Unified Vietnam, 65. Anniversary of the October Revolution, November 11th, 1982, Michel Nr. 1266-1267; Two stamps, both with a 30 xu nominal were issued in perforation 11. The kyrilic “bAM” stands for Baikal-Armur-Magistrale which is part of the Trans Siberian Railway.

Below is the mint set. Note that there are tonality issues.

Light orange stamp

Dark orange stamp

Light orange stamp

Dark orange stamp

A small number of the stamps with the two people has surfaced that show a reddish grid across the entire surface of the stamp giving the paper a pink hue. Below is such a mint pair.

Mint block of six stamps. The top right stamp shows the re-ocuring plate error of “red dot inside light beam” (Field 58) and the bottom left stamp the plate error “Thang damaged” and “red dot above 30” (Field 66).

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Mint pair showing the re-occuring plate error of “red dot on hull of ship” (Field 21).

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Mint block of four from the bottom right corner of the sheet that shows an almost complete failure of the black printing run.

Mint pair that shows a double printing of the black color:

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Mint pair from the bottom right corner of the sheet that shows progressive failure of the orange printing color.

Mint pair from the bottom right corner of the sheet that shows progressive failure of the black printing color.

Mint block of four that shows am double printing of the orange color.

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Mint block of four that shows a double printing of both colors. The bottom left stamp also shows the re-occuring plate error of “black dot inside light beam” (Field 12).

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Here is a similar error that shows a double printing of the orange color. Also the color is much lighter than usual.

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Mint block of six stamps. The bottom middle stamp shows the plate error of “black smudges”(Field 95)

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Mint block of four stamps. The top left stamp shows the plate error of “Thang damaged”.

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Here is a mint pair that also shows the plate error “Thang damaged” and also shows a double printing of the orange color:

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Mint block of four that shows an over-inking of the orange printing  color resulting in the almost complete covering of the space station.

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Below are two mint block sod six stamps that come from the same part of the sheet. Both blocks show severe printing errors that appear to become progressively worse.

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Here is partial scan of a complete sheet of 100 stamps (ex Klewitz) that features all of the above plate errors. The sheet also shows a double printing of the orange color.

Detailed scan of the plate errors:

Field 12 “black smudges on hull”

Field 21 “orange dot on hull”

Field 29 “black dot in light beam”

Field 45 “orange dot in light beam”

Field 66 “Thang damaged” and “orange dot above 30”

Field 74 “orange dot in light beam”

Field 75 “black apostrophes behind xu”

Field 81 “black line under 9 of 1982”

Field 83 “black dot at stern of ship”

Field 90 “antenna damaged” 

Field 91 “ship damaged”

Field 93 “white halo above ship”

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in May of 1983. The letter features a strip of five of each October Revolution stamps that shows progressively darker colors from left to right. The overall postage amounted to 23.54 Dong (including the red free frank for 6 Dong). Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Mixed franking of a block of four of the 50xu value together with stamps from the October Revolution and Communist Party series paying an overall postage of 2.90D sweat to East Germany in October of 1983.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in May of 1983. The letter carries the October Revolution set in different color shades. The second stamp from the top left shows a double printing of the orange color. The Bottom left stamp a double printing of both colors. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 24.01. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in May of 1983. The letter carries two pairs of the 30 xu October Revolution stamp. The left stamp of each pair shows the plate errors of “Thang damaged” and “black line under 9 of 1982”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There are also two HCM Communist Party stamps that feature both colors this stamp was produced in. The overall postage amounted to 18 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter setoff rom Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in December of 1983. The letter carries different color shades of both October Revolution stamps plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 10.22 Dong (including the red free frank for 5 Dong”. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 103290

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