Unified Vietnam, 50 Years Vietnamese Women Union, October 20th, 1980, Michel Nr. 1135-1136; Two stamps, both, with 12 xu nominals were issued in perforation 11.0.

Mint block of four of Michel Nr. 1135. The horizontal perforation shows missing perforation holes due to a broken perforation comb.

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint block of six of Michel Nr. 1136. The middle bottom stamp shows a re-occuring plate error which shows a misinformed “C” in the word “Chinh”.

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint strip of three that shows a double perforation strike through the most left stamp. Also, the most right stamp shows vertical paper folds.

Detailed scan of the paper folds:

Printing errors did occur. Below are two stamps that both show problems with color. The first stamp is 1mm taller than normal and the red print is so heavy that it basically obscures most of the design. The second one shows a very light printing of the black color:

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in October of 1980. The letter carries pairs of the Women Union set plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 7.93 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in October of 1981. It features the Women Union set plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.78 Dong (including the red free frank of 5.90 Dong). 12 xu Lotus stamp with post master perforation of 9.5. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

 

Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in May of 1982. The letter features the 90. HCM Birthday set in different color tones plus two of the 12 xu Communist Party stamps and one Women Union stamp for an overall postage of 10.90 Dong (including the red free frank for 5 Dong) . The 40 xu and 50 xu Water Flower tamps are actually intact. They are just cut off from the scan due to an over-lapping album page. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

The second postally used specimen also is ex Klewitz. It is a very large registered letter that was sent to Klewitz in April of 1986. It contains the 1982 souvenir sheet plus other HCM souvenir sheets issued in 1975 and 1984. The letter also carries a military free frank issued in 1981. Military free franks were not valid for international postage due to the missing nominal value. However, it appears that the postal clerk accepted the stamp in contravention of postal regulations. Women Union stamp in front. The letter overall is franked with 49.64 Dong. Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Again this is an extremely rare postal mailing of Block 14.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in November of 1982. The letter carries both Women Union sets plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 20.74 Dong. Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

 

Registration Nr. 103020

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