South Vietnam, Year of the Buffalo, December 20th, 1973, Michel Nr. SVN 538-539; Two stamps in nominals 5D and 10D were issued in perforation 12.5:12.

Here is the mint set.

Enpreuve de Luxe; printed on cardboard paper.

Single franking of the 5D value on a small domestic letter sent to Saigon in January of 1974.

Rare multiple franking of the 5D Year of the Buffalo stamp (2) paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic letter sent within Gia Dinh in July of 1974. The letter was judged short in postage and hence a black “T” hand stamp was added to the envelope along with a “30” manuscript. Three 10P postage due stamps were added on the reverse paying an overall penalty of 30P.

Single franking of the 10D stamp on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Dalat to Saigon in May of 1974. That was insufficient postage at the time and hence a black “T” hand stamp was applied indicating that additional postage was due upon delivery.

Mixed franking of the 5D and 10D (2) Year of the Buffalo stamps paying an overall postage of 25D on a domestic letter sent from Da Lat to Gia Dinh in February of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 5D and 10D (2) Year of the Buffalo stamps together with the 100D Fish stamp paying an overall postage of 125D on an international letter sent from Bueh Thuan to the United States in April of 1974.

Mixed franking of the Economic Development set together with stamps from the Tru’ng Sisters, Friendship with Allied Fighters, UPU, Year of the Buffalo and World Communication Day sets paying an overall postage of 880D on a rare international registered express mail letter sent from Can Tho to West Germany in December of 1974. Fulda arrival cachets/cancels on front and reverse. Ex Klewitz.

Single franking of the 10D Year of the Buffalo stamp on a domestic letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 4555, a yet unknown KBC designation in the SICP Listing) to Saigon.

Single franking of the 10D Year of the Buffalo value on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Rach Gia to Saigon in April of 1974. The letter was under-franked and hence received a black “T” hand stamp on front indicating that additional postage was due.

Mixed franking of the 100D Wounded Soldier stamps (5) together with three 10D Year of the Buffalo stamps paying an overall postage of 530D on a rare international express mail letter sent from Phan Thiet to West Germany in March of 1974. Ex Klewitz. Frankfurt transit and Fulda arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50D Fisheries stamps (3) together with stamps from the Year of the Buffalo and Calligraphy sets paying an overall postage of 180D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in February of 1974.

Mixed franking of the Human Rights set together with stamps from the Year of the Buffalo, Sights, Farmer Day, Orchids and Wounded Soldiers sets paying an overall postage of 730D on a rare international registered express air mail letter sent from Can Tho to West Germany in December of 1974. Red Post Office Fulda arrival cancel. Circular Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

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