RR  
5 F RR RR  

 

1906 Stamps of Indo China of 1904, overprinted "HOI-HAO" and value in Chinese characters

"HOI-HAO" on 10 F red on green

  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 "HOI-HAO" 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 R R  
25 c R R  
30 c R R  
35 c R R  
40 c R R  
50 c R R  
1 F RR RR  
2 F RR RR  
10 F RR RR  

 

1908 Stamps of Indo China of 1907, overprinted "HOI-HAO" and value in Chinese characters

  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 c *  
2 c * *  
4 c * *  
5 c * *  
10 c * *  
15 c *** ***  
20 c *** ***  
25 c *** ***  
30 c *** ***  
35 c ** **  
40 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
1 F *** ***  
2 F R R  
5 F RR RR  
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 * *  
1 3/5 c on 4 c * *  
2 c on 5 c 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 RR RR  
2 P on 5 F RR RR  
4 P on 10 F RRR RRR  

 


Some postage due stamps of the French Offices in China with "HOI HAO" cancel (not sure if this stamp is genuine...); I have seen other stamps pasted on small pieces of paper with this "HOI-HAO 3E 27 FEVR 06 CHINE" cancel.


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