South Vietnam, The Post in Service of the People, July 10th, 1968, Michel Nr. SVN 428-431; Four stamps in nominals of 1D, 3D, 4D and 20D 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 top sheet margins.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper. Government Printing Bureau Tokyo printed at bottom right.

Mixed franking of the 1D Post Office stamp together with two 3D Labor Day stamp paying an overall postage of 7D on a domestic letter sent from Dalat to Nha Trang in May of 1970.

Single franking of the 3D value on a military letter sent from KBC 6296 (72nd Medical Group; 2nd Ambulance Company located in Pleiku) to a civilian in Saigon. Red propaganda (“Welcome the Law-Farmers receive Farm Land”) and KBC cachet on front. Photo of a young man inside.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter sent in October of 1970 by a member of the military (KBC 3357/5th Marine Infantry Battalion “Black Dragons”,Base at Suoi Lo O, Di An in Bien Hoa Province) to another member of the military located in KBC 4664. Given that intra KBC military messages were transported free of charge this letter must have been of personal nature. Mute “Quan Buu” machine transit cancel on the reverse. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Single franking of the 3D value on a domestic air mail letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 3319/Cam Ranh Naval Training Center located in Cam Ranh) to a civilian in Gia Dinh. Cancelled with the mute “Quan BUU”military cancel. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 3D Post Office stamp together with the 30D Democratic Constitution stamp paying an overall postage 33D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Switzerland in June of 1970.

Mixed franking of the 6D Bird stamps (5) together with three Post Office stamps paying an overall postage of 39D on an international air mail letter sent from Cholon to New Zealand in September of 1970.

Mixed franking of the 20D Post Office stamp together with the 1D Vietnamese Women and two 30D Private Ownership stamps paying an overall postage of 81D on a rare registered express mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1969.

Mixed franking of the 20D Post Office and 16D UNICEF stamp paying an overall postage of 36D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in February of 1970.

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.

Registration Nr. 200890

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