South Vietnam, Rural Development, January 26th, 1968, Michel Nr. SVN 399-402; Four stamps in nominals of 1D, 9D, 10D and 20D were issued in perforation 13.5.

Here is the mint set

and here the postally used set

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on gummed stamp like paper with a glassine sheet protecting the gum. Government Printing Bureau Tokyo printed at bottom right.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (2) paying an overall postage of 2D on a letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 4757, assumed to be located in Phu Yen) to a civilian in Gia Dinh. Note that members of the military only had to pay 50% of the standard letter tariff.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (2) paying an overall postage of 2D on a letter sent by a member of the military  to a civilian in Nha Trang. Note that members of the military only had to pay 50% of the standard letter tariff. Illegible red KBC cachet on front. Black propaganda cachet on front stating “Remembering the TET Festival of the Ape we hate Communists-Welcome the spring of the Rooster-follow the example of Bao Binh”.

Multiple franking of the 1D value paying an overall postage of 2D on a domestic printed matter mailing (the envelope was left open) sent to Nha Trang.

Mixed franking of the 1D Rural Development stamp together with the 16D Human Rights stamp paying an overall postage of 17D on an international letter sent from the Phu My Hospital in Saigon to France.Single franking of the 9D value on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Australia in July of 1968.

Multiple franking of the 9D value (2) paying an overall postage of 18D on an international letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in December if 1969.

Mixed franking of the 9D Rural Development stamp together with stamps from the Introduction of Postal Checks and  Trans-Vietnamese Railway sets paying an overall postage of 33D on an international registered air mail letter sent from Nha Trang to West Germany in April of 1969. The letter was apparently not picked up by the recipient within the allotted time period from the post office. Hand stamps of “Back/Retour” and “Not picked up-Storage Limit expired” were hence applied on front and back of the cover and the letter was sent back to the sender. There was also a small sticker applied to the bottom right stating in French and German “not picked up”. Nha Trang and Saigon machine transit cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 9D (2) and 20D Urban Development stamps together with the 4D Introduction of Postal Checks sets paying an overall postage of 42D on an international letter sent from Saigon to New Zealand in June of 1968.

Mixed franking of the 10D Rural Development stamp together with the 7D Introduction of Postal Checks and 1D Patriots sets paying an overall postage of 18D on a post card that depicts the German Hospital Ship “Helgoland”. The  card was sent by a nurse on the ship to West Germany.

Mixed franking of the 20D Urban Development stamps (2) together with the 8D Labor Day stamp paying an overall postage of 48D on  rare express air mail letter sent from Saigon to Australia in March of 1968.

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.

Registration Nr. 200790

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