South Vietnam, Family Law, January 2nd, 1960, Michel Nr. SVN 200-203; Four stamps in nominals of 20c, 30c, 2D and 6D 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.

Enpreuves de Luxe; “Atelier de Fabrication de Timbres Postes, Paris” at front right.

Color Trials; prior to authorizing the final printing run for stamps the Vietnamese Postal Authority requested a few sheets of color sheets on one particular value of a set in order to decide which final color combination would be best suited for each stamp within the set. The color sheets had the size of a standard sheet but contained alternating color options on the designated nominal value. While these sheets were only intended for internal postal use some of them came to market. Virtually all of these complete sheets were cut apart. So one mostly finds single color proofs or small strips of them. While they are actually very rare one can still obtain them for under $10 a piece (with some exceptions) as not many collectors appear to have an interest in them so far. Below are various color trials of the 2D value.

Mixed franking of the 20c, 30c and 2D Fanily law stamps together with the 4D “$ Years Republic” stamp paying an overall postage of 6.50D on a registered domestic letter sent from Saigon to Cholon in February of 1960.

Rare mixed franking of the 1D Prosperity Zones and 20c Family Law stamps paying an overall postage of 1.20D on a printed matter mailing sent in December of 1960 from Saigon to West Germany.

Mixed franking of the 1D Alexandre Rhodes stamp together with the 20c Family Law stamp paying an overall postage of 1.20D on a rare international printed matter mailing sent from Tourane to the United States.

Mixed franking of the 6D Land Reform value (3) together wit stamps from the Election of Ngô Đình Diệm, Family Law and 4 Years Constitution paying an overall postage of 19.50D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in June of 1961.

Mixed franking of the 3D Alexandre Rhodes stamp together with the 2D Family law stamp paying an overall postage of 5D on an international air mail letter sent fin An The to Hong Kong in October 1963. Rare rural An Khe cancel.

Mixed franking of the 4D Red Cross value together withstands from the Family Law and Living Standard sets paying an overall postage of 6.50D on an international letter sent from Saigon to Italy in June of 1960.

Rare multiple franking of the 2D value (3) paying an overall postage of 6D on a registered domestic letter sent from Nha Trang to Saigon in July of 1960.

Mixed franking of the 6D Family Law stamp together with the 40c Buildings stamp paying an overall postage of 6.40D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in January of 1960.

Mixed franking of the 8D Boy Scout stamp together with the 6D Family Law stamp paying an overall postage of 14D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1960.

Registration Nr. 200250

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