Unified Vietnam, Cats, June 16th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1684-1690; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12.75:12.5 and imperforate. Note that the plate flaws on the brown 3D value (“dot under A of MEOHNA”) and blue 3D value (“flattened accent symbol on E of VIETNAM”) are present on all stamps. This means the flaw was already present on the original cliche that was manufactured and that was then copied in order to assemble the entire sheet.

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

Here is the mint perforated set.

and the mint imperforate set.

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 (Asean Games) and new Dong (Laos, Cats, National Assembly, World Cup). The two Asian Games stamps on the reverse both shows the two major color variations of this stamp. The World Cup 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  2 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (83D) plus the red free frank for 290D for 373.20 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 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 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.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Cat set plus imperforate Traditional Houses and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 42D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Cat set plus imperforate Traditional Houses stamps for an overall postage of 28D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1995 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz.  The letter carries the perforated Owl set plus stamps from the PHILAKOREA 94 and Cat sets for an overall postage of 25,006D.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1995 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz.  The letter carries the imperforate Owl set plus stamps from the PHILAKOREA 94 and Cat sets for an overall postage of 29,809D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registration Nr. 104080

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