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.

Registration Nr. 103900

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