North Vietnam, National Costumes, April 27th, 1964, Michel Nr. 307-309; Three stamps in the nominals of 6 xu and 12 xu (two stamps) were issued. The stamps were only produced perforated 11.0.

Here is the mint set.

Very rare local letter (full content preserved) featuring one of the 12xu stamps sent from Ha Dong to Hanoi in November of 1964. Most local letters weird destroyed in the multi-decadal war, the tropical climate or by recycling due to raw material shortages.

Registered letter sent to Klewitz in May of 1964 with the complete set. The overall postage amounted to 73 xu which was too little for a registered letter to West Germany (Tariff of 1.1 Dong). However, the clever sender had duped the postal clerk into thinking the letter was actually directed to East Germany as he wrote “Germany RDA” which stood for East Germany. The required postage to that destination was only 72 xu and so the postal clerk was happy with the overall franking.

Mixed franking using two of the 12xu Costumes stamps plus other NVN stamps for an overall franking of 60xu (Probably over-franked) on an air-mail letter to East Germany.

Registration Nr. 100900

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