Unified Vietnam, Soccer World Cup Italy I, August 27th, 1989, Michel Nr. 2080-2087, Block 72; Seven stamps with nominals of 50D (three stamps), 100D (two stamps), 200D and 300D were issued in perforation 12.75 and imperforate. There was also a souvenir-sheet with a 400D nominal and perforation 13. There are questions about the actual issuance date of these stamps. Klewitz reports that they were released on April 22nd, 1989 and, according to Michel, there are First Day Covers with dates of June 4th 1989. Also, there are postally used letters dated from June 17th, 1989 (see below) which documents that the Michel August date is likely incorrect.

Stamps sold at Vietnamese post offices were sold without gum while stamps sold by the official Vietnamese stamp agency were sold with gum.

Here is the mint perforated set

Here is theming imperforate stamp set

Registered air mail letter sent on June 17th, 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Hydro Stations (one imperforate), Communication, Union Congress (one set imperforate) and Dong Da sets for an overall postage of 12,461D (including the red free frank for 5,710D). There is also the 1D military free frank issued in 1986. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment pf the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent on June 17th, 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Hydro Stations, Off-shore Oil Production, Children Drawings and 10 Years National Liberation Front sets. The 10 Years National Liberation stamp  was still denominated in old Dong while all other stamps were already denominated in new Dong.  The Vietnamese Government conducted a devaluation of the Dong on September 14th, 1985. This meant that all stamps issued prior to this date were only worth one tenth at the time of mailing. The overall postage hence amounted to 0.12 oD = 0.01nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (4,850 nD) plus the red free frank for 5,460 nD for 10,310.01 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent on February of 1990 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Dong Da (imperforate), Ice Dancing and Horses sets for an overall postage of 8,000D (including the red free frank for 5,410D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent on February of 1990 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Dong Da (imperforate), Water Lilies, Off-shore Oil Production and Hydro Station sets for an overall postage of 7,975D (including the red free frank for 2,450D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent on October of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Children Drawings and Rice Planting sets for an overall postage of 9,410D (including the red free frank for 8,510D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent on October of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate World Cup stamps plus stamps from the Children Drawings, Off-shore Oil Production, FINLANDIA Stamp Exhibition and Rice Planting sets for an overall postage of 9,460D (including the red free frank for 7,220D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent on July 6th of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated  World Cup and Animals souvenir-sheets plus stamps from the Off-shore Oil Production and Hydro Station sets for an overall postage of 9,860D (including the red free frank for 3,330D). Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent on November of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated  World Cup and Animals souvenir-sheets plus stamps from the World Cup (imperforate), Bicycles and French Revolution II sets for an overall postage of 10,160D (including the red free frank for 8,970D). Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent March of 1991 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the perforated World Cup Italia I and II (souvenir-sheets), Capital Hue (partially imperforate) and Traditional Women Clothing sets for an overall postage of 26,200D (including the red free frank for15,000D). Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent on April 19th, 1990 (the First Date of issuance according to Michel)  from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the perforated World Cup Italia I and II (souvenir-sheets), Thanh Giong, 40 Years East Germany (imperforate), Rice Harvest (partially imperforate) and Dong Da sets for an overall postage of 8,800D (including the red free frank for 2,250D). Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104880

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