Unified Vietnam, Birds, August 5th, 1981, Michel Nr. 1171-1178; Eight stamps with nominals of 20 xu (two stamps) 30 xu, 40 xu, 50 xu (two stamps), 60 xu and 1 Dong were issued in perforation 12.25:12 and im-perforated.

Here is mint im-perforated set in blocks of four:

The stamps were issued in mini-sheets of twenty-five stamps like this one that shows the 20 xu value:

Here is a rare printing error of the 20xu stamp that only shows the violet color.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in October of 1981. The letter carries the entire perforated Bird set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.20 Dong. Note that the scan of the reverse looks like that the stamps on the sids have been cut off but this is not the case. They are only hidden under a strip of paper. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R-label as it came out of the same machine. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in September of 1981. The letter carries the entire perforated Bird set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 7.90 Dong. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R-label as it came out of the same machine. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Very rare air mail letter mailed in January of 1982 to Klewitz. It features two perforated stamps of the Bird set plus half of the im-perforated set for an overall postage of 2.40 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally  used cover are very rare.

Another very rare air mail letter mailed in January of 1982 to Klewitz. It features one perforated stamp of the Bird set plus the other half of the im-perforated set for an overall postage of 2.80 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally  used cover are very rare.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in September of 1981. The letter carries a mass-franking of the 5 xu Day of the Child stamp plus one 1 Dong Bird stamp for an overall postage of 8.26 Dong (including the red free frank for 2.7 Dong). There is also one International Child Day stamp from 1978 that shows a significant passer-shift of the violet color towards the bottom. Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries two of the red 30 xu stamps that show a double print of the red color and one stamp that shows “Buu Chinh” and the nominal value totally obscured by the red color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Bird stamps in front and back. The overall postage amounted to 12.7 Dong (including the red free frank for 7.5 Dong).

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries half of the Hymenopterons set plus stamps from the 1981 Bird set for an overall postage of 8.3 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Another registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries the other half of the Hymenopterons set plus stamps from the 1981 Bird set for an overall postage of 8.2 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Very rare air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trao to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries half of the im-perforated Hymenopterans set plus some stamps from the 1981 Birds set for an overall postage of 3.1 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Another very rare air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trao to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries the other half of the im-perforated Hymenopterans set plus some stamps from the 1981 Birds set for an overall postage of 3 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter carries a block of four of the 2 Dong value. The top right stamp shows the partially obscured nominal value due to over-inking. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Bird stamps on the reverse. The over-all postage of the letter amounted to 19.44 Dong (including the red rank frank for 5 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz. It carries a number of Bird of Prey, Bird and Pigeon stamps for an overall postage of 13.84 Dong. The letter also carries the rare Post Master Perforation of the 12 xu Lotus stamp (three stamps Perf 14, four stamps Perf 15). Post Master Perforations on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Birds) and new Dong (Traditional Houses, Cats, National Assembly, Reconstruction). 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  1.80 oD =0.18nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (32D) plus the illegible red free frank.

Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Birds, World Food Day) and new Dong (Traditional Houses, Cats, Reconstruction). 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  4.70 oD =0.47nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (32D) for 32.47. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent June of 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated souvenir-sheet from the Locomotives set plus stamps from the Hydro Stations (one imperforate) and Bird sets. Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Bird 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 3.90 oD = 0.39 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (5,080 nD) plus the red free frank for 4,950 nD for 10,030.39nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103080

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