Unified Vietnam, 5 Billion Humans, July 11th, 1987, Michel Nr. 1817; A single stamp with a 5D nominal was issued in perforation 12.5:12.75.

Here is the mint stamp

Small plate errors do occur. Here is a mint stamp the shows the plate error of “dot in M of VIETNAM”.

Detailed scan of the affected area

Mint strip of three on which the right most stamp shows the plate error of “line under A of VIETNAM”.

Detailed scan of the affected area

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh Ciyt to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the 5 Billion Human stamps plus stamps from the Butterflies, Elephants, Old Ships and Postal Union sets for an overall postage of 585D (including the free frank for 517D). Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter featuring mailed in January of 1988 from Ho Chi MInh CIty to Klewitz and featuring the imperforate Cham Culture stamp set and the perforated souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the 5 Billion People, Peace Movement and Hanoi Air Raid sets for an overall postage of 1,223D (including the red free frank for 975D). Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter featuring mailed in November of 1987 from Ho Chi MInh CIty to Klewitz and featuring some of the perforated Cham Culture stamps and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the 5 Billion People, Butterflies, Indochina War and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 435D). Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. 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 imperforate stamps and the perforated souvenir-sheet from the Wickerwork, 5 Billion People and October Revolution sets for an overall postage of 585D (including the red free frank for 448D. Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Rare Plant, Wicker Basket (Imperforate), Year of the Cat, Old Ships and 5 Billion People sets for an  overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 534D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Folds custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Bonsai set (including the souvenir-sheet) plus stamps from the 5 Billion People and Postal Union sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 489D). Souvenir-Sheet on postally used cover are very rare. 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 stamps from the Year of Peace, Year of the Cat, 5 Billion People and Elephant sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 539). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire Execution of Party Decisions set in pairs plus stamps from the 5 Billion Humans, Corals, Bach Dang, Cham Culture and Traditional Minority Dresses sets for an overall postage of 1,489 (including the red free frank for 969D). Green Fulda custom cachet in front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February as a mixed currency franking of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated  Paracel and Spartly Island stamps plus stamps from the Peace Movement, 5 Billion Humans, Union Conference, Dam Building and WW II (imperforate)sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The World War II , Union Conference, Peace Meeting and Ha Long Bay 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 15.5 oD = 1.5 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (116 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,149 nD for 1,166nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104300

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