Unified Vietnam, 40 Years Troops of the Interior Ministry, August 30th, 1985, Michel Nr. 1605; A single stamp with a 10D nominal was issued in perforation 11:10.75. The bottom slogan reads: Let us realize the six teachings of Uncle Ho”.

Here is the mint stamp in a pair

This stamp was not officials released imperforate, however some imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here is a mint block of four.

Black Phase Print in vertical pair

Red Phase print in vertical pair

Perforation errors are know. Below are sheet parts that show significant misperfroations

Vertically imperforate and horizontal perforation slanted

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Troops of the Interior Ministry, Prehistoric Animals, Ha Long Bay, Vietnamese Laos Friendship, Communist Party, Hanoi Liberation and Union Congress sets. All stamps used 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 171.5oD = 17.15nD.  and the red free frank for 6 nD for 23.15 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Troops of the Interior Ministry,  Ha Long Bay, Vietnamese Laos Friendship, International Day of the Environment,  Hanoi Liberation and Day of the Child sets. All stamps used 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 196 oD = 19.6 nD.  and the red free frank for 4.7 nD for 24.3 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate Interior Ministry stamps plus stamps from the Provisional Overprints, Musical Instruments, Dam Building and National Assembly sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Interior Ministry and Provisional Overprint 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 81 oD =  8.1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (21 nD) plus the red free frank for 9 nD for 38.1 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Local Letter mailed in 1988 within Ho Chi Minh City and featuring a grossly mis-perforated block of the Interior Ministry stamps plus a 20D Reconstruction stamp. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Interior Ministry stamps were devalued by 10:1 on September 15th, 1985 so were only worth 6D. The overall postage of the letter hence amounted to 26D.

Registered air mail letter sent in February  of 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate Interior Ministry stamps plus stamps from the Lotus, Liberation of South Vietnam (souvenir-sheet), Children Drawings, Parrots (imperforate) and Hydro Station sets. Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Interior Ministry, Lotus and  Liberation of South Vietnam  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 30.48 oD =  3.05 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (3,210 nD) plus the red free frank for3,270 nD for 6,483.05 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Communist Party, Union Congress, Troops) and new Dong (Vietnamese Post, Reconstruction).  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  14.0 oD =1.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (33 nD) for 34.40 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 19889 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated  stamps from the Locomotives set plus stamps from the Child Immunization, Cooperation with USSSR, Interior Ministry Troops, Ton Du’c Thang, Hydro Stations and USSR Peace Treaty sets. There is also the military free frank issued in 1986. The Cooperation with USSR stamps are present in both color variations. The Cooperation with USSR and Interior Ministry Troop 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 36 oD = 3.6 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (2,641 nD) plus the red free frank for 3,960 nD for 6,604.6nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103940

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