Unified Vietnam, Animals, 1981, Michel Nr. 1189-1196; Eight stamps with nominals of 30 xu (two stamps) 40 xu (two stamps) 50 x (two stamps), 60 xu and ! Dong were issued perforated 12.25:12 and im-perforated.

A few plate errors are known to exist. Below is a mint block of four of one of the 50 xu stamps that shows a “broken V in Vietnam” on the bottom left stamp. 

Detailed scan of the affected area:

A similar plate error is known on the other 50 xu stamp. Here is a single mint copy that shows a “broken E in Vietnam”.

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in July of 1982. The letter  shows a block of four of the 50 xu Rhinoceros stamp that shows the “broken V in Vietnam”plate error. Together with the other NVN stamps the overall postage amounted to 8.22 Dong. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1982. The letter carries a large part of the perforated Animal stamps. The overall postage amounted to 7.90 (including the red free frank of 2.90 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1982. The letter carries the other part of the perforated Animal stamps. The overall postage amounted to 7.90 (including the red free frank of 2.90 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare very large registered express mail letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in May of 1982. The letter carries a large number of stamps from the Animal set that show different color tones. Unusual use of three different free franks on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 18.56 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the back.Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Tri to Klewitz in February of 1982. The letter carries four of the Reforestation 30 xu stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that all show different plate errors. Also the block of four 1 Dong stamps of the Year of the Child set shows a double vertical perforation strike. Error stamps on postal used cover are very rare. Animal stamps on the reverse.The overall postage amounted to 7.90 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in March of 1982. The letter carries all, but the 40 xu value of the perforated Mammal set plus two of the Animal stamps for an overall postage of 8.22 (including the red free frank for 2.2 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual red cancels.

Large registered envelope mailed to Klewitz in June of 1982. It features a mass franking of the 50 xu National Assembly value of both print runs of this stamp. Two animal stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 12.88 Dong.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter features the entire Nutritional Day set plus the 2 Dong Total Liberation stamp that shows a very significant passer-shift of the yellow printing color. There is also a pair of the 12 xu Lots stamp with the rare Post Master Perforation 15. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Animal set stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 11.66 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in April of 1983. The letter carries the very rare 50 xu World Congress stamp without the addition imprint “xu” plus a range of printing errors and plate errors of th stamp. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Animal stamps in front and back. The overall postage amounted to 17.4 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Dalat to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter carries a varieties of colors of the red 30 xu value, some passer-shifts and the “glass-eye” plate error. There is also a pair of the very rare Post Master Perforation (14) of the Lotus stamp. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Animal stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 9.34 Dong (including the red free frank for 4.5 Dong).

Registered letter sent from Dalat to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter carries a varieties of colors of the red 30 xu value, some passer-shifts and the “glass-eye” plate error. There is also a pair of the very rare Post Master Perforation (14) of the Lotus stamp. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Animal stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 9.34 Dong (including the red free frank for 4.5 Dong).

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in November of 1982. The letter carries both Communist Party sets and two of the rare Post Master Perforation (15) of the 12 xu Lotus stamp. The 30 xu stamp issued in March shows a double printing of the black color. Post Master Perforations and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 13.84 Dong (including the rd free frank for 7.5 Dong). Animal stamps on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter with mixed franking sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz featuring pairs of the 30xu and 1D ASEAD stamps that show the printing flaw of “partial failure of the orange base color on the 1D and plate error of “black smudge to the right of the dancers head”. Error stamps postall used cover are very rare. There are also a number of the Animal and Total Liberation stamps. The overall postage amounted to 17.50D. Gren Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1982 from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz. The letter features five of the 2D ASEAD stamps that show some of the plate errors detailed above (“sun spot” and “black smudge to the left of the elephant and thick line on trigger of rifle”. Plate errors on postally used cover are very rare. There are also a number of the stamps rom the Animal set. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 14.40D.Green Fulda custom cachet in front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City in September of 1984 to Klewitz. The letter carries two different color tones of the brown 50x value. There are also stamps from the Animal set on the reverse. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 31.10D (including the red free frank for 6.40D). Partial green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 103110

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