Unified Vietnam, 40 Years Vietnamese Post, August 15th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1699-1702; Four stamps with nominals of 2D (two stamps), 4D and 4D were issued in perforation 13 and imperforate.

Stamps sold at Vietnamese post offices were sold without gum while stamps sold by the official Vietnamese stamp agency were gummed.

Here is the mint perforated set in pairs.

and here is the imperforate set.

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 that were still denominated in old Dong (Protected Animals) and new Dong (Vietnamese Post, Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction, Traditional Houses, Year of the Cat). The Traditional House stamps and Protected Animal stamps are imperforate. 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. The overall postage hence amounted to  3.50 oD =0.35 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (112 nD) plus the red free frank for 236 nD for 348.35 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.

Air mail letter sent in September of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Vietnamese Post stamp set plus imperforate stamps from the Reconstruction set. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Train Engines) and new Dong (Labor Day, Vietnamese Post, KPdSU, Communist Party). The Labor Day stamps are present with all three different color variations and the Vietnamese Post stamps are imperforate. Errors stamps 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. The overall postage hence amounted to  9 oD =0.90 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (34D) plus the red free frank for 376D for 410.9 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November 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 (Friendship, Dahlia (imperforate)) and new Dong (National Assembly, Halley (imperforate), Dam Building, Post Office, Traditional Houses).  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. The overall postage hence amounted to  2 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (23 nD) plus the red free frank for 10 nD for 33.2 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual German registration label for incoming registered mail.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1986 as a mixed currency mailing from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate souvenir-sheet of the Communist Party set plus the stamp set in Perf. 12.5. There are also stamps from the Labor Day, Reconstruction and Vietnamese Post sets. All of these stamps were already denominated in new Dong. The imperforate Cactus stamps, however, were still denominated in old Dong. Souvenir-Sheets 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. The overall postage hence amounted to  2.50 oD =0.25nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (128 nD) plus the red free frank for 397 nD for 525.25 nD.

Air mail letter sent in April of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klwitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Bonsai set plus imperforate stamps from the Vietnamese Post set for an overall postage of 37D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the  Elephant set plus stamps from theCommunist Party, Vietnamese Post and Union Congress sets.  The 30xu Communist Party stamp shows a significant passer-shift of the dark brown color downwards. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Communist 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 1.1 oD =0.11 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (111 nD) plus the red free frank for 262 nD for 373.11 nD.

Registration Nr. 104100

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