Postage stamps of Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1945 - 1946

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Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1945 - 1946: The over-printed Indochinese stamps (Provisional stamps)small_114

The August Revolution triumphed, on 2 Sept. 1945, President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed in Hanoi the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. During the first days of the independence, Vietnam Postal Administration had to over-print several Indochinese stamps to use as provisional postage stamps of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

small_115There are 53 Indochinese stamps which had been over-printed by typography with 13 different inscriptions in black, red, green or blue are converted into 57 stamps of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Among 57 provisional stamps there are 21 surcharged with new face-values in Vietnamese currency, 6 in both Indochinese and Vietnamese currencies, the remaining 30 stamps without any change of their face-value (still in Indochinese currency).