Unified Vietnam, Fish, June 29th, 1984, Michel Nr. 1453-1459; Seven stamps in nominals of 50xu (two stamps), 1D, 2D, 3D, 5D and 8D were issued in perforation 12.75 and imperforate.

Here is the mint perforated set.

Here is the mint imperforate set

In addition to the stamps issued in large imperforate sheets this issue has also become known where each stamp is individually printed as imperforate trial proofs that were used to facilitate the postal decision making process. Very rare.

Here is a mint 50xu stamp that shows the plate error of “broken N in VIETNAM”.

Detailed scan of the affected area.

Mint stamp of the 2D value from the bottom left corner of the sheet that shows a faulty yellow color printing run that was  caused by a paper fold in the corner that was smoothed out for later print runs.

Detailed scan of the affected area.

Mint copy of the 2D stamp with the plate error of “black dot in N of VIETNAM”.

Detailed scan of the affected area.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Fish set mostly with selvage on which the sheet count is printed plus other contemporary NVN stamps for an overall postage of 33.50D. The Dong was devalued by 10:1 on September 14th, 1985 and all the stamps on this cover were issued before that date. This means the postage in old Dong was only worth 3.35 new Dong (the red free frank is unfortunately illegible) at the time of mailing. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103670

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