South Vietnam, Emperor Quang Trung, January 28th, 1972, Michel Nr. SVN 491-492; Two stamps in nominals of 6D and 20D were issued in perforation 13.5. There is also a version of the 6D stamp that stems from the stamp booklet and is perforated 13.5 vertically but imperforate horizontally. Michel reports wrongly that the stamps were issued in February 28th, 1972.

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.

A plate error is known on the 20D stamp on which the Feather Bush on the helmet of the King is partially missing. The error is on the left stamp.

Detailed scan of the affected area.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Here is the mint unexploded stamp booklet containing ten 6D stamps that were imperforate horizontally.

Here is the unexploded stamp booklet cancelled with a First Day Cancel.

Official First Day Cover that also contains the 6D stamp from the booklet. This version of the FDC is pretty rare as most of them only contain the standard perforated stamps.

Single franking of the 6D value from the booklet on a domestic letter Full contents preserved) sent in October of 1972 by a member of the military (KBC 34047 a unit not yet listed on the official SICP KBC listing) sent to a civilian in Hoc Mon. Cancelled by the mute “Quan Buu” military cancel. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Rare single franking of the Emperor Quang Trung stamp from the stamp booklet on a domestic letter sent from Kien Hoa to Saigon in June of 1972. The domestic letter rate had increased to 10D and as a result the letter received a black “T” hand stamp on front indicting additional postage was due. Four 2D postage due stamps were added on the reverse to collect the penalty. Saigon arrival cancel on the reverse.

Single franking of the Emperor Quang Trung stamp on a domestic air mail letter sent from Binh Trung to Puy Tan in December of 1973. This was short of the required postage and hence a black “T” hand stamp was applied on front indicating that additional postage was due upon delivery. Black propaganda cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 6D Quang Trung stamp from the stamp booklet plus stamps from the Harvest set paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Phan Rang to Da Lat in May of 1972.

Rare multiple franking of the 6D stamp from the booklet (4) paying an overall postage of 24D on a registered air mail letter sent from Batri (small post office) to a member of the military (KBC 4773/ 1st Infantry Division Training Center in Hue) in August of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 40D Wax Soldier stamp together with the 20D Emperor Quang Trung and Year of the Book sets paying an overall postage of 70D on an international air mail letter sent to the United States in February of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 6D value from the stamp booklet (2) plus the 20D value and the 30D Harvest stamp paying an overall postage of 62D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in October of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 100D Vietnamese Women Fashion stamps (2) together with two Emperor Quang Trung, Destruction by Ten Offensive and Wax Soldier sets paying an overall postage of 288D on a rare international express mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany. Frankfurt transit and Hannover arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 100D Vietnamese Women Fashion stamp together with stamps from the Emperor Quang Trung, Harvest and Country Development sets paying an overall postage of 166D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in November of 1972.

Multiple franking of the 20D value on an international air mail lettre sent from Saigon to France in August of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 20D Emperor Quang strung stamps together with stamps from the Fisheries and Emperor Hu’o’ng sets paying an overall postage of 144D on an registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in July of 1972.

Mixed franking of the Interpol set together with stamps from the 200,000 Returnees, World Telecommunication Day, Vietnamese Aviation, Wounded Soldiers, Emperor Quang Trung, Rural Development, Wax Soldiers, Civil Defense, Craft and Harvest sets paying an overall postage of 340D on a registered intretaional air mail letter sent from Con Son to West Germany in September of 1973. Red Fulda post office cachet on front. Ex Klewitz.

Registration Nr. 201150

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