Unified Vietnam, 200 Years Aircraft, March 7th, 1983, Michel Nr. 1298-1304; Seven stamps in the nominals of 30xu, 50xu, 1D, 2D, 3D, 5D and 8D were issued inn perforation 12.5:12.75 and imperforate.

Here is the imperforate mint set.

There are design errors on the 2D and 3D values. The inscription on the 2D  nominal states “CHINA” instead of CHINH while the inscription on the 3D nominal states MON-TE instead of MONTE. These plate errors appear on every  perforated and imperforate 2D and 3D stamps and hence are not rare.

Details of the design errors.

The Vietnamese Postal Authorities also published so called de Luxe Sheetlets that features individual imprinted images of every stamp on thin cardboard like glossy paper.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984 featuring three of the perforated Aircraft set, values of the Dahlia set and other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 10.62D (including the red free frank for 5D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984 featuring the other four of the perforated Aircraft set, values of the Dahlia set and two of the 12xu Lotus stamps with Post Master Perforation for an overall postage of 21.46D (including the red free frank for 3.80D). Post Master Perforations on postally used covers are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Very rare air mail letter featuring four of the imperforate Aircraft values together with stamps from the Dahlia set for an overall postage of 8.24D (including the two red free franks on the reverse). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The letter was sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984.

Very rare air mail letter featuring the other three of the imperforate Aircraft values together with stamps from the Dahlia set for an overall postage of 18.25D (including the red free franks on the reverse). Imperforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The letter was sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984.

Very rare air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984. The letter features the perforated Aircraft souvenir-sheet, some stamps from the Dahlia set and other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 19.42D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in March of 1984. The letter carries four of the perforated Reptile stamps, a pair of the 6xu Socialist Republic stamp with small and large star varieties and Aircraft, Mushroom and Train stamps for an overall postage of 59.62D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in May of 1984. The letter is franked with the entire min-sheet plus three of the Aircraft stamps for an overall postage of 30.70D. Complete mini-sheets on postally used cover are very rare.

Registration Nr. 103350

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