Unified Vietnam, 40. Anniversary of the Start of the Indochina War , December 19th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1759; A single stamp with a nominal of 2D was issued in perforation 11.

Here is a pair of the mint stamp

Here is a mint block of six stamps on which the top right stamp shows the plate error “only two instead of three ignition contacts on the anti-tank weapon” and the left center stamp the plate error “brown leaf on bunch of flowers”.

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Mint block of four which shows wide stamps on the left and narrow stamp on the right. The bottom left stamp shows the plate error of “broken green frame on left”.

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Mint block of six stamps on which the two top right stamps show the plate error of “broken labor”.

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Mint block of of four on which the bottom left stamp shows the plate error of “broken green frame on left”.

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Mint block of ten stamps on which the top right stamp the plate error of “apostrophe in 1946”. The second and fifth stamp in the bottom row show the plate error of “broken green frame on left” . The bottom fourth stamp shows the plate error “broken green frame at top left”.

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This stamp was not officially released imperforate however a number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here is an imperforate mint block of four.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War, Labor Day, Reunification, Traditional Houses (imperforate), Year of the Car (Imperforate), Union Congress  and Asian Games (color varieties) sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Union Congress and Asian Games 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  3 oD =0.30 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (59 nD) plus the red free frank for 275 nD for 334.3nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War (including one imperforate stamp), Reunification, Poultry (partially imperforate), Year of the Car (Imperforate), Union Congress  and Dam Building sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Union Congress 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  8 oD =0.80 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (61 nD) plus the red free frank for 187 nD for 248.80 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War, Poultry, Labor Day, Reconstruction, Worker Militia and Communist Party sets. There are two of the military free franks issued in 1981 that were technically not valid for international postage but nevertheless appeared to be accepted by the postal clerk. One of the Miltia stamps show the plate error of “white line behind sun”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Militia and Party 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  1.60 oD =0.16 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (61nD) plus the red free frank for 179 nD for 240.16 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War (color variations and one plate error), Reconstruction, Traditional Houses, August Revolution (souvenir-sheet), Union Congress, United Nations (color variations)  and Communist Party (Perf. 12.5) sets. Imperforate and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Union Congress 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  2 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (75 nD) plus the red free frank for 378 nD for 453.2 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Monkey set plus stamps from the Red Cross, Elephants, Indochina War, National Assembly and Year of the Cat sets for overall postage of 574D (including the red free frank for 439D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the 5D and 30D value of the Postal Union set plus stamps from the Butterflies, Indochina War and Year of the Cat sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 443D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachets on front.

Registration Nr. 104200

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