South Vietnam, Civil Self Defense, June 15th, 1972, Michel Nr. SVN 506-508; Three stamps in nominals of 2D, 6D and 20D were issued in perforation 13.5.

Here is the mint set.

and here two postally used values.

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

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Mixed franking of the 2D (6) and 6D (3) values on a domestic air mail letter sent from Quan 5 to Vinh Binh in 1972.

Mixed franking of the 2D Self Defense stamps (2) together with two 3D Rural Development stamps paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter sent to Saigon in September of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 2d Self Defense stamp together wit stands from the Wax Soldiers and Rural Development sets paying an overall postage of 15D on a domestic letter sent to Saigon in November of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 10D Returnee stamps (2) together with stamps from the Civil Self Defense, Wax Soldiers, National Development and Harvest sets paying an overall postage 242D on a registered air mail letter sent from Nha Trang to West Germany in November of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 2D Self Defense stamps (2) together with two 3D Quang Tri Victory stamps paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter sent from Da Lat to Saigon July, 1973.

Mixed franking of the 2D Self defense stamp together with the 3D Rural development stamp paying an overall postage of 5D on a domestic letter sent by a civilian to a member of the military (KBC 3294/Political-Psychological War Fare Unit in Bien Hoa) in August, 1973. Letters to the military only cost 50% of the standard letter tariff.

Single franking of the 20D value on a domestic philatelic letter sent by the Indonesian Peace Keeping Force located in Can Thi to a Major in Saigon. Sent in April of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 20D Self Defense stamp together with 40D Wax Soldier stamp paying an overall postage of 60D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in March of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 20D Self defense stamps (3) together with two 2D Ocean Fish stamps paying an overall postage 64D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in August of 1972.

Spectacular mass franking of the 100D Ocean Fish stamps (12) together with stamps from the Civilian Self Defense, Harvest and Year of the Buffalo sets paying an overall postage of 1,275D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in April of 1974. Los Angeles arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 201190

 

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