Unified Vietnam, Final Victory, December 14th, 1976, Michel Nr. 888-889; Two stamps with nominals of 6 xu and 12 xu were issued in perforation 11.0.

Mint block of four of the 12xu value

Very rare local letter that was mailed in July of 1980 by the French Consulate in Ho Chi Minh Ville to a person in the same town using the 50% reduced special intra-city letter rate of 6xu. Very few letters with this special tariff have survived.

Rare local letter this time paying the standard domestic letter rate of 12xu for mailing from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in August of 1979. Two different HCM City arrival cancels on the reverse.

Rare multiple franking of the 6xu value paying a 30xu postage on a local letter (full contents preserved) sent to Ho Chi Minh City. Transit and July 1981 HCM City machine arrival cancel on the reverse. The domestic letter arte was only 12xu at the time so it is not clear why the 30xu postage was necessary.

Rare Expressmail letter sent from Dien Bien Phu to Klewitz in August of 1980. It carries the HCM Museum set in blocks of four. There is also the Total Victory set. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 4.80 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet and hand-made R-label in front.

Mixed franking made up of two 50xu and one 60xu Dragon Fly stamps together with five 12xu Final Victory stamps and two 20xu Communist Party stamps paying an overall postage of  2.60D and sent on an air-mail letter from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris, France.

Mixed franking of one of the black 12xu Aircraft Shot Down stamps together with a number of other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 2.60 on an air-mail letter sent to Paris, France in August of 1977.

Mixed franking of three of the October Revolution stamps  together with other NVN stamps (including the 12xu Final Victory stamp) from the period paying an overall postage of 2.08D  on an air-mail letter sent to Paris, France in January of 1978.

Mixed franking of a pair of the 1xu Poland stamp together with the 12xu Final Victory and 6xu Orchid stamp paying an overall postage of 3.90D (including the 3.70D red free frank) on a letter from July of 1977 to France.

Another very rare registered express mail letter featuring the other half of the im-perforated bird set set together with the Final Victory set. Im-perfroated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 3.14 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Very rare registered express mail letter sent in June of 1978 to Klewitz. It carries a mixed franking that includes one of the 6 xu 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.

Very rare registered express mail letter sent in June of 1978 to Klewitz. It carries a mixed franking that includes one of the 12 xu stamps. There are also one 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 3.34 Dong. Frankfurt train transit and Fulda arrival cancels on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachets on front.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Huntington Beach, CA in May of 1980. The letter features the entire Lenin set plus a 1D Lenin stamp that is im-perforated at the bottom margin. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Along with the other NVN stamps (including the 6xu Final Victory stamp) the overall postage amounted to 2.84D. Huntington Beach arrival cancel on the reverse.

Another very rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in September of 1978. The letter caries the other half of the im-perforated Sport Games set plus the 12 xu Final Victory stamp. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 3.56 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Rare registered express mail letter mailed to Klewitz in December of 1980. The letter carries four of the Goat Beetle stamps plus the 6 xu Final Victory stamp for an overall postage of 4.38 Dong. The two military free franks issued 1971-1972 were only valid for inland mail but were cancelled without any remark. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to West Germany in November of 1980. It carries pairs of the 6 xu and 12 xu Socialist Republic Map stamp that show a double perforation in-between stamps. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also the 6 xu Final Victory stamp. The overall perforation amounted to 3.02 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City in October of 1980 to Klewitz. It carries the entire set plus the 6 xu Final Victory stamp for a total postage of 3 Dong. Partial green Fulda custom cachet.

Rare very large registered express mail letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in October of 1981. The letter carries a mass franking of both stamps plus other NVN stamps plus two of the Final Victory stamps. The letter also carries a military free frank that was not valid for international mail due to the lacking nominal, however, the postal clerk did not object to the stamp’s use. Plate errors on Michel Nr. 1123 (extended horizontal line in A, broken N and blue-grey passer cross). The overall postage amounted to 12 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent to Klewitz in January of 1982 with a mass franking of the 12 xu Postal Clerk stamp plus a Final Victory stamp for an overall postage of 11.60 Dong. Unusual use of two three franks on the reverse.

Registered letter sent in March of 1982 to Klewitz. It carries eleven of the Flower stamps plus a 6 xu Final Victory stamp for an overall postage of 11.22 Dong (including the 5 Dong are frank). Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter mailed on November 3rd, 1980 to Klewitz. The letter also carries the whole set plus the red special cancel that was used for the First Day Covers. 6 xu Final Victory stamp on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. The overall postage amounted to 3.12 Dong.

Registration Nr. 102510

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