South Vietnam, Uniforms of Wax Soldiers, August 14th, 1972, Michel Nr. SVN 511-513; Three stamps in nominals of 10D, 30D and 40D 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 sheet margins.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Single franking of the 10D value on a domestic letter (full content preserved) sent from Rach Gia to Tan Binh in August of 1973. Black propaganda cachet on front.

Single franking of the 10D value on a domestic letter sent from Hue to Nha Trang in November fo 1972.

Single franking of the 10D value on a domestic letters sent from Dao Bien (small post office/rural cancel) to Bien Hoa in February of 1973. Sa Dec transit cancels on front.

Single franking of the 10D value on a letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 3341/1st Artillery Battalion / Marines located in Saigon) to a civilian in Quan 11 in October of 1973.

Multiple franking of the 10D value (5) paying an overall postage of 50D on a very rare domestic express mail letter (full contents preserved) sent by a member of the military (KBC 4842/ Medical Core in Qui Nhon) to a civilian in Saigon in September of 1973. Domestic express mail letters are very hard to find.

Mixed franking of the 10D value (2) together with the 3D Calligraph stamp paying an overall postage of 23D on a municipal invoice that was mailed by registered mail to a recipient in Hau Giang in June of 1973.

Single franking of the 30D value on a registered domestic letter (full content preserved) sent in July of 1973 by a member of the military (KBC 6534/ARVN 3rd Infantry Division located in Da Nang) to an individual in Saigon. Interesting military type registration label (Q.B.C.I). Cancelled with the mute “Quan Buu” military cancel. Rectangular “BAO DAM” cachet on front and reverse which stood for “Secured-Warranted” and was the military equivalent of registration. Black circular KBC cachet on front. Da Nang arrival cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 30D value (2) together with the 100D You need Soldier stamp paying an overall postage of 160D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 30D Wax Soldiers and 100D Wounded Soldier stamps paying an overall postage of 130D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in March of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 30D value (2) together with the 9D Wounded Soldier stamp paying an overall postage of 69D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1972.

Mixed franking of the 25D Interpol stamp together with stamps from the Year of the Book, Fisheries, Victory at Quang Tri, Wax Soldiers and Wounded Soldier sets paying an overall postage of 90D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in April of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 70D Day of the Farmer stamp together with two 30D Wx Soldier stamps paying an overall postage of 130D on an international air mail letter sent from Da Lat to France in December of 1974.

Single franking of the 40D stamp on a domestic official registered mail sent from Saigon to Bac Lieu in October of 1973. Bac Lieu arrival cancel on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 40D value (2) paying an overall postage of 80D on an international letter sent from Saigon to France in July of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 40D Wax Soldier stamp together with the 100D Wounded Soldiers stamp paying an overall postage of 140D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in November of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 4= Wax Soldier stamp together with the 20D Self Defense stamp paying an overall postage of 60D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in 1973.

Mixed franking of the 4= Wax Soldier stamp together with stamps from the Wounded Soldiers and Calligraphy sets paying an overall postage of 160D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in 1973.

Mixed franking of the 40D Wax Soldier stamp together with the 20D Emperor Quang Trung and Year of the Book sets paying an overall postage of 70D on an international air mail letter sent to the United States in February of 1973.

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