North Vietnam, Landscapes, August 14th, 1962, Michel Nr. 224-225; Two stamps, both with a 12 xu nominal, were issued. Perforation 11:0. Here is the official Xunhasaba stamp bulletin that was released upon issuance of the set.
Mint set in blocks of four:
Air mail letter sent to Klewitz in West Germany on August 19th, 1962 carrying the set. The standard letter rate to West Germany was actually 50 xu however the sender duped the postal clerk int thinking it was addressed to East Germany by writing “RDA” at the bottom of the address. “RDA” stood for East Germany. The standard letter rate to fellow socialist countries was only 12 xu so in the eyes of the clerk the 24 xu postage was quite sufficient.
Very rare local letter sent from Nghe-An on October 27th, 1962 (with content) to Nam Dinh carrying the correct 12 xu postage. Nam Dinh arrival cancel on the reverse. Most local letters were destroyed in the multi-decadal war, the humid climate that ruined paper within a matter of years and by constant recycling in order to save on raw material.
Single franking of the 12xu stamp but this time over-paying the 6xu postcard rate to Czechoslovakia.
Very rare single franking of the 12xu value on a local letter sent by a member of there North Vietnamese Military to Bang Lang in 1971.
Rare single franking of the blue-green stamp on a letter sent in 1962 from Son-La to a student of the applied art college in East Berlin, East Germany.
Registration Nr. 100740