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A.2.: LONG USE OF THIRD REPUBLIC ISSUES: INDOCHINA is exception among possesions in using postage spanning all four periods of the various Vichy usages

With no access to Europe, stocks of Third Republic issues were used.

Mailed on February 13, 1941 from Saigon to Brooklyn, New York.

The Saigon Central cancellation uses the Cochin China designation from the early days of French colonial rule.

Vichy France acceded in September 1940 to Japanese demands to take over all military bases.

The Japanese decided to let Vichy administrators run French Indochina, with heavy oversight by the Japanese. This extended to the postal administration.

Lasted into March 1945 when Japanese seized all French facilities.