South Vietnam, Folk Dances of National Minorities , January 12th, 1971, Michel Nr. SVN 463-466; Four stamps in nominals of 2D, 6D, 7D and 10D were issued in perforation 13.5.

Here is the mint set.

and here the postally used set.

Postally used block of four of the 7D value

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however, a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here is the imperforate set with sheet margins.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Rare multiple franking of the 2D Folk Dance stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 4D on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Can Tho to Saigon in September of 1971. The letter was short of the required 6D postage as a result a black “T” hand stamp was applied to indicate that additional postage was due. Two 2D postage due stamps were added upon arrival in order to collect the penalty of 4D. Saigon arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 2D Folk Dance stamps (8) together with stamps from the Nguyễn Đình Chiểu and Reconstruction of Hue sets paying an overall postage of  58D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to England in May of 1971.

Single franking of the 6D value on a domestic air mail letter (full content preserved) sent from a member of the military (KBC 4100/Thu Duc Infantry School located in Thu Duc) to a civilian in Saigon in November of 1972. Red circular KBC cachet on front. Note the military insignia on the to left.

Mixed franking of the 2D (2) and 6D (2) Folk Dance stamps paying an overall postage of 16D on a registered air mail letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 3485) to a civilian in Saigon in August of 1971. Saigon arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 2D (2) and 6D (2) Folk Dance stamps together with stamps from the Fruit and Reconstruction of Hue sets paying an overall postage of 37D on a very rare domestic registered express air mail letter sent from Hue to Than Thuet. Domestic express mail letters are very hard to find.

Single franking of the 6D stamp on a domestic air mail letter sent from Da Lat to Nha Trang in February of 1971.

Single franking of the 6D Folk Dance stamp on a domestic letter sent from Long Thanh (small rural post office) to Saigon in November of 1973. The letter was judged to be defiant in postage and hence received a black “T” hand stamp in front indicating that additional postage was due. Upon arrival a single 10D postage due stamp was added on the reverse.

Spectacular multiple franking of the 6D value 8) paying an overall postage of 48D on an international air mail letter sent by a member of the U.S. Embassy’s Medical Unit in Saigon to the united States in May of 1971.

Mixed franking of the 3D Agrarian Reform Law stamp together with stamps from the Ha Tien Beach, Folk Dances and  3rd Anniversary of the Revolution sets paying an overall postage of 11D on an international letter sent from Saigon to Papua New Guinea inAugust of 1971. Papua New Guinea was a very rare destination.

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 3D Community Work stop together with the 7D Folk Dance stamp paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter sent from Boen Hoa to Saigon in 1973.

Multiple franking of the 10D value (3) paying an overall postage of 30D on a domestic air mail letter sent from Cholon to Vinh Binh in June of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 2D and 10D Folk Dance stamps together with the 35D Craft stamp paying an overall postage of 47D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in May of 1971.

Mixed franking of the 10D Folk Dance values (4) together with stamps from the National Unity and Fisheries set paying an overall postage of 144D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in 1972.

Mixed franking of the 7D and 10D value paying an overall postage of 17D on a domestic registered letter sent from Saigon to Hue in October of 1971.

Mixed franking of the 100D The legendary Emperor Hùng Vương together with stamps from the Animals, National Minorities and Development of Rural Mail sets paying an overall postage of 275D on a very rare expression mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in March of 1972. Buffalo arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 100D The legendary Emperor Hùng Vương stamp together with two 10D National Minority stamps paying an overall postage fo 120D on a registered international air mail lettre sent from Saigon to France in December of 1971. French arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 100D The legendary Emperor Hùng Vương stamp together with one 10D National Minorities stamp paying an overall postage of 110D on an international letter sent from Saigon to France in 1971.

Registration Nr. 201040

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