Unified Vietnam, For Military Personell 1979, December 22nd, 1979, Michel Nr. M33-34; Two stamps in perforation 11.0 were printed in sheets of 100 (50 of each design) with each stamp se-tenant printed alternating rows. The stamps were printed in a light-pink base color but a rare color variety exists on which the base color is dark-pink. The inscription on the stamp with the symbol reads: “Be faithful to the party, be respectful towards the people- ready to bring sacrifices for independence and freedom of the fatherland, for socialism- every task will be fulfilled- regardless of difficulties- every enemy will be defeated.”

Here is the mint se-tenant set.

Mint pair of the stamps

Mint pair of the stamps on a vertical strip of four on which the perforation has shifted inside the stamp design.

Single franking of the tank pilot stamp on a local letter sent in January of 1983 from Can Tho to HCM City.

Single franking of the tank pilot issue on a local air mail letter sent in January of 1982 from Quang Trung to HCM City. HCM City machine arrival cancel on front.

Singe franking of the rare color variety “dark-pink base color” of the tank pilot stamp on a local air mail letter sent from Hanoi to HCM City in September of 1981. Fragment of HCM machine arrival cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the tank pilot stamp together with two 30 xu October Revolution stamps on an international letter sent in June of 1983 from Ha Bae to Czechoslovakia. The military free frank was not valid for international postage as it did not carry any nominal value and was handed out for free as a social cause, however it appears that the postal clerk accepted the stamp without adding a “T” (postage due) hand stamp to the letter.  Unusual.

Multiple franking of both military free franks representing the second weight level on a local letter sent from Quan 3 to HCM City in July of 1983.

Single franking of the stamp with the symbol on a local air mail letter sent from Que Vo (small post office)  to Hanoi in April of 1983.

Single franking of the stamp with the symbol on a local air mail letter sent from a small post office outside of Hanoi to Hanoi in March of 1983.

Singe franking of the rare color variety “dark-pink base color” of the stamp with the symbol on a local letter sent from Van Yen (small post office) to HCM City in May of 1981. HCM machine arrival and Quan 10 transit cancels on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 102871

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