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Call for 2015 SICP Dues

Christmas 2014 means that it is time to pay your dues for the upcoming year. Please fill out any changes of membership information and return your dues notice. Many members pay for multiple years and then lose track of their dues status. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact the Executive Secretary. 2015 Dues - Word Doc or 2015 Dues - PDF

SICP Meetings in 2015

There will be two SICP meetings in 2015. The first meeting will be from 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in connection with WESTPEX at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. The theme of this SICP meeting will be Vietnamese Philately. More information on WESTPEX can be found at Even if you can’t stay for the entire meeting, please stop by to meet at least two SICP officers.

The second meeting will be our usual annual meeting in connection with NAPEX at the McLean Hilton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia on Saturday, June 6, 2015. More information on NAPEX can be found at If you are able to give a presentation, please contact Jack Dykhouse.
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The Indo-china Philatelist is sent electronically in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to members who have requested to receive it in this format. The electronic format has full-color images and it arrives the moment Ron Bentley has finished compiling it. If you'd like to receive your issue via e-mail or as a download from the web, contact Ron Bentley to let him know.

Issue 217 includes the following articles:
  • Confirmation Cover for L'U.C.I. Perfin (1735)
  • Editor/ Executive Secretary’s Report (1737)
  • More on Earliest Known Use of 37-cent Monoplane Airmail (1737)
  • Unusual Items for Lao King's Funeral Issue of 1961 (1738)
  • New Revenue Catalog (1741)
  • Join the Army and See Indochina (1742)
  • German Solidarity Labels (1745)
  • Unknown Cambodian Booklet (1746)
  • SICP Meetings in 2015 (1750)
  • Members Appeals (1750)
  • Agrarian Reform on Commercial Cover - A Modern Rarity (1751)

Printable International Control Commission Album Pages

The printable album contains pages for the stamps issued by India for use by the ICC members in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia Stamps. The pages fit to A4 paper size so you can print them in your home printer and mount your stamps.
Note: when printing the pages, please choose "none" under "Page Scaling" in your printer instructions (Otherwise, the stamp frames would shrink).

ICC2015.pdf (Updated Jan 30, 2015) by Eli Moallem

Printable National Liberation Front (Vietcong) Stamp Album Pages

The printable album contains pages for all the stamps issued for the Vietcong forces in South Vietnam during 1963-1976. The pages are fully illustrated by high resolution images and include spaces for the stamps. The album contains short introduction and each stamp is accompanied by a short description. The pages fit to A4 paper size so you can print them in your home printer and mount your stamps.
Note: when printing the pages, please choose "none" under "Page Scaling" in your printer instructions (Otherwise, the stamp frames would shrink).

VietcongAlbum.pdf by Eli Moallem

40th SICP anniversary pin.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Society’s founding, a membership pin is being made available for purchase. Please see all of the information for the 40th SICP anniversary pin.

Author & Keyword/Title Index - 1971-2009

Author & Keyword/Title Index - 1971-2009

South Vietnam at War 1952 - 1956 (2009 NAPEX Presentation)

South Vietnam at War 1952 - 1956 (4 MB, PDF format).

Kingdom of Laos Stamps Album Exhibition

In the Exhibits section, E. Moallem exhibits his Kingdom of Laos stamps album. The exhibition depicts a complete collection of the stamps and souvenir sheets issued by the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975 with thematic descriptions emphasize on Lao culture, tradition and history.

SICP Revenue Catalog Garners Award

The Society's Indo-china Revenue Stamp Catalog (second edition) received a vermeil award in the literature exhibit at NAPEX in June 2008. With 40 publications competing, NAPEX now has the third largest literature competition in the United States. The award breakdown was as follows: 1 Grand Prize gold, 15 gold, 11 vermeil, 8 silver, 1 silver-bronze and 5 non-competitive.
Please read a little more on the catalog.

March 2008 Supplement to the ICP.


Distributed with the March 2008 ICP is a special supplement prepared by Joel Montague. The document is a translation of a portion of a comprehensive work by J. de Galembert, "Administrator First Class of the Civil Services in Indochina" ,on public administration covering the French Indochinese postal service up to the year 1924. The text is complemented with a selection of postcards from Joel's extensive collection.

Comprehensive CD-ROM Available

Thanks to President Richard Aspnes, a comprehensive CD-ROM is available to SICP members with a complete run of SICP print publications. In total, the collection comprises over 4,650 pages, being ICP whole number 1 through 199, years 1971 through 2011 inclusive. Included on the CD are all the indexes published during that period, as well as the two comprehensive indexes prepared by Andrew Crenshaw, and Ken Thompson. These two indexes are hyper-linked to the specific ICP, so navigation from index to specific publication is easy.

Each document is stored in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) in a black and white resolution of 600 dpi. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) was automatically performed on each scanned document, and all are completely word and phrase searchable, either individually, or globally.

To obtain your copy of the CD-ROM, please send $50.00 plus postage ($3.00 domestic or $5.00 foreign) to:

Ron Bentley - Editor / Executive Secretary
2600 North 24th Street
Arlingon, VA 22207


ICP Garners Award

At the literature competition held in connection with the American Philatelic Society's StampShow in Columbus, Ohio on 7-10 August, The Indo-China Philatelist was awarded a "vermeil." A total of 28 journals were in the "periodicals" competition. The distribution of awards in the "Periodicals" Category was as follows: 1 Best in Class, 3 gold, 9 vermeil, 8 silver, and 4 silver-bronze. Three periodicals were not in competition. See the award.

Other News

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