South Vietnam, Day of Wandering Souls, August 30th, 1966, Michel Nr. SVN 360-363; Four stamps in nominals of 50c, 1.50D, 3D and 5D 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. Here is the imperforate set

Enpreuves de Luxe; “Imprimerie des Timbres-Poste, Paris” inscribed at bottom right.

Single franking of the 0.50D value on a domestic air mail letter (full content preserved) sent by a member of the military (KBC 3250 located in Binh Long) to a civilian in Saigon. Cancelled with the mute “Quan Buu” military cancel. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 1.50D WHO stamp together with stamps from the Sports, Third Anniversary of the Revolution and Day of Wandering Soul sets paying an overall postage of 4D on an international  letter front sent from Saigon to Martinique in December of 1966. Martinique is a rare destination.

Mixed franking of the 3D Third Anniversary of the Revolution stamp plus the 50c Wandering Souls stamp paying an overall postage of 3.50D on a domestic letter sent to Hue in November of 1966.

Mixed franking of the 6D Hue Reconstruction stamps (8) together with stamps from the Vietnamese Women, Craft and Wandering Soul sets paying an overall postage of 60D on an international air mail letter sent from Quang Gai to the United States in November of 1970. De Monies arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1.50 Day of Wandering Souls stamps (3) together with stamps from the Confucius Year and Year of Meteorology sets paying an overall postage of 7D on a domestic registered letter Trang Hung Bao to Tan Son Nhut in February of 1967.Saigon transit cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent from Thu-Duc (small post office)  to Phan Viet in March of 1969.

Mixed ranking of the 5D Day of Wandering Souls value together with two 1d Patriot stamp paying an overall postage of 7D on a domestic letter sent from Dalat to Kien Hoa in November of 1968.

Mixed franking of the 20D Fruit stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail, Buildings and Wandering Soul sets paying an overall postage of 39D on a rare international express mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in July of 1967. Lausanne arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1D Patriot stamp (2) together with two 5D Wandering Soul stamps paying an overall postage of 12D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in in December of 1968.

Mixed franking of the 10D Sports value together with stamps from the Refugees, Boy Scouts and Wandering Soul sets paying an overall postage of 54D on a rare registered international express mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in September of 1969. Frankfurt transit and Munich arrival cancel on the reverse.

 

Registration Nr. 200620

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