South Vietnam, Postage Due Stamps 1952, June 16th, 1952, Michel Nr. SVN P1-6; Stamps in nominals of 0.10P, 0.20P, 030P, 0.40P, 0.50P and 1P were issued in perforation 13.5.

Here is the mint set.

These stamps were produced in large sheets that contained two panes of 50 stamps each. The panes were separated by gutter fields. Here is a complete sheet of the 10C and 40C values.

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.

Another set of trial prints exist, but these are very rare. They are also imperforate but on them the value templates are missing.

A printing error is known of all nominals on which only one of the base colors was printed while the second color is missing. Here is the 20C to 1P values in imperforate pairs with the second color missing.

Print error on a mint imperforate block of eight of the 1P value on which the blue color is missing.

Rare multiple franking of the 1D Labor Day stamp (2) paying an overall postage of 2D on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent by a member of the military (KBC 4036) to Cholon in November of 1969. The letter was judged 1.50D short of the required postage and hence received a black “T” hand stamp indicating additional postage was due. As result upon arrival fifteen 20C postage due stamps were added paying 3P of additional postage.

Rare multiple franking of the 1.50D Flowers stamp (2) paying an overall postage of 3D on a domestic folded letter sent from Vung Tau to Tay Ninh in December of 1965. The letter was apparently judged short in postage and hence postage due stamps for 4.50P were added upon arrival on the reverse (three 50c and one 3P stamp).

International air mail letter sent from France to Saigon in June of 1956 and franked with a 15F stamp. The letter was judged to be short of the required postage and as a result twelve 0.50P postage due stamps were added paying a total of 6P in additional postage. Rare!

International air mail letter sent from France to Saigon in June of 1956 and franked with a 15F stamp. The letter was judged to be short of the required postage and as a result three 0.50P postage due stamps were added paying a total of 1.50P in additional postage. Saigon arrival cancels on the reverse. Rare!

International air mail letter sent from France to Saigon in June of 1956 and franked with a 15F stamp. The letter was judged to be short of the required postage and as a result nine 0.50P postage due stamps were added paying a total of 4.50P in additional postage. Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse. Rare!

International air mail letter sent from France to Saigon in May of 1956 and franked with a 15F stamp. The letter was judged to be short of the required postage and as a result three 0.50P postage due stamps were added paying a total of 1.50P in additional postage. Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse. Rare!

International air mail letter sent from France to Saigon in May of 1956 and franked with a 15F stamp. The letter was judged to be short of the required postage and as a result twelve 0.50P postage due stamps were added paying a total of 6P in additional postage. Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse. Rare!

Very rare registered package wrapper from a package that was sent from France to Saigon via air mail . The package that contained royal bee jelly carried a postage of 330F but was judged to be short of the required postage. As a result two postage due stamps (0.50P and 3P) were added in Saigon for an additional postage of 4.50P.

Post Card sent in July of 1958 from France to Vietnam paying a postage of 15F which was judged to be insufficient. The card hence received a black “T” hand stamp indicating that additional postage was due. This was collected by adding a 1P postage due stamp upon arrival in Colon. Rare!

International letter sent from Laos to Saigon in September of 1952 that was judged short of the required postage. As a result a black “T” hand stamp was added upon arrival and three 1P postage due stamps were added on front. Quang Tri transit and Saigon arrival cancels on front/reverse. Rare!

Registration Nr. 200015

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