South Vietnam, Wounded Soldier Stamp overprinted with new Value, June 1st, 1974, Michel Nr. SVN 560; The rampant inflation in South Vietnam made a number of stamps issued as recent as 1972 superfluous. As a result the postal administration decided to overprint some of these stamps with new values and block out the old value. The 25D red overprint on top of Michel Nr. SVN 515 was the first of these overprints.

Here is the mint stamp.

Mint block of four.

Mixed franking of the 25D overprinted stamp together with the 100D Fish stamp paying an overall postage of 125D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to Canada in June of 1974.

Single franking of the 25D overprinted stamp on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Phu Vinh to Saigon in July of 1974. Black propaganda cachet on front.

Single franking of the 25D stamp on a domestic letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 3347 a Navy unit in Nha Trang sent to a civilian in Saigon in January of 1975. Cancelled with the mute “Quan Buu” military cancel. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 25D overprinted stamp together with the 2D Interpol stamp paying an overall postage of 27D on a domestic letter sent from Nha Trang to Saigon on September of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 25D overprinted stamp together with the 100D Fish stamp paying an overall postage of 125D on an international air mail letter sent to the United States.

Single franking of the 25D overprinted stamp on a domestic air mail letter sent within Saigon in October of 1974.

Single franking of the 25D value on a domestic letter sent within Saigon in October of 1974.

Below is the fabled cover (ex Klewitz) that carries to postal used samples of the 10D Nguyen Van Thieu stamps (the only one known to carry two postally used copies of these stamps) and stamps from the Traditional Vietnamese Theater, Victory at Quang Tri, New Year, Cultural Places, National Development Conference sets plus the various overprinted stamps for an overall postage of 752D on a very rare registered express mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in March of 1975. Red Fulda Post Office arrival cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 201400

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