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Annam and Tonkin

21st January 1888

French Colonies 12

AnTonk1to6
  SC1-3, 7-9 xxx

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
Surcharge with ampersand
1 centime on 2c brown, buff   1 1      
1c on 4c claret, lavender   2 2      
5c on 10c black, lavender   3 3      
Surcharge with hyphen
1 centime on 2c brown, buff   7 4      
1c on 4c claret, lavender   8 5      
5c on 10c black, lavender   9 6      

The story of Annam and Tonkin is very similar to that of Cochin China: untimately part of French Indo-China, used the French Colonies general issue, but issued surcharges due to a shortage of the 5c value and from 1892 used Indo-China stamps.