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INDO CHINA 1904-1920 and miscellaneous

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1904 New design, woman symbolising France, inscription 'INDOCHINE FRANCAIS'

1 c olive 2 c brown on yellow 4 c lilac on blue 25 p blue, with 'LIGNE N' cancel 10 F red on green

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

Surcharged (1912)
 

  '05' on 4 c lilac on blue
  '05' (red) on 15 c brown on blue
  '05' on 30 c brown
  '10' (red) on 40 c black on grey
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown
  '10' on 75 c red on orange

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2. The overprints '05' and '10' exist with a more space between the two characters (much rarer than the normal stamps).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c*c 
10 c *c 
15 c *c 
20 c*** 
25 c *** 
30 c****** 
35 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 c****** 
75 cRR 
1 F****** 
2 FRR 
5 FRRRRRR 
10 FRRRR 
Surcharged
05 on 4 cRR 
05 on 15 c*c 
05 on 30 c**** 
10 on 40 c**** 
10 on 50 c**** 
10 on 75 c****** 

 

1904 Stamps of Indochina used in China, overprinted 'CHINE', 'CANTON', 'HOI-HAO', 'Kouang Tcheou - Wan', 'Mong- Tseu', 'PAK-HOI', 'Tchong K'ing' or 'Yunnan-Fou'

Exmamples:

"CHINE" on 4 c lilac on blue "HOI-HAO" on 10 F red on green "PAK-HOI" on 1 F green

 

1907 Women from Cambodja, Anam, Muang and Laos, higher values larger size

1 c olive and black 5 c green and black 25 c blue and black 50 c red and black

75 c orange and black 1 Fr red and black

  1 c olive and black
  2 c brown and black
  4 c blue and black
  5 c green and black
  10 c red and black
  15 c violet and black
  20 c violet and black
  25 c blue and black
  30 c brown and black
  35 c green and black
  40 c brown and black
  45 c orange and black
  50 c red and black
  75 c orange and black
  1 F red and black
  2 F green and black
  5 F blue and black
  10 F violet and black

These stamps are perforated 14 x 13 1/2. I have seen an envelope with a similar design as the above stamps (5 c green and black).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 ccc 
4 c** 
5 ccc 
10 c *c 
15 c ** 
20 c** 
25 c *c 
30 c***** 
35 c** 
40 c** 
45 c****** 
50 c**** 
75 c****** 
1 FRR*** 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 
10 FRRRR 

Red cross issue, previous stamps overprinted with red cross (1914-1917)

5 c on 10 c, type II

  '+ 5c' on 5 c green and black
  '+ 5c' on 10 c red and black (2 types)
  '+ 5c' on 15 c violet and black

Red cross issue, surcharged

  '4 CENTS' on '+ 5c' on 5 c green and black
  '6 CENTS' on '+ 5c' on 10 c red and black
  '8 CENTS' on '+ 5c' on 15 c violet and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Red Cross issue
'+5 c' on 5 c** 
'+5 c' on 10 c**Both types same value
'+5 c' on 15 c** 
Red Cross issue and surcharged
4 c on '+5 c' on 5 c **Exists with '4' closed: R
6 c on '+5 c' on 10 c ** 
8 c on '+5 c' on 15 c****** 
Surcharged (1919) in Cents and Piaster (new currency)

4/5 c on 2 c brown and black 1 3/5 c on 4 c blue and black 4 c on 10 c red and black 18 c on 45 c orange and black

40 c on 1 Fr red and black 80 c on 2 Fr green and black

  2/5 c on 1 c olive and black
  4/5 c on 2 c brown and black
  1 3/5 c (red) on 4 c blue and black
  2 c on 5 c green and black
  4 c (blue) on 10 c red and black
  6 c on 15 c violet and black
  8 c on 20 c violet and black
  10 c on 25 c blue and black
  12 c on 30 c brown and black
  14 c on 35 c green and black
  16 c on 40 c brown and black
  18 c on 45 c orange and black
  20 c on 50 c red and black
  30 c (blue) on 75 c orange and black
  40 c (blue) on 1 F red and black
  80 c (red) on 2 F green and black
  2 P (red) on 5 F blue and black
  4 P (red) on 10 F violet and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2/5 c on 1 ccc 
4/5 c on 2 c** 
1 3/5 c on 4 c** 
2 c on 5 c*cInverted overprint: RRR
4 c on 10 c *cExists with '4' closed: *
6 c on 15 c ***c 
8 c on 20 c***c 
10 c on 25 c ***c 
12 c on 30 c**** 
14 c on 35 c****Exists with '4' closed: ***
16 c on 40 c**** 
18 c on 45 cR** 
20 c on 50 c**** 
30 c on 75 c**** 
40 c on 1 FR* 
80 c on 2 FRR*** 
2 P on 5 FRRRR 
4 P on 10 FRRRRRR 
New currency (1922)

