Unified Vietnam, 100 Years Motorcycles, June 28th, 1985, Michel Nr. 1572-1579, Block 37; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D (two stamps), 3D, 4D, 6D and one souvenir-sheet with a 10D nominal were issued in perforation 13 and imperforate.

Here is the mint perforated set. It was issued without gum in Vietnam but issued with gum when the set was ordered from the stamp agency.

and here is the imperforate set

Fist Day Covers

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Motorcycles souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the October Revolution, Prehistoric Animals, Animals and Plants, Ha Long plus some other stamps. The Ha Long set is imperforate. Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cove are very rare. 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 Animals and Plant, Prehistoric Animals, Motorcycles and Ha Long stamps were still denominated in old Dong. The overall postage hence amounted to 52.50 oD = 5.25 nD. plus the red free frank for 111 nD plus stamps in new Dong 155 nD for a total of 271.25 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. There is a Montreal transit cancel on the reverse. The letter must have been routed through Canada by mistake.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Motorcycles set plus stamps from the Ha Long (imperforate), Prehistoric Animals and Animals and Plants sets that were still denominated in old 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 26 oD = 2.6 nD. plus the red free frank for 113.1 nD plus stamps in new Dong 90 nD for a total of 205.7 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. There is a Montreal transit cancel on the reverse. The letter must have been routed through Canada by mistake.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Motorcycles set plus stamps from the Ha Long (imperforate), Animals and Plants and October Revolution sets.  All stamps, other than the October Revolution stamps were still denominated in old Dong. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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 20 oD = 2.0 nD. plus the red free frank for 111 nD plus stamps in new Dong 105 nD for a total of 218 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. There is a Montreal transit cancel on the reverse. The letter must have been routed through Canada by mistake. The letter arrived in Germany on January 22nd 1988.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking in January 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Motorcycle set plus stamps for the Friendship Treaty, Union Congress, New Year and KPdSU sets. All these stamps were still denominated in old 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 131.62 oD = 13.16 nD. plus the red free frank for 10 nD for a total of 23.16 nD.

Air mail letter sent in June of 1986 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate Motorcycles set. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There are also stamps from the Communist Party, Prehistoric Animals and August Revolution sets. Two of the Communist Party stamps are significantly mis-perforated. All of the stamps were still denominated in old 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 37 oD = 3.7 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking in December of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the Motorcycle souvenir-sheet , plus stamps from the Red Cross (in different color shades) and Hai Phong Liberation sets that were still denominated in old Dong. The stamps on the reverse are 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 14.5 oD = 1.45 nD. plus the red free frank for 4,900 nD plus stamps in new Dong 165nD for a total of 5,066.45 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh Ciyt to Klewitz. The letter carries one perforated Rose stamp and  the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Vietnam-CSSR Cooperation (imperforate), October Revolution, Cacti, Soccer World Cup and Motor Cycles sets. The Motor Cycle stamps were still denominated in old Dong while all other stamps were already denominated in new Dong.  Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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  7 oD =0.70 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (233 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,137 nD for 1,370,7 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of  perforated Rose set in matching sheet corner pieces with sheet numbers plus stamps from the October Revolution, Corals, Humane Living and Motor Cycles sets. The Motor Cycle stamps were 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  4 oD =0.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (209 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,091 nD for 1,300.40 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of perforated and imperforate Rose set plus stamps from the October Revolution, Wales and Motor Cycles sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Motor Cycle stamps were 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  9 oD =0.90 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (185 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,185 nD for 1,370.9 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of perforated and imperforate Rose set plus stamps from the October Revolution, Wales, and Motor Cycles sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Motor Cycle stamps were 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  6 oD =0.60 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (306 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,028 nD for 1,334.6 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire Execution of Party Decisions set plus stamps from the October Revolution, Motorcycles and Friendship with the USSR sets for an overall postage of 1,243 (including the red free frank for 1,080D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet in front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated  Paracel and Spartly Island stamps plus stamps from the Communist Party, Butterflies, Old Motorcycles, and Hanoi Air Attack sets for an overall postage of 1,243D (including the red free frank for 1,072D). The 4D Communist Party stamps are the rare mixed perforation 12.5:11.0. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated Bicycle stamps plus stamps from the Off-shore Oil Production, Motorcycles (souvenir-sheet), Union Congress and Parrots (imperforate) sets. Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Motorcycle souvenir-sheet  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 10 oD = 1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (1,380 nD) plus the red free frank for 5,230 nD for 6,611 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated German Railway souvenir-sheet in both color variations plus stamps from the Elephant, Communist Party, Motorcycles, Postal Union, Paracel and Spratly Island, Cacti and Manned Space Flight (souvenir-sheet) sets. There is also the military free frank issued in 1981 that was not allowed for international postage but apparently was accepted by the postal clerk nevertheless. Imperforate stamps and souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The ARGENTINIA stamps  were still denominated in old Dong while the 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 October 13th were only worth one tenth at the time of mailing. The overall postage hence amounted to 2 oD = 0.2 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (154 nD) plus the red free frank for 2,835 nD for 2,989.2 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November, 1990 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the souvenir-sheet from the overprinted World Cup and Soccer sets plus stamps from the Motorcycles (souvenir-sheets) and stamps from the Cambodian National Day (perforated and imperforate) sets  (including the red free frank for 5,350D). The overprinted Soccer stamps that were originally issued in 1982 had a very low nominal value which made them basically useless for postal usage. Therefore these stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Motorcycle stamps from 1984  were 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 20 oD = 2 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (4,700 nD) plus the red free frank for 7,050 nD for 11,752 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103900

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