Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)

This is my first new stamp issuer profile since I wrote about Zululand in mid-February. Amazingly enough, In just added my first stamps from Laos to my “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” collection. The purchase of the 1958 set of elephant stamps was prompted when I was doing research on a French stamp last month and discovered that the engraver — Jean Pheulpin —  had won the Grand … Continue reading Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)

French Indochina #101 (1922)

French Indochina #101 (1922)

French Indochina (Indochine française in French, សហភាពឥណ្ឌូចិន in Khmer, Đông Dương thuộc Pháp in Vietnamese, ຝຣັ່ງແຫຼັມອິນດູຈີນ in Lao, and 法屬印度支那 in Cantonese), officially known as the Indochinese Union (Union indochinoise) after 1887 and the Indochinese Federation (Fédération indochinoise) after 1947, was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. A grouping of the three Vietnamese regions of Tonkin (north), Annam (center), and Cochinchina (south) with … Continue reading French Indochina #101 (1922)