1st November 1892
perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed by the Government Printing Works, Paris.
|1 centime black, azure||1||1|
|2c brown, buff||2||2|
|4c claret, lavender||3||3|
|5c green, greenish||4||4|
|10c black, lavender||5||5|
|15c blue, quadrille paper||7||6|
|15c grey, light grey||1900||8||15|
|20c red, green||9||7|
|25c black, rose||10||8|
|30c brown, bister||12||9|
|35c black, yellow||1906||13||17|
|40c red, straw||14||10|
|45c black, grey-green||1907||15||18|
|50c carmine, rose||16||11|
|50c brown, azure||1900||17||19|
|75c deep violet, orange||18||12|
|1 franc bronze-green, straw||19||13|
† Year of issue, where not 1892.
In C17th and the beginning of C18, French interests in India was comparable to Great Britain's, but under the 1763 Treaty of Paris following the Seven Years War, France relinquished all but Ponicherry and four small outposts (Chandernagor, Karikal, Mahé and Yanaon) and these became the French Indian Settlements. They became part of the Republic of India in 1954.