South Vietnam, 2. Anniversary of Independence; National Assembly, October 26th, 1957, Michel Nr. SVN 145-150; Six stamps in nominals of 50c, 80c, 1D, 4D, 5D and 10D were issued in perforation 13:13.5.

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.

Enpreuve de Luxe of the set. The stamps were produced by Giesecke & Devrient in Munich, West Germany as indicated on the reverse of the sheetlets.

First Day Cover of the entire set on a letter that was actually sent through the mail. The international air mail letter was sent from Tourane to East Germany. Black first day cachet on front.

Rare single franking of the 50c value on what appears to have been a printed matter mailing sent from Cholon to Saigon in January of 1958.

Mixed franking of the 50c value (2) together with the 20c Ngô Đình Diệm stamp paying an overall postage of 1.20D on a printed matter mailing sent from Dalat to Canada.

Mixed franking of the Colombo set together with stamps of the National Assembly, Election of Ngo Dinh Diem, Independence  and Domestic Landscape sets paying an overall postage of 24.90D on an international air mail letter sent rom Blao (small post office) to the United States in December of 1957.

Rare single franking of the 80c value on a very small letter (full contents preserved) sent from Nha Trang to Saigon in February of 1961.

Mixed franking of the 2D Children’s Day stamps (2) together with the 80c National Assembly stamp paying an overall postage of 4.80D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in May of 1959.

Mixed franking of the 1D and 7D “5 Years Republic” stamps together with stamps from the National Assembly set paying an overall postage of 10.60D on an international letter (full contents preserved) sent from Hue to the United States in March of 1961. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c and 1D National Assembly stamps together with two 10D Ngô Đình Diệm stamps paying an overall postage of 21.50D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Cholon to France. Paris arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c and 1D (2) National Assembly value together with two 6D United Nations stamps paying an overall postage of 14.50 on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in March of 1958.

Mixed franking of the 50c and 1D (2) National Assembly stamps together with the 6D Human Rights paying an overall postage of 8.50D on an international letter (full contents preserved) sent from Saigon to the United States.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (2) paying an overall postage of 2D on a local letter sent from Cholon to the Ambassador of France in Saigon in March of 1958. Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 3D UNESCO stamps (2) together with stamps from the Two Years Independence set paying an overall potage of 24D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in October of 1958.

Single franking of the 4D value on an international air mail letter sent fromSaigon to India in January of 1960. Indian arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c and 4D values paying an overall postage of 4.50D on an international air mail letter sent from Dalat to France in May of 1958.

Mixed franking of the 4D National Assembly stamp together with the 50c Ngô Đình Diệm stamp paying an overall postage of 4.50D on an international letter sent from Saigon to France in December of 1957.

Multiple franking of the 4D value paying an overall postage of 8D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France.

Mixed franking of the 4D National Assembly value (2) together with the 6D UNESCO stamp paying an overall postage of 14D on an international letter sent from Saigon to France in September of 1962.

Mixed franking of the 50c, 1D (2) and 4D National Assembly stamps paying an overall postage of 6.50D on an international letter sent from Saigon to Sweden.

Mixed franking of the 4D National Assembly value (4) together with two 50c Sisters Tru’ung stamps paying an overall postage of 17D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States.

Rare single franking go the 5D value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in December of 1958.

Single franking of the 5D Anniversary of Independence stamp on an air mail letter sent from Cholon to the United States in August of 1958. The letter received a manuscript postage due notation that resulted in a hand stamp being struck upon arrival claiming an additional U.S. $ 0.21. This was collected by adding a U.S. free frank in that amount. New York arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c (2) and 5D (2) value paying an overall postage of 11D on a registered international surface mail letter sent from a small post office in Cholon to the United States in May of 1956. Saigon transit and U.S. arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c and 5D National Assembly stamps together with the 3D Election of Ngô Đình Diệm stamp paying an overall postage of 8.50D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in April of 1958.

Mixed franking of the 5D National Assembly and 10D Living Standard stamps paying an overall postage of 15D on an international air mail letter sent to France in September of 1958.

Mixed franking of the 1D “4 Years Republic” stamp together with the 10D National Assembly and 3.30 Air Mail stamp paying an overall postage of 14.30D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to England in November of 1959. The stamp on the reverse was inadvertently not cancelled in Vietnam so the postman in England circled it with blue pen to invalidate it.

Mixed franking of the 4D Rail Line and 10D National Assembly stamp paying an overall postage of 14D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States.

Mixed franking of the 10D National Assembly stamps (2) together with the 1D Defense stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 22D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in October 1963.

Mixed franking of the 8D 9 Years Presidency of Ngô Đình Diệm stamps (3) together with stamps from the Sisters Tru’ng and National Assembly sets paying an overall postage of 44.50D on a registered air mail letter sent from the Japanese Embassy in Saigon to the United States.Kansas City arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 4D and 10D National Assembly stamps (3) together with the 5D Four Years Republic stamp paying an overall postage of 39D on an international air mail printed matter mailing sent from Saigon to the United States in 1959.

Registration Nr. 200200

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