Unified Vietnam, Day of the the Child, May 29th, 1978, Michel Nr. 973; A single stamp showing a youth culture center was issued with a 10 xu nominal value and in perforation 11.0.
Rare local letter using a multiple of the 10xu samp paying the 20xu domestic letter rate in force in July of 1982.
Rare local letter featuring the 10xu Day of the Child and the 20xu Democratic Republic stamp for an overall postage of 30xu that probably represented the second weight level The letter was sent from Ron (small post office) to Ho Chi Minh City.
Another rare local letter featuring a multiple franking of the 10xu stamp paying the 30xu domestic letter rate for the second weight level in January of 1982. The letter was addressed to a member of Vietnamese Military (note the Hom Thu number in the address)
Very rare registered express mail letter sent in June of 1978 to Klewitz. It carries a mixed franking that includes one of the 10 xu children day stamps. There are also four of the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) stamps. The currency of the Viet Cong stamps represented the currency of the South Vietnamese Regime and hence was not compatible with the Dong of North Vietnam. Also Viet Cong stamps were, according to postal regulations, not to be used or cancelled in the North. This regulation clearly was disregarded in this particular case. Ignoring the invalid Viet Cong stamps the overall postage amounted to 5.10 Dong. The red free-frank on front shows “000” but was required to produce the registration label to the left. Red two line hand-stamp applied by the sender that states that the letter was franked by the sender Frankfurt arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachets on front.
Mixed franking of the 10xu Day of the Child stamp together with a number of other NVN stamps paying an overall postage of 3.38D on a registered express mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Marseille, France in July of 1978.
Mixed franking of the 10xu Day of the Child, the 20xu KPdSU and 2 Dong Communist Party stamp for an overall postage of 2.30 on an air.-mail letter from Hanoi to West Germany in 1981.
Mixed franking of three of the 30xu Textile Plant stamps together with the 10xu Day the Child stamp paying the 1Dong postage on a homemade letter to East Germany in May of 1979.
Very rare registered letter sent to Klewitz in March of 1982. It features a mis-perforated 60 xu stamp where the horizontal perforation was moved downwards and runs across the stamps image. Again error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also a single of the 10 xu Day of the Child stamps. The overall postage amounted to 8.31 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Another very rare registered letter sent to Klewitz in April of 1982. It carries a block of four that shows the missing dark green color on the top let stamp. This is a re-occuring plate error. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also the 10 xu day of the child stamp.The overall postage amounted to 8.24 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in August of 1978. It carries a pair of the stamps plus a range of other contemporary NVN stamps for an overall postage of 4.40 Dong. Interesting Basel-Frankfurt rail transit cancel and Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in April of 1982. The letter carries three of the Day of the Child stamps plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.22 Dong. Red hand stamp “franked by sender”. Unusual red cancels. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Rare registered express mail letter sent from Quan 5 (Ho Chi Minh City) on March 16th, 1981 to Klewitz. Interestingly the post office still struck the red First Day Cancel that was prepared for this issue. It features three of the 20 xu stamps. The left stamp is normal. The middle stamp shows a significant passer-shift of the yellow and turquoise color to the bottom and the right stamp shows a passer-shift of the yellow and turquoise color to the left and bottom. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also one of the Day of the Child stamps for an overall postage of 14.30 Dong (including the red free frank of 6 Dong on the reverse). Fula arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in March of 1981. The letter carries the 1978 Day of the Child stamp that shows a significant passer-shift of the violet color downwards. Error stamps are very rare on postally used cover. There is also one copy of the 1980 Day of the Child stamp for an overall postage of 7.90 Dong. Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries parts of the Bird of Prey and the Pigeon set plus other NVN stamp for an overall postage of 10.86 Dong (including the red free frank for 7.7 Dong). Day the Child stamp on the reverse. 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 stamps from the Elephant set plus stamps from Nguyen Trai, Reconstruction, Year of the Cat and Day the Child sets. There are also two of the military free frank issued in 1981 that were technically not valid for international postage but apparently were nevertheless accepted by the postal clerk. The Nguyen Trai and Day the Child 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 1.52 oD =0.15 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (77 nD) plus the red free frank for 296 nD for 373.15 nD.
Registration Nr. 102690