Unified Vietnam, 40 Years Peoples Army, December 22nd 1984, Michel Nr. 1521-1527; Seven stamps in the nominals of 50xu (two stamps), 1D, 2D, 3D, 5D, 8D and one souvenir-sheet with a 10D nominal were issued in perforation 12.75.

Here is the mint set

These stamps were not officially released imperforate however some imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here s the entire imperforate set and souvenir-sheet.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Peoples Army set plus stamps from the provisional Overprints, Telecommunication Year, Friendship and Union Congress sets for an overall postage of 68.50D (Including the red free frank for 25D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Peoples Army set plus stamps from the provisional Overprints, Telecommunication Year, Friendship and Union Conference sets for an overall postage of 68.5D (Including the red free frank for 27D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Peoples Army souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Provisional Overprints,  Friendship and Union Congress stamps for an overall postage of 68.50D (Including the red free frank for 5D). The Provisional Overprints shows vertical and horizontal overprint shifts. Souvenir-Sheet and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate Peoples Army souvenir-sheet plus perforated stamps from the same set,  Hanoi Liberation, Dien Bien Phu and Union Congress stamps for an overall postage of 85D (Including the red free frank for 23D). Souvenir-Sheet and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1985 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries half of there imperforate Peoples Army set, imperforate Soccer and perforated stamps from the Orchids and Union Congress sets for an overall postage of 31.5 oldD. On September 14th, 1985 Vietnam conducted another currency reform in which the old Dong was devalued by 10:1. So the postage value of most of the stamps on the envelope (which are still Old Dong) were only worth one tenth of their face value or 3.15 new Dong. One of the Union Congress stamps shows the plate error of “missing clouds”. Imperforate and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1985 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries half of there imperforate Peoples Army set, imperforate Soccer and Union Congress stamps plus perforated stamps from the Orchids set for an overall postage of 30D. On September 14th, 1985 Vietnam conducted another currency reform in which the old Dong was devalued by 10:1. So the postage value of most of the stamps on the envelope (which are still Old Dong) were only worth one tenth of their face value or 3D. Imperforate and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter that shows different color variations of the 2D value. Some of the stamp also shows some of the plate errors detailed above (dot in E of VIETNAM, blue object at bottom right). On the reverse there are imperforate Cactus stamps. Error and imperfroate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. On September 14th, 1985 Vietnam conducted another currency reform in which the old Dong was devalued by 10:1. So the postage value of most of the stamps on the envelope (which are still Old Dong) were only worth one tenth of their face value. The top line of the stamps on the reverse and the red free frank is already denominated in New Dong. The mixed currency postage calculation therefore comes out as 58.78 Old Dong divided by 10 = 5.88 New Dong plus stamps and free frank in New Dong (14 D) for an overall postage of 19.88D. Partial green Fulda custom cancel on front.

Registered air mail letter documenting a mixed currency franking featuring six of the 5D Peace Meeting stamps and other contemporary NVN stamps in “Old Dong” (including an imperforate 3D Cactus stamp). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Dong was devalued 10:1 on September 14th, 1985 which meant that the stamps in old currency were only worth one tenth of their face value. The Democratic of Laos and the 40 Years Reconstruction stamps as well as the red free frank in front were already denominated in New Dong. This results in the following over postage count. Stamps for 39.74 Old Dong (=4 New Dong) plus stamps/free frank for 14.50 New Dong for an overall postage of 18.50D. Partial green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries four 10D values from the Friendship set plus stamps from the Orchids, Peoples Army and Union Congress sets for an overall postage of 71D (including the red free frank for 18D). The Union Congress stamps she two different color shades. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front. Special Cachet “Liberation of Hanoi”on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries two blocks of four of the 2D Hai Phong Liberation that show some of the plate errors detailed above (damaged Chinh in Buu Chinh, crack in rocks under tower and short T) plus stamps from the Peoples Army, Cacti, Laos and Reconstruction sets. The Cacti stamps are imperforate. Plate errors 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. This was true for all stamps on the cover other than the stamps from the Reconstruction and Laos set. The overall postage hence amounted to 30.5 oD = 3.5 nD. plus the red free frank for 7 nD plus stamps in new currency  13nD for a total of 23.5 nD Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103800

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