South Vietnam, Fight against Malaria, April 7th, 1962, Michel Nr. SVN 262-265; Four stamps in nominals of 50c, 1D, 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. Here is the imperforate set in pairs.

Enpreuves de Luxe; “Atelier de Production des Timbres-Poste, Paris” inscribed at the bottom 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 this is not the case for the Malaria stamps as they are collected by country and topical collectors creating higher demand. Here are various color trials for the 2D value.

Rare multiple franking of the 50c value (3) paying an overall postage of 1.50D on a domestic letter sent from Da Nang to a member of the military (KBC 3042). Members of the military only had to pay 50% of the standard postal tariff.

Multiple franking 0f the 1D value (3) paying an overall postage of 3D on a domestic letter sent by a civilian in Phu Cuong to a member of the army located in KBC 4260 located in Da Nang. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 30c (2) and 5D (2) value together with the 1D Anti Malaria Fight stamp paying an overall postage of 11.60D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in September of 1962.

Mixed franking of the 50c Madonna stamp together with the 1D Fight Against Malaria paying an overall postage of 1.50D on a domestic letter front  sent by a civilian to a member of the military (KBC 3042 which was a military training academy) in August of 1962. Letters to members of the military only cost 50% of the standard postal tariff.

Mixed franking of the 2D Madonna stamps (2) together with stamps from the Defense Against Malaria and Sport and Youth sets paying an overall postage of 13D on an international letter sent from Da Nang to the United Staes in October of 1962.

Mixed franking of the entire Madonna set together with stamps from the Railroad Line, Defense Against Malaria, Children’s Day and Land Reform sets paying an overall postage of  18.80D on a registered air mail letter sent from Tam-Ky to West Germany in July of 1962. Illegible transit cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 6D Relief for Vietnam value together with a pair of the 2D Anti Malaria stamps paying an overall postage of 10D on an international air mail letter sent from Dalat to West Germany in July of 1966.

Mixed franking of the 1D Sport stamp together with the 2D Anti Malaria stamp paying an overall postage of 3D on a domestic letter sent from Cholon to Saigon in August of 1967.

Mixed franking of the 20D Urban Development stamp together with stamps from the Air Mail and Fight against Malaria sets paying an overall postage of 27D on an international letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in June of 1968.

Single franking of the 6D on a domestic letter sent from Go-Cong to Saigon in January of 1970.

Registration Nr. 200330

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