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Asia/Other : French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

 

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12 Mar 2013
08:25:15pm

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In 1949, Vietnam became an Associated State of the French Union in French Indochina, under the leadership of Bao Dai. The Republic of South Vietnam was formed in 1955.

This revenue stamp is from the first set of eight Fiscal revenue stamps issued in 1952 by the new State of Vietnam. Not truly scarce, but probably worth a little more attached to the actual document.

I believe that this document represents a tax of some sort on the amount of $60 piasters. Looks like it was issued in February of 1954. But that's about all I can make out.

I was wondering if there is someone whose French is a little better, that can tell me what type of transaction this receipt represents.



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12 Mar 2013
09:15:35pm
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Looks like it was used to rent a certain piece of land during the month of February 1954.

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13 Mar 2013
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Thank you very much for putting me on the right track.

Yes, I see now the word 'rue' I think means 'street'. Then, although I cannot read the street name, the last word there looks to be 'Cholon'. Cholon literally means 'Great Market' and is a district in Saigon (Ho Chi Mien City) that is like Chinatown. Then I suppose the address (number 67) would be what follows 'N 67'.

It also appears that the signator of the document also cancelled the revenue stamp by their signature. I have seen this type of cancellation procedure used on the official stamps of many countries as well.

I have a dozen different revenue documents from several periods of French Indochina. I am enjoying the cataloging of examples of actual usage of revenue stamps.


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13 Apr 2013
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The Cholon market brings back memories. There were all kinds of items for sale including things that had to have been stolen from the US Military. One or two nice Chinese restaurants and at least one nice Hotel with a bar/restaurant on the rooftop where you didn't have to worry about some dude on a mini-bike tossing a hand grenade over the sandbags at street level.

I remember being told to avoid places with sand bag emplacements and favor open air places because the latter had probably paid protection money and the former had not or the one was probably involved with the VC anyway and didn't have to worry about being harmed.

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07 Jul 2013
07:12:43am
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Folks:

I've put ????? where I cannot read the handwriting.

The document reads (essentially):

"Received from Mr. ?????

The sum of "wavy lines"

For the rent of a field at street ?????????

No. (number) 67 for the month of February, 1954"



Then dated and signed at Siagon.


The revenue stamps says in blue letters "State of Vietnam". To the right it says "Fiscal Stamp".

A lovely addition to your collection.

I hope this was a help.

Cheers!

David


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07 Jul 2013
01:18:19pm
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Terry:

An attractive document with stamp. Wish I had it.

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07 Jul 2013
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This is a rent receipt. Can you imagine if we had to affix a tax or revenue stamp to any rental receipts we would issue, to make it legitimate!
Interesting document!
rrr....

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12 Mar 2013
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In 1949, Vietnam became an Associated State of the French Union in French Indochina, under the leadership of Bao Dai. The Republic of South Vietnam was formed in 1955.

This revenue stamp is from the first set of eight Fiscal revenue stamps issued in 1952 by the new State of Vietnam. Not truly scarce, but probably worth a little more attached to the actual document.

I believe that this document represents a tax of some sort on the amount of $60 piasters. Looks like it was issued in February of 1954. But that's about all I can make out.

I was wondering if there is someone whose French is a little better, that can tell me what type of transaction this receipt represents.



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13 Mar 2013
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re: French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

Thank you very much for putting me on the right track.

Yes, I see now the word 'rue' I think means 'street'. Then, although I cannot read the street name, the last word there looks to be 'Cholon'. Cholon literally means 'Great Market' and is a district in Saigon (Ho Chi Mien City) that is like Chinatown. Then I suppose the address (number 67) would be what follows 'N 67'.

It also appears that the signator of the document also cancelled the revenue stamp by their signature. I have seen this type of cancellation procedure used on the official stamps of many countries as well.

I have a dozen different revenue documents from several periods of French Indochina. I am enjoying the cataloging of examples of actual usage of revenue stamps.


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13 Apr 2013
11:15:40am

re: French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

The Cholon market brings back memories. There were all kinds of items for sale including things that had to have been stolen from the US Military. One or two nice Chinese restaurants and at least one nice Hotel with a bar/restaurant on the rooftop where you didn't have to worry about some dude on a mini-bike tossing a hand grenade over the sandbags at street level.

I remember being told to avoid places with sand bag emplacements and favor open air places because the latter had probably paid protection money and the former had not or the one was probably involved with the VC anyway and didn't have to worry about being harmed.

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DavidG

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07 Jul 2013
07:12:43am

re: French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

Folks:

I've put ????? where I cannot read the handwriting.

The document reads (essentially):

"Received from Mr. ?????

The sum of "wavy lines"

For the rent of a field at street ?????????

No. (number) 67 for the month of February, 1954"



Then dated and signed at Siagon.


The revenue stamps says in blue letters "State of Vietnam". To the right it says "Fiscal Stamp".

A lovely addition to your collection.

I hope this was a help.

Cheers!

David


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07 Jul 2013
01:18:19pm

re: French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

Terry:

An attractive document with stamp. Wish I had it.

John Derry

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07 Jul 2013
03:23:44pm

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re: French Indochina Vietnam Revenue Usage?

This is a rent receipt. Can you imagine if we had to affix a tax or revenue stamp to any rental receipts we would issue, to make it legitimate!
Interesting document!
rrr....

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