Unified Vietnam, Butterflies, June 30th, 1987, Michel Nr. 1802-1808; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps) 2D, 3D (two stamps) nd 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12.5 and imperforate.

Stamps sold at Vietnamese post office were without gum while stamps sold by the official Vietnamese stamp agency were gummed.

Here is the mint perforated set

and here is the mint imperforate set

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Butterflies set plus stamps from the Flat Fish, Traditional Houses (Imperforate), Reconstruction and Year of the Cat sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Flat Fish 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  2.4 oD =0.24 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (51 nD) plus the red free frank for 297 nD for 348.24 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Butterflies set plus stamps from the Flat Fish, Traditional Houses (Imperforate), Reconstruction and Year of the Cat sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Flat Fish 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  1.6 oD =0.16 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (55 nD) plus the red free frank for 275 nD for 330.16 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter the entire perforated Butterflies set plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Postal Union, Year of Peace, HCM Birthday (imperforate souvenir-sheet) and Intercosmos (souvenir-sheet) sets.  Imperforate stamps or souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Prehistoric Animals, Intercosmos and HCM Birthday 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  23 oD =2.3 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (59 nD) plus the red free frank for 1043 nD for 1,104.3 nD.

Air mail letter sent in August of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Butterflies set plus imperforate stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit set for an overall postage of 32D.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Butterflies set plus stamps from the Labor Day and the perforated Dien Bien Phu sets. The Labor Day stamp is an imperforate trial proof with an upside-down red printing runImperforate stamps or trial proofs on postally used cover are very rare. The Dien Bien Phu 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  20 oD =2 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (13 nD) for15 nD.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and a perforated Butterfly stamp for an overall postage of 24D.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and perforated Butterfly stamps for an overall postage of 27D.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate stamps from the Elephant set plus stamps from the Butterflies and Friendship Treaty sets for an overall postage of 552D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries two perforated and one imperforate Water and Mountain Spirits sets plus stamps from the Communist Party (front 5D and all stamps on the reverse Perf. 12.5), Year of Peace, Butterflies and Postal Union sets for an overall postage of 1,301D (including the red free frank for 1167). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Ch Minh City to Klewitz and featuring some of the perforated Cham Culture stamps plus stamps from the Halley, Butterflies, Postal Union and October Revolution sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 398D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter featuring mailed in November of 1987 from Ho Chi MInh CIty to Klewitz and featuring some of the perforated Cham Culture stamps and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the 5 Billion People, Butterflies, Indochina War and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 435D). Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Monkeys,  Old Ships, Chinese New Year (color and size variations) Butterflies, Postal Union, Communist Party (Perf.12.5) and Year of the Cat sets. The Chinese New Year 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  6 oD =0.60 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (83 nD) plus the red free frank for 486 nD for 569.6 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh Ciyt to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the 5 Billion Human stamps plus stamps from the Butterflies, Elephants, Old Ships and Postal Union sets for an overall postage of 585D (including the free frank for 517D). Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated National Minorities set plus stamps from the Butterflies and Cham Culture sets for an overall postage of 1,066D (including the red free frank for 760D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries five of the Invalid stamps plus stamps from the Corals and Butterflies sets. There are also five military free franks. The ones without a nominal were not valid for international postage but were nevertheless accepted by the postal clerk. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 1,070D (including the red free frank for 890S). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klwitz. The letter carries the Invalid stamp plus stamps from the Old Ships, Year of Peace, Butterflies and Traditional Minority Costumes for an overall postage of 585D (including the red free frank for 412D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the 5D and 30D value of the Postal Union set plus stamps from the Butterflies, Indochina War and Year of the Cat sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 443D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachets on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a block of four of the 5D Postal Union stamps plus stamps on which the the top right stamp shows the plate error “small passer mark at top right of the stamp”. There are also stamps from the Butterflies (imperforate) Cacti, Italia Stamp Exhibition and Animals and Plant sets. Error stamps and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Animals and Plant 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 15 oD =1.5 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (80 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,185 nD for1,266.5 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Fish set plus stamps from the Butterflies (imperforate), Monkeys and Roses sets for an overall postage of 1,368D (including the red free frank for 1,185D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Fish set plus stamps from the Butterflies (imperforate), Wales and Roses sets for an overall postage of 1,269D (including the red free frank for 1,125D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the Picasso stamps and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Elephant (imperforate and perforated), Butterflies (imperforate) and Cham Culture sets for an overall postage of 1,277D (including the red free frank for 1,031D). Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. Since the letter was by error routed via Monteal, Canada there is also a red Montreal arrival cancel.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the October Revolution souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the National Assembly, Communist Party, Water and Mountain Spirit, Butterflies, Humane Living and Vietnamese-Soviet Peace Agreement sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 383D). The 4D Communist Party stamp is in the rare perforation 11:12.5.  Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter mailed in February of 1988 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate Coral stamp set plus stamps from the Wicker Baskets, Butterflies, Old Automobiles, Roses and Sprately and Paracel Island sets for an overall postage of 1,365D (including the red free frank for 1,180). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter mailed in February of 1988 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate Coral stamp set plus stamps from the Wicker Baskets, Butterflies, Old Automobiles and Sprately and Paracel Island sets for an overall postage of 1,243D (including the red free frank for 985D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated and imperforate Solidarity Committee set plus stamps from the Butterflies, Wicker Basket, VANCOUVER Airplanes, Cacti and Vietnamese-Russian Friendship sets for an overall postage of 1,221 (including the red free frank for 1,034D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated  Paracel and Spartly Island stamps plus stamps from the Communist Party, Butterflies, Old Motorcycles, and Hanoi Air Attack sets for an overall postage of 1,243D (including the red free frank for 1,072D). The 4D Communist Party stamps are the rare mixed perforation 12.5:11.0. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated INDIA Butterfly souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the 1987 Butterflies, French Revolution I and Off-shore Oil production sets for an overall postage of 9,877D (including the red free frank for 7,260D). Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated INDIA Butterfly stamps plus stamps from the 1987 Butterlies, French Revolution I, Communication, Off-shore Oil Production and Ceramics sets for an overall postage of 9,863D (including the red free frank for 6,410D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104280

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