Unified Vietnam, Bronze Vessels from the Dung-Son Epoch, October 15th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1727-1734; Block 48; Seven stamps in the nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12:12.5 and imperforate. The souvenir-sheet was only issued perforated.

Here is the mint perforated set

and the imperforate set in mint pairs

The souvenir sheet come sin two color variations. One is lighter in colors while the other is darker. Here are both versions.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries the entire perforated Bronze Vessel set plus stamps from the Reconstruction, Thälmann, Communist Party and Rabrindanath sets. The Communist Party stamps are in the rare perforation of 12.5. The Rabrindanath stamp was still denominated in old 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  1.20 oD =0.12 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (64 nD) plus the red free frank for 346 nD for 410.12 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in December of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Bronze Vessel set plus the imperforate 20D Reconstruction stamp for an overall postage of 40D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries the light colored version of the  Bronze Vessel souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Reconstruction, Thälmann, Communist Party, Hanoi Liberation and Friendship sets. The Communist Party stamps are in the rare perforation of 12.5. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Hanoi Liberation, Friendship stamps and the World Communication Year souvenir-sheet were still denominated in old 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  14 oD =1.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (78 nD) plus the red free frank for 340 nD for 419.4 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries the dark colored version of the  Bronze Vessel souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Reconstruction, HCM Birthday and Indochina War sets. The HCM Birthday stamps are imperforate and still denominated in old Dong.  Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Hanoi Liberation, Friendship stamps and the World Communication Year souvenir-sheet were still denominated in old 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  7.5 oD =0.75 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (56 nD) plus the red free frank for 177 nD for 233.75 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries two pairs of both color variations of the Union Congress stamp plus stamps from the Reconstruction, Thälmann, Communist Party, Poultry and Bronze Vessel sets for an overall postage of 227 (including the red free frank for 136D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps stamps from the Bird, Traditional Instruments, Communist Party, Reconstruction, Bronze Vessels and Indochina War sets for an overall postage of 338D (including the red free frank for 270D). Two of the Traditional Instrument stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Protected Animals) and new Dong (Vietnamese Post, Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction, Traditional Houses, Year of the Cat). The Traditional House stamps and Protected Animal stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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  3.50 oD =0.35 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (112 nD) plus the red free frank for 236 nD for 348.35 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in January of 1987. The letter carries the United Nation stamp in different color variations and stamps from the Thaelmann, Red Cross, Traditional Houses and Bronzes sets that were already denominated in new Dong. The stamp from the Ho Chi Minh Birthday set were still in old 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  4 oD =0.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (38D) plus the red free frank for 185D for 223.4 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Communist Party) and new Dong (all other stamps). The two 10 xu Communist Partystamp on front show the plate error of “broken T OF VIETNAM”. The World Cup stamps are imperforate. Imperforate and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also the rare 10D from the Bronze souvenir sheet from 1986. 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  0.1 oD =0.01 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (111D) plus the red free frank for 262D for 373.01 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Insect, Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction, Union Congress and Friendship with USSSR sets. Apart from the USSR stamps 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  1.70 oD =0.17nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (118nD) plus the red free frank for 255 nD for 373.17 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the perforated Bonsai set (including the souvenir-sheet) plus stamps from the Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction and Thälmann sets for an overall postage of 339D (including the red free frank for 285D). Souvenir-Sheet on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Old Ship set plus stamps from the Laos (imperforate), Year of the Cat, Bronze Vessels and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 363D (including the red free fall for 300D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Old Ship set plus stamps from the Laos (imperforate), Year of the Cat, Bronze Vessels and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 364D (including the red free frank for 280D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registration Nr. 104140

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