South Vietnam, 15. Anniversary of the general Declaration of Human Rights, December 10th, 1963, Michel Nr. SVN 300-303; Four stamps in nominals of 70c, 1D, 3D and 8D were issued in perforation 13.

Here is the mint set.

and here the postally used set.

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however, a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market.

Enpreuves de Luxe; “Atelier de Production des Timbres-Poste, Parus” inscribed at bottom right.

Color Trials; prior to authorizing the final printing run for stamps the Vietnamese Postal Authority requested a few sheets of color sheets on one particular value of a set in order to decide which final color combination would be best suited for each stamp within the set. The color sheets had the size of a standard sheet but contained alternating color options on the designated nominal value. While these sheets were only intended for internal postal use some of them came to market. Virtually all of these complete sheets were cut apart. So one mostly finds single color proofs or small strips of them. While they are actually very rare one can still obtain them for under $10 a piece (with some exceptions) as not many collectors appear to have an interest in them so far. Here are various color trials for the 0.50D value.

Rare mixed franking of the 70c 15. Anniversary of the general Declaration of Human Rights stamp together with the 80c Nuclear Energy stamp paying an overall postage of 1.50D on a printed matter mailing to France in October of 1964.

Mixed franking of the 70c, 80c and 3D Flower stamps together with stamps from the Reunification, Human Rights, Madonna, Country Youth Organization, Sports and University Education sets paying an overall postage of 13D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in August of 1966.

Mixed franking of the 0.70D, 1D and 3D Human Rights stamps together with stamps from the Madonna, Revolt against Ngo Dinh Diem, Danhim Power Station, Buildings and Landscapes and Beach of Ha Tien sets paying an overall postage of 14.10D on an international air mail letter sent fromSaigon to the United States in April of 1965.

Very rare single franking of the 1D value on a printed matter mailing sent from Saigon to Gia Dinh in April of 1965.

Mixed franking of the 3D 15. Anniversary of the general Declaration of Human Rights stamp together with two “5 Years Republic” (2) paying an overall postage of 17D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in November of 1964. Rare octagonal cancel of small post office in the suburbs. Various French arrival cancels on the reverse.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent from Nha Trang to Chau Rang in May of 1964. Illegible transit cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent from Saigon to Gia Dinh in April of 1964. Gia Dinh arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 10D World Day of Meteorology stamp together with the 3D Human Right stamp paying an overall postage of 13D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1964.

Mixed franking of the 50c 1.Anniversary of the Revolt against Ngô Đình Diệm stamp together with stamps from the Beach of Hà Tiên, Human Rights and Buildings and Landscapes sets paying an overall postage of 7D on a registered domestic letter sent from Saigon to Long-Xuyen in March of 1965.

Multiple franking of the 8D value (2) paying an overall postage of 16D on an international air mail letter sent from Nha Trang to France in December 1963, Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 200430

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