Unified Vietnam, Fish, August 1st, 1980, Michel Nr. 1111-1118; Eight stamps with the nominals of 12 xu (two stamps), 20 xu, 30 xu, 40 xu, 50 xu 60 xu and 1 Dong were issued in perforation 12.25 and im-perforated.

Local letter sent in October of 1980 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City using a single 20 xu Fish stamp.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) in September 1981 to Klewitz. The letter carries most of the perforated Fish set plus other NVN stamps for a total postage of 11.30 Dong (including the red free frank of 7 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare registered express mail letter sent from Dien-Bien Phu to Klewitz in October of 1980. The letter carries four higher values of the perforated Fish set plus other NVN stamps for a total postage of 4.80 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Another rare registered express mail letter sent from Dien-Bien Phu to Klewitz in October of 1980. The letter carries the other values of the perforated Fish set plus other NVN stamps for a total postage of 4.80 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare registered express mail letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in March of 1981. The letter carries six stamps from the Fish plus other NVN stamps. There also is a military free frank that was issued in 1973 (in the rare version with perforation 12.5). Military free franks were not valid for international postage due to the fact that they did not carry any nominal value. Nevertheless it appears that the postal clerk accepted the stamp with a face value of 12 xu (which corresponded to the standard domestic letter rate). The overall postage amounted to 4.80 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Tran Hung Bao to Klewitz in August of 1980. The letter carries six of the Fish stamps plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.22 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Very rare registered letter sent to Klewitz in June of 1981. The letter carries half of the im-perforated Fish set plus some other im-perforated stamps for a total postage of 4.80 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Another very rare registered letter sent to Klewitz in June of 1981. The letter carries the other half of the im-perforated Fish set plus some other im-perforated NVN stamps for a total postage of 4.80 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City in October of 1980 to Klewitz. It carries the entire set plus a 12 xu Fish stamp for a total postage of 3 Dong. Partial green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in August of 1981. It carries a strip of five of the Lotus stamp (Perf. 11.0), a single Lotus stamp on white paper (Post Master Perf. 9.5) and a pair of the Lotus stamp on yellowish paper (Post Master Perf. 9.5). There is also a strip of five of the 1978 Flower series with the most right stamp missing the name of the designer at the bottom. Three 20 xu Fish stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 8.24 (including the free frank for 5.90 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in December of 1981. It carries two stamps from the Independence set with sheet numbers. Stamp with sheet numbers on postally used cover are rare.  There are also there of the Lotus stamps with post master perforations of 14 and 15 (yellowish paper) and one with perforation 15 (white paper). 20 xu and 40 xu Fish stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 8.32 Dong.

Registered Letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in July of 1981. The letter carries half of the perforated Flower set plus two 20 xu Fish stamps for an overall postage of 7.93 Dong (including the red free frank of 4.5 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent February of 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Locomotives set plus stamps from the National Assembly, Hydro Stations, Newspaper, Ton Du’c Thang and Ocean Fish sets. The Ocean 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 1.04 oD = 0.10 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (3,490 nD) plus the red free frank for 3,720 nD for 7,210.1nD.

Registration Nr. 102960

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