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     A set of two stamps with the same design was issued by Indo-China in 1944. The design has two major elements: a picture of Jean-Marie Antoine de Lanessan (1843-1919), and a small map of the Hong (Red) River delta with a number of towns located. In addition, there is a picture of a ship on the left, and a picture of a railroad train on the right.
     Jean-Marie Antoine de Lanessan was appointed Governor General in 1891 and was recalled in 1894. He consolidated French influence in Annam and Cambodia and gained a major piecee of territory on the Mekong River from the Kingdom of Siam. The stamps were issued for the 50th anniversary of his recall.

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     In response to a question about the stamps in 1990 Miklos Pinther, the editor of The Carto-Philatelist (35:4:102), provided a map of the river delta with the town locations identified.