South Vietnam, Harvest, September 28th, 1971, Michel Nr. SVN 476-478; Three stamps in nominals of 1D, 30D and 40D 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 imperforate set in matching right sheet margins.

The 1D stamp is known in two distinct printings. The first printing is on thinner paper and the yellow base color looks more like ochre. Also the red printing is bright red. The second printing (October, 1972) is on thicker paper, the yellow is lighter and the red is dark red.

First Printing in block of four. Note that the top right stamp also shows a small printing flaw in the shape of a red dot on the arm of the harvester.

Detailed scan of the affected printing flaw

Second Printing in a block of four

Small printing flaws do occur. Here is a wet ink off-set that was created by stacking still wet freshly printed sheets on top of each other.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Single franking of the 1D value on a domestic printed matter mailing sent to Nha Trang.

This was likely a mixed franking of the 1D Harvest stamp together with another stamp (that must have fallen off) on a domestic letter sent between members of the military (KBC 4319 to KBC 4057/Military School / Training Academy likely located in Thu Duc). The message must have been of personal nature as military unit to unit communications were transported postage free. Washed out KBC cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 1D Harvest value together with the 9D Wounded Soldier stamp on a domestic letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 6066/ a yet unlisted KBC number on the official SICP KBC listing) to a civilian in Cholon in April of 1973. Cancelled with the mute “Quan Buu” military cancel.

Rare multiple franking of the 1D Harvest stamp paying an overall postage of 3D on a domestic letter sent from Bien Hoa to Saigon in January of 1972. The letter was judged to be deficient in postage and hence two 3D postage due stamps were added upon receipt in order to collect the 6D penalty that was due on delivery.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (6) paying an overall postage of 6D on a domestic letter sent to Nha Trang.

Mixed franking of the 1D Harvest stamp together with the 4D International Year of the Book stamp paying an overall postage of 5D on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent in March of 1973 by a member of the military (KBC 4027/National Military Academy located in Dalat) to a civilian in Saigon. Black circular KBC cachet on front. Note the military insignia at the top left.

Mixed franking of the 1D Harvest stamp (2) together with the 35D Craft stamp paying an overall postage of 37D on a very rare domestic registered express mail cover sent from Saigon to Hue. Domestic express mail letters are very hard to find.

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.

Mixed franking of three 3D Community Work stamps together with the 1D Harvest stamp paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter sent from Vinh Long to Nha Trang.

Single franking of the 30D value on an official registered letter sent  within Saigon in October of 1973.

Single franking of the 30d Value on a registered official receipt mailed from Saigon to a recipient Quang Lieu in September of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 30D Harvest stamps(2) together with the 9D Animal stamp paying an overall postage of 69D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in October of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 30D Harvest stamp together with stamps from the Craft and Emperor Hung Vu’o’ng set paying an overall postage of 195D on an registered  international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in November of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraph stamps (3) together with the 30D Craft stamp paying an overall postage of 180D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January 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 40D Harvest stamp together with stamps from the Interpol and Year of the Buffalo sets paying an overall postage of 75D on a domestic registered air mail letter sent from Quan Long to Saigon in May of 1974. The sender was a member of the military (KBC 4742). Saigon arrival cancel o the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 40D Harvest stamps (2) together with the 5D Binh Long stamp paying an overall postage of 85D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in February, 1973.

Mixed franking of the Harvest set in pairs together the Postal Rider set and UPU stamps paying an overall postage of 200D on a rare registered express air mail letter sent from Hue to West Germany. Ex Klewitz. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 201090

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