South Vietnam, Red Cross, May 8th, 1960, Michel Nr. SVN 208-211; Four stamps in nominals of 1D, 3D, 4D and 6D were issued in perforation 13.

Here is the mint set

and here the postally used set

A printing flaw has become known on the 6D value in shape of a color blob in stamp color on the right side of the 6D stamp. Any errors on South Vietnamese stamps are very rare as the printing techniques and security in the countries that produced the stamps were very high and hence few errors have emerged.

Detailed scan of the affected area

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however, a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market.

Enpreuves de Luxe; “Atelier des Fabrication des Timbres-Postes, Paris” inscribed at bottom right.

Rare multiple franking of the 1D value (2) paying a total postage of 2D on a domestic letter sent from Saigon to Chau-Doc in October of 1960. Chau Phu arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 1D Red Cross stamps (8) together with the 1D Four Years Republic stamp paying an overall postage of 9D on an international letter sent from Cholon to West Germany in in June of 1961.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent from Vin Long to Saigon.

Mixed franking of the 3D Red Cross stamp together with stamps from the Landscapes and Madonna sets paying an overall postage of 35.50D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1963. Chicago arrival cancel on the reverse.

Very rare single franking of the 4D value on a newspaper wrapper sent from Saigon to the United States.

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.

Mixed franking of the 20D Post Office stamps (2) together with the 4D Red Cross and two 5D General Mobilization stamps paying an overall postage of 54D on a international air mail letter sent from Saigon to New Zealand.

Single franking of the 6D value on a letter that originated from a soldier in KBC 3328 and sent to Saigon.

Mixed franking of the 6D Red Cross value together with the 10D Agriculture stamp paying an overall postage of 16D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in 1967.

Mixed franking of the 1D Vietnamese Women stamp together with stamps from the Red Cross and Reconstruction of Hue sets paying an overall postage of 27D on a very rare domestic express air mail letter sent Ta Nan to Nha Trang in July of 1970. Local express mail covers are rarely ever found.

Registration Nr. 200270

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