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Annam and Tonkin
Handstamp Overprints on French Colonial Issues

A&T Handstamp on French Colony Issue
A&T Handstamp on French Colony Issue.

France established a protectorate over Annam and Tonkinin 1883. The general issue stamps for French colonies were first used in 1885. Handstamped stamps surcharged A & T with new values were issued on January 21, 1888. The following year the first stamps for Indo-China were issued for use in Cambodia, Cochin China and Annam and Tonkin.

Location of Annam and Tonkin
Location of Annam and Tonkin from the Scott
International Postage Stamp Album Twentieth Century


"Annam and Tonkin." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.

Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.

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