South Vietnam, 3 Years Republic, October 26th, 1958, Michel Nr. SVN 160-163; Four stamps in nominals of 1D, 2D, 4D and 5D were issued in perforation 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. Here are three pairs of them.

Enpreuves de Luxe. Inscription of the printing company “Thomas de la Rue London” at bottom right.

First Day Cover featuring the entire set that was sent from Saigon to France.

Rare multiple franking of the 1D value (5) paying an overall postage of 5D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in June of 1959.

Rare multiple franking of the 2D value (7) paying an overall postage of 14D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in June of 1959.

Mixed franking of three 3D overprinted UPU stamps together with the 2D 3 Years Republic stamp paying an overall postage of 11D on a registered international letter sent from Saigon to France in February of 1959.

Mixed franking of the 2D  “3 Years Republic” stamps (3) plus two 50c Sisters Tru’ng paying an overall postage of  7D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in July of 1959.

Very rare express mail letter sent in March of 1959 from Saigon to the United States. The letter features three of the 4D Children’s Day stamps plus stamps from the 3 Years Republic and 50c National Assembly sets paying an overall postage of 15D. Not many express mail covers from that time survive. Various U.S. transit ans arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 4D “3 Years Republic” stamps (2) plus the 50c Ngô Đình Diệm stamp paying an overall postage of 8.50D on an international printed matter mailing sent from Tourane to the United States in November of 1960.

Mixed franking of the 10D Living Standard stamp together with stamps from the Ngô Đình Diệm, Children Day and 3 Years Republic sets paying an overall postage of 19.50D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in September of 1959.

Rare single franking of the 5D value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to China in September of 1961.

Mixed franking of the 1D, 2D and 5D values (2) paying an overall postage of 13D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in February of 1960.

Registration Nr. 200230

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