South Vietnam, Calligraphy, May 5th, 1972, Michel Nr. SVN 503-505; Three stamps in nominals of 5D, 20D and 50D 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.

Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on thin cardboard paper.

Single franking of the 5D value on a domestic letter sent to Kien Hoa in June of 1973. Black propaganda cachet on the reverse.

Single franking of the 5D value on a domestic letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 4164) to an individual in Saigon. Red circular KBC cachet on front.

Single franking of the 5D value on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Binh Duong to Saigon in June of 1973. The letter was apparently franked with insufficient postage and hence a black “T” hand stamp was applied. Black propaganda cachet on front.

Single franking of the 5D Calligraphy stamp on a domestic letter sent from Kien Thiet (small rural post office) to Saigon in June of 1973. The letter was judged to be defiant in postage and hence e received a red manuscript “T” indicating that additional postage was due. Upon arrival a single 10D postage due stamp was added on the reverse.

Single franking of the 5D Calligraphy stamp on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Kien Hoa (small post office) to Saigon in June of 1973. The letter was judged to be defiant in postage and hence received a black “T” hand stamp indicating that additional postage was due. Upon arrival a single 10D postage due stamp was added on the reverse.

Multiple franking of the 5D value (2) paying an overall postage of 10D on a domestic air mail letter sent from Hue to Nha Trang.

Multiple franking of the 20D stamp paying an overall postage of 40D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1974.

Mixed franking of the 20D Calligraph stamps (5) together with the 10D Wax Soldier stamp paying an overall postage fo 110D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in December of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 20D and 50D Calligraph stamps paying an overall postage of 90D on an international air mail letters ent from Saigon to the United States in August of 1973.

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 50D Calligraph stamp together with stamps from the Wax Soldier set paying an overall postage of 110D on an international letter  sent to the United States in September of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraphy stamp together with stamps from the Wax Soldier and Interpol sets paying an overall postage of 85D on an international air mail letter sent from Vinh Long to West Germany in May of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraphy stamp together with the 40D Wax Solder stamp paying an overall postage of 90D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraphy stamp together with the 40D Wax Solder stamp paying an overall postage of 90D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in October of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraphy stamp together with the 40D Wax Solder stamp paying an overall postage of 90D on an international air mail post card sent from Saigon to the United States in October of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraph stamps (2) together with the 1D Harvest stamp paying an overall postage of 101D on a registered domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent within Saigon in February of 1975.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraph stamps (3) together with the 30D Craft stamp paying an overall postage of 180D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1973.

Mixed franking of the 50D Calligraph stamps (4) together with the 10D Wax Soldier stamps (2) paying an overall postage of 220D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in August of 1973.

Mixed franking of the Victory at Quang Tri set together with stamps rom the Calligraphy set paying an overall postage of 189D on a registered international air mail letter sent from Da Lat to West Germany in June of 1973. Black propaganda cachet on the reverse. Ex Klewitz.

Registration Nr. 201180

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