  1/10 c grey and black
  1/5 c blue and black
  2/5 c brown and black
  4/5 c red and black on blue
  1 c brown and black
  2 c green and black
  3 c violet and black
  4 c orange and black
  5 c red and black
  6 c red and black
  7 c olive and black
  8 c back on green
  9 c yellow and black on green
  10 c blue and black
  11 c violet and black
  12 c brown and black
  15 c orange and black
  20 c blue and black on yellow
  40 c red and black on blue
  1 P green and black on green
  2 P violet and black on red

Specialists distinguish two types of the values 4 c, 5 c, 10 c, 11 c and 12 c (mainly differing by the word 'CENTS'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/10 cvcvc 
1/5 ccvc 
2/5 ccc 
4/5 ccc 
1 c cc 
2 c *c 
3 c*c 
4 c *c 
5 c*c 
6 c*c 
7 c*c 
8 c** 
9 c** 
10 c**c 
11 c**c 
12 c**c 
15 c*** 
20 c**** 
40 c**** 
1 P****** 
2 PRR 

 

1908 Stamps of Indochina used in China, overprinted 'CANTON', 'HOI-HAO', 'KOUANG-TCHEOU', 'MONGTSEU', 'PAKHOI', 'TCHONGKING' or 'YUNNANFOU'

Examples:

Canton Canton Kouang-Tcheou Kouang - Tcheou Tchongking Tchongking 'Yunnan Fou'

Canton Tchongking "MONG-TSEU" on 10 F violet and black

 

1919 War victims issue of France overprinted 'INDOCHINE' and surcharged

  10 c on 15 + 10 c olive
  16 c on 25 + 15 c blue
  24 c on 35 + 25 c grey and violet
  40 c on 50 + 50 c brown
  80 c on 1 + 1 F red
  4 P 0n 5 + 5 F blue and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c on 15 c + 10 c **** 
16 c on 25 c + 15 c****** 
24 c on 35 c + 25 c****** 
40 c on 50 c + 50 c****** 
80 c on 1 F + 1 FRR 
4 P on 5 F + 5 FRRRR 

Postage due stamps

4 c black used in Cochin Chine
(Stamp of the French colonies used in Cochin China and Hanoi)

 

1904 surcharged on postage due stamps of the French colonies (imperforate)

  '5' on 60 c brown
  '5' (red) on 40 c black
  '10' (red) on 60 c black
  '30' (red) on 60 c black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 on 60 c****** 
5 on 40 c****** 
10 on 60 c****** 
30 on 60 c****** 

 

1908 Statue of a dog


(This stamp has a trial perforation)

  2 c black
  4 c blue
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c violet
  20 c brown
  30 c olive
  40 c brown
  50 c blue
  60 c orange
  1 F grey
  2 F brown
  5 F red

These stamps are perforated 14 x 13 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c*c 
10 c*** 
15 c*** 
20 c** 
30 c**** 
40 c**** 
50 c** 
60 c**** 
1 FRR 
2 F****** 
5 FRRRR 

Surcharged in new currency (1919)

  4/5 c (red) on 2 c black
  1 3/5 c (red) on 4 c blue
  2 c on 5 c green
  4 c (blue) on 10 c red
  6 c (red) on 15 c violet
  8 c on 20 c brown
  12 c on 30 c olive
  16 c on 40 c brown
  20 c on 50 c blue
  24 c on 60 c orange
  40 c on 1 F grey
  80 c on 2 F brown
  2 P (blue) on 5 F red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4/5 c on 2 c** 
1 3/5 c on 4 c** 
2 c on 5 c**** 
4 c on 10 c***c 
6 c on 15 cR*** 
8 c on 20 c** 
12 c on 30 cR** 
16 c on 40 cR* 
20 c on 50 cR*** 
24 c on 60 cR** 
40 c on 1 FR** 
80 c on 2 FRR*** 
2 P on 5 FRRRR 
New currency (1922)
  2/5 c black
  4/5 c red
  1 c yellow
  2 c green
  3 c violet
  4 c orange
  6 c green
  8 c black on lilac
  10 c blue
  12 c orange on green
  20 c blue on yellow
  40 c red on blue
  1 P brown on lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2/5 ccc 
4/5 ccc 
1 ccc 
2 c** 
3 c** 
4 c** 
6 c** 
8 c** 
10 c*** 
12 c**** 
20 c**** 
40 c****** 
1 P****** 

Parcel stamps

1891 French Colonies stamp of 1881 overprinted 'INDO-CHINE TIMBRE COLIS POSTAUX'

  10 c black on lilac (overprint red, also exists overprinted manually with shiny ink)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c******manual overprint: R

 

1898 Postage stamp, overprinted 'Colis Postaux'

(No picture available yet, does anybody have a picture of one of these stamps? If so, please contact me)

  10 c black on lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c****** 

 

1902 Postage stamps, overprinted 'TIMBRE COLIS POSTAUX'

  10 c black (overprint red)
  10 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c black R*** 
10 c red****** 

Fiscal stamps

I don't have much information about the fiscal stamps of Indo-China, I have only seen the following ones:

Besides the 24 c green, I have also seen 12 c blue and 56 c red.

Other type, inscription 'TIMBRE DE DIMENSION':

Besides the above two stamps, I have also seen in this design: 0F12 blue.


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