North Vietnam, 22nd Party Congress of the KpdSU Moscow, October 17th, 1961, Michel Nr. 180; This stamp again underlines the closeness of political philosophy between North Vietnam and the Soviet Union. A single stamp (12 xu) was issued to commemorate the communist party in the Soviet Union.

Here is the mint stamp in a block of four:

Postally used single stamp.

Printing errors on this issue are pretty rare. All the editor could find so far is an accidental paper fold that resulted in a diagonal area on which the red color was not printed. Since the black print looks complete the error must have occurred after the first print run when the red color was printed.

First Day Cover with two of the stamps mailed to Klewitz in West Germany. The letter was actually under-franked for the West German destination but the clever sender wrote “CHDC Duc” at the bottom of the address which stood for “East Germany” and so the postal clerk used the lower 12 xu standard letter rate to fellow socialist countries plus the 60 xu international registration fee for an overall 72 postage.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in August of 1978. The letter carries half of the perforated set plus one of the Communist Party stamps for an overall postage of 4.21 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in September of 1980. It also carries a number of the Year of the Child stamps plus a 30 xu National Liberation Front (Vietcong) stamp. Due to the fact that NFL (Vietcong) stamps were based on the South Vietnamese Dong NFL stamps were not allowed as postage in North Vietnam. This is the reason why the postal clerk did not cancel the stamp. There are also the 12 xu KPdSU stamp. The overall postage of the letter (excluding the NFL stamp) amounted to 3.70 Dong.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in September of 1980. It carries a variety of NVN stamps including one of the 12 xu KPdSU stamps. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Hand -made Express Label.

Rare registered express mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to West Germany in August of 1980. It features the 6 xu and 12 xu Socialits Republic post master perforation stamps alongside some other NVN stamps. It also carries a 3 Dong National Liberation Front (Vietcong) stamp issued in 1970.  These stamps were denominated in South Vietnamese Dong and hence not valid for postage in North Vietnam. Nevertheless the postal clerk appeared to have been unaware of the fact and accepted the stamp as postage. The overall postage (with the 3 Dong NLF stamp) amounted to 4.39 Dong. There is also one of the KpDSU stamps. Frankfurt-Bebra train transit cancel and Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual hand-made express mail label.

Registration Nr. 100610

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