South Vietnam, Development of Rural Post, December 20th, 1971, Michel Nr. SVN 483-485; Three stamps in nominals of 5D, 10D and 20D 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 is the imperfroate set all with side sheet margins.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Single franking of the 5D value on an official domestic letter sent within Saigon in March of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 10D Victory at Quang Tri set together with stamps from the Fisheries, Wounded Soldiers, Wax SoldiersCvivil Defense, World Telecommunication Dayand Rural development sets paying an overall postage of 221D on a registered international air mail cover sent from Quang Tri to West Germany in September of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Domestic Tribe stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail, Private Ownership, Fisheries, Animals and Development of Rural Post sets paying an overall postage of 77.10D on an international air mail sent from Saigon to Switzerland in March of 1972. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the 10D value on a domestic letter sent from Da Lat to Nha Trang in August of 1972.

Single franking of the 10D value on a domestic letter sent from Gia Dinh to Nha Trang in September of 1972.

Domestic letter (full content preserved) sent in September of 1974 from Gia Duc (small post office) to Saigon and franked with a single 10D Development of Rural Post stamp. This was 15D short of the required 25D postage and hence a 30D postage due stamp was added on the reverse upon arrival.

Multiple franking of the 10D value (2) paying an overall postage of 20D on an international surface letter sent from Saigon to the United States in April of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 10D Rural Post stamp together with the 7D Folk Dance stamp paying an overall postage of 17D on a registered domestic letter sent from Saigon to Hue in December of 1971.

Mixed franking of the 7D Fineries stamp together with the 20D Rural Post stamp paying an overall postage of 27D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in February of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 20D Rural Post stamps (3) together with the 4D Fishery stamp paying an overall postage of 64D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in May of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 20D Rural Post stamps (3) together with the 4D Fishery stamp paying an overall postage of 64D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in May of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 10D and 20D Rural Post stamps together with stamps from the Crafts, Vietnamese Women, Asian Parlamentarian Union, Fishery, Rural Development, Reconstruction after TET Offensive and Caligraphy sets paying an overall postage of 188D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon Le Loi to Switzerland in June of 1972. A yellow sticker was added in Switzerland stating that the letter had to be picked up by July 5th, which apparently it was.

Mixed franking of the Fisheries set together with the Ocean Fish and Rural Post sets paying an overall postage of 243D on a rare registered express mail letter sent from Con Son to West Germany in May of 1972. Ex Klewitz.

Registration Nr. 201120

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