South Vietnam, Social Standing of Vietnamese Women, March 23rd, 1969, Michel Nr. SVN 420-423;  Four stamps in nominals of 0.50D, 1D, 3D and 20D were issued in perforation 13. The 0.50D stamp curiously was already printed on November 8th, 1966 but then not issued until almost 2 1/2 years later. The reason for that is unknown. Also a few imperforate sheets of the 0.50D value were stolen on the way from the printing works to the post office. These were privately perforated by the thief and then used illegally on normal mail. Some of the stamps were left partially imperforate. One can detect this type of mail by the use date which typically is well before the stamp was actually issued.

Here is the mint set

Complete mint sheet of the 1D value.

and here the postally used set

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on cardboard paper. STCV-Roma-membor del gruppo Thomas de La Rue, Londra printed at bottom right.

A perforation error is known on the 0.50D value on which the perforation is significantly shifted up.

A perforation error is known on the 3D stamp on which the perforation is shifted significantly towards the left and the bottom of the stamp. Here is a mint block of four of this error.

Mixed franking of the 16D Human Rights value together with the 1.50D Trans-Vietnamese Railways and Vietnamese Women sets paying an overall postage of 18D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon in March of 1970 to Tunisia. Tunisia is a rather rare destination. Also note the printing date of the 0.50D Vietnamese Women stamp was already printed on November 11th, 1966 but was issued two and half years later on March 23rd, 1969. Black English propaganda cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 0.50D Vietnamese Women stamps (2) together with stamps from the Harvest and Ocean Fish sets paying an overall postage of 142D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to France. French “Values” arrival cancel on front.

Mixed franking of the 10D and 20D Rural Post stamps together with stamps from the Crafts, Vietnamese Women, Asian Parlamentarian Union, Fishery, Rural Development, Reconstruction after TET Offensive and Caligraphy sets paying an overall postage of 188D on a registered air mail letter sent from Saigon Le Loi to Switzerland in June of 1972. A yellow sticker was added in Switzerland stating that the letter had to be picked up by July 5th, which apparently it was.

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.

Mixed franking of the 1D Vietnamese Women stamp together with two 10D General Mobilization stamps paying an overall postage of 21D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1969.

Mixed franking of the 16D Human Rights stamp together with the 1D Vietnamese Women stamp paying an overall postage of 17D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to France in September of 1969.

Mixed franking of the 1.50D WHO stamps (4) together with the 1D Vietnamese Women stamp paying an overall postage of 7D on a registered domestic letter sent from My Tho to Saigon in May of 1969.

Mixed franking of the 6D Hue Reconstruction stamps (8) together with stamps from the Vietnamese Women, Craft and Wandering Soul sets paying an overall postage of 60D on an international air mail letter sent from Quang Gai to the United States in November of 1970. De Monies arrival cancel on the reverse.

Rare single franking use of there 1D stamp used as a revenue stamp on a folded invoice from August 2nd, 1969.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (2) paying an overall postage of 2D on a printed matter mailing sent from Saigon to Nha Trang in March of 1970.

Multiple franking of the 1D value (3) paying an overall postage of 3D on a domestic letter sent by a civilian to a member of the military (KBC 4664) in November of 1969. Note that letters to military members only cost 50% of the standard letter rate.

Mixed franking of the 3D Lions International and 10D WHO as well as the United Nations Children Aid and Vietnamese Women sets paying an overall postage of 184.50D (including the red ffee frank for 125D) on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in April of 1969.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent by the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy to a civilian in Saigon in June of 1969.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic official letter containing a tax receipt with a revenue stamp sent from Saigon to Gia Dinh in May of 1969.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent from Phu Vinh to Saigon in September of 1969.

Multiple franking of the 3D value (2) paying an overall postage of 6D on a homemade domestic letter sent to Cholon in August of 1970.

Mixed franking of the 20D Vietnamese Women stamp together with stamps from the Trans-Vietnamese Railways,  Labor Day and Rural Development sets paying an overall postage of 36D on a very rare registered express mail letter sent from Saigon Khanh to Nha Trang in September of 1969. Note the “Urgent” sticker attached at bottom right. Domestic express mail letters are extremely hard to find.

Mixed franking of the 20D Vietnamese Women stamp together with there 5D General Mobilization paying an overall postage of 25D on an international ir mail letter sent from Nha Trang to France in January of 1970. The 20D stamps hard to find on postally used cover.

Registration Nr. 200860

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