Unified Vietnam, 40 Years of Red Cross, October 20th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1735; A single stamp with a 3D nominal was issued in perforation 10.75:11. There are some tonality issued that result in slightly different colors.

Here is a mint pair in light-purple and light-blue color

and here a mint pair that is in dark-purple/blue color

Here si a mint block of four in light-purple/light-blue color and printed on yellowish paper

Mint block of four stamps which shows a printing flaw. Due to excessive ink the right outline of the hand looks jagged.

Detailed scan of the affected area

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 1986 Red Cross, the 1981 Red Cross, Peace Meeting (mis-perforated), Reconstruction, and Indochina War sets. The Peace Meeting and 1982 Red Cross 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  22.60 oD =2.26 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (114 nD) plus the red free frank for 225 nD for 341.26 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz and featuring stamps from the Red Cross, Water and Mountain Spirit, Year of the Car and Communist Party sets for an overall postage of 1,131D (including the red free frank for 1,074D). Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1987 from Binh Thanh to Klewitz and featuring stamps from the Red Cross, Year of the Cat, United Nations and Union Congress sets for an overall postage of 658D (including the red free frank for 647D). Fragment of 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 1986 Red Cross (color and paper variations), the 1981 Red Cross, Peace Meeting (mis-perforated) and Bien Dien Phu sets. The 1982 Red Cross and Dien Bien Phu 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  22 oD =2.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (23 nD) plus the red free frank for 548 nD for 573.20 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.

Registration Nr. 104150

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