Unified Vietnam, 60. Death Anniversary of Vladimir Iljitsch Lenin, November 15th, 1984, Michel Nr. 1501-1504; Four stamps in the nominals of 50xu, 1D, 3D and 5D were issued in perforation 12:12.5 and imperforate.

Here are the mint perforated and imperforate sets

Registered air mail lettre sent in March of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Lenin set plus stamps from the Provisional Overprints, Orchids, Union Conference and Friendship sets for an overall postage of 51D (including the red free frank for 20D). Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Air mail letter sent in March of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter features the entire imperforate Lenin set plus stamps from the Provisional Overprints and Union Conference sets for an overall postage of 30.5D. The overprint on the provisional Rose stamp is shifted to the right. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail lettre sent in May of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Lenin set plus stamps from the Provisional Overprints, Orchids, Winter Olympics and Friendship sets for an overall postage of 70.8D (including the red free frank for 20D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the Animals and Plants set plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Friendship, Union Congress, Lenin and Dien Bien Phu sets for an overall postage of 59.01D (the red free frank is illegible). The Union Congress stamp shows a double printing of the black color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the Animals and Plants set plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Lenin, Union Congress and Dien Bien Phu sets for an overall postage of 80D (including the red free frank for 15D). The Union Congress stamp shows a double printing of the black color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1985 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries pairs of the New Year set plus stamps from the World Food Day, Friendship, Lenin, Peace Meeting and Provisional Overprint sets. There are also two stamps issued in 1959 that were devalued by 1,000:1 on March 1st, 1959 and hence were only worth 30xu at the time of mailing. Hence the overall postage of the letter amounted to 391.3D (including the red free frank for 330D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Hai-Phong Liberation, Ha Long, Lenin, Friendship and Hanoi Liberation sets for an overall postage of 377.50D (including the red free frank for 330D). Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Air mail letter sent on September 11th, 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate HCM Birthday set, plus the imperforate Lenin and the 50D Friendship Contract sets for an overall postage of 71.50D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the Youth Festival souvenir-sheet  plus stamps from the Friendship, Lenin and 5 Year Plan sets for an overall postage of 229.62 (including the red free frank for 180D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in April f 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate stamps from the Wickerwork, Dimitroff and Lenin sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Lenin and Dimitroff stamps were still denominated in old Dong while all other stamps are 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  12.80 oD =1.28 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (6 nD) for 7.28 nD. 

Registration Nr. 103760

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