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KOUANG TCHEOU-WAN

Kouang-Tchéou - Kwangchowan

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Stamps of French Indo-China overprinted 'Kouang Tchéou-Wan':

1906 Stamps of Indo China of 1893, overprinted 'Kouang Tchéou-Wan' and value in Chinese characters

  75 c red on orange
  5 F violet

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 'Kouang Tchéou-Wan' 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.

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

 

1908 Stamps of Indo China of 1907, overprinted 'KOUANG-TCHEOU' and value in Chinese characters

Kouang-Tcheou Kouang - Tcheou

  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 * *  
15 c * *  
20 c ** **  
25 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 * *  
1 3/5 c on 4 c * *  
2 c on 5 c ** **  
4 c on 10 c * *  
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 R  
2 P on 5 F RRR RRR  
4 P on 10 F RR RR  
New currency (1923, 'KOUANG-TCHEOU' larger than in previous stamps)

  1/10 c grey and red (blue overprint)
  1/5 c blue and black (red overprint)
  2/5 c olive and black (red overprint)
  4/5 c lilac and black on blue (red overprint)
  1 c brown and black (blue overprint)
  2 c green and black (red overprint)
  3 c violet and black (red overprint)
  4 c orange and black 
  5 c red and black
  6 c red and black
  7 c olive and black
  8 c black on green (red overprint)
  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 (red overprint)
  40 c red and black on blue (blue overprint)
  1 P green and black on green
  2 P violet and black on red (blue overprint)

 

1927 Stamps of Indo China of 1927, overprinted 'KOUANG-TCHEOU'

Farmer

  1/10 c green (overprint red)
  1/5 c yellow
  2/5 c blue (overprint red)
  4/5 c brown
  1 c orange
  2 c green (overprint red)
  3 c blue (overprint red)
  4 c lilac
  5 c violet

View of Along bay in a circle

  6 c red
  7 c brown
  8 c green (overprint red)
  9 c lilac
  10 c blue (overprint red)
  11 c orange
  12 c green (overprint red)

Ancient temple (Angkor)

  15 c red and brown
  20 c lilac and grey (overprint red)

Man carving statue in wood

  25 c brown and lilac
  30 c blue and grey (overprint red)

Temple (different design, Thuat Luong)

  40 c red and blue
  50 c green and grey (overprint red)

Foundation of Saigon, people discussing

  1 Pi blue, black and yellow (overprint red)
  2 Pi red, blue and orange (overprint red)

 

1937 Stamps of Indo China of 1931, overprinted 'KOUANG-TCHEOU'

Chinese Junk ('La Jonque')

With 'RF'
  1/10 c blue
  1/5 c red
  2/5 c orange
  1/2 c brown
  4/5 c violet
  1 c brown
  2 c green

Without 'RF' in lower left corner
  2/5 c orange
  1/2 c brown
  1 c brown
  2 c green

Statues of ancient temple ('Ruines d'Angkor')

With 'RF'
  3 c brown
  3 c green
  4 c blue (overprint red)
  4 c green
  4 c orange
  5 c violet
  5 c green
  6 c red
  7 c grey (overprint red)
  8 c lilac
  9 c black on yellow (overprint red)

Without 'RF', but value instead in upper left corner
  3 c brown
  4 c orange
  5 c green
  9 c black on yellow (overprint black)

Rice planting ('La Riziere')

With 'RF' in upper corners
  10 c blue (overprint red)
  10 c blue on lilac (overprint red)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  18 c blue (overprint red)
  20 c red
  21 c green
  22 c green
  25 c lilac
  25 c blue (overprint red)
  30 c brown

Without 'RF' in upper corners
  10 c blue on lilac (overprint red)
  22 c green
  30 c brown

Statue (L'Apsara)

With 'RF' in upper left corner
  50 c brown
  60 c lilac
  70 c blue (overprint red)
  1 $ green
  2 $ red

Without 'RF', but value instead
  50 c brown
  60 c lilac
  70 c blue (overprint red)
  1 $ green
  2 $ red
  

 

1937 'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1937', various designs, designs identical to many other French Colonies

For an image of a similar stamp of another colony, click here.

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A minisheet also exists with one imperforate 30 c green and black stamp, inscription above and below the stamp 'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ARTS ET TECHNIQUES 1937'.

 

1939 'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE NEW YORK 1939', design identical to many other French Colonies

  13 c red
  23 c blue

 

1939 French revolution commemoration, Bastille, design identical to many other French colonies, inscription 'KOUANG-TCHEOU'

For an image of a similar stamp of another colony, click here.

  6 c + 2 c green and black
  7 c + 3 c brown and black
  9 c + 4 c orange and black
  13 c + 10 c lilac and black
  23 c + 20 c blue and black

 

1941 Stamps of Indochina (ancient temple), with portrait of Petain in upper right hand corner, overprinted 'KOUANG TCHEOU'

  10 c red ('KOUANG TCHEOU' in blue)
  25 c blue ('KOUANG TCHEOU' in red)

Overprinted 'OEUVRES COLONIALES' and surcharged
  '5 cents + 15 cents' (overprint and surcharge red) on 25 c blue
  10 c '+ 25 cents' red

 

1941 Soldier stamps, 'Defense de l'empire', various designs

  10 c + 10 c red (overprinted 'KOUANG-TCHEOU' in blue on Indochina)
  15 c + 30 c lilac (inscription 'KOUANG-TCHEOU')
  25 c + 10 c blue (overprinted 'KOUANG-TCHEOU' in blue on Indochina)

 


Air Mail

1942 'POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'ENFANCE INDIGENE' and 'QUINZAINE IMPERIALE'

  12 c + 18 c blue and red (Quinzaine, inscription 'KOUANG-TCHEOU)
  15 c + 35 c green ('protection de l'enfance', overprinted
    'KOUANG-TCHEOU' in red on stamp of Indochina)
  20 c + 60 c brown ('protection de l'enfance', overprinted
    'KOUANG-TCHEOU' on stamp of Indochina)
  30 c + 90 c red ('protection de l'enfance', overprinted
    'KOUANG TCHEOU' on stamp of Indochina)

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