Unified Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh in the Navy and Worker Militia, August 5th, 1981, Michel Nr. M35-36; Two stamps without nominals were issued in perforation 11 (HCM) and 11.5:11.75 (Worker Militia). The HCM stamp was issued in sheets of 117 stamps (13 rows of 9 stamps) while the small Militia stamp was produced in a confection of 250 stamps (16 rows by 16 stamps with six cliche’s removed for easier accounting).

Here is the mint set

Mint block of four of the Militia stamp

Single franking the Navy issue on a local letter sent in August of 1980 from Ban Me Touht in Dac Lac Province (near Laos). Dac Lac transit cancel on the reverse.

Rare multiple franking of the Navy issue (4) on an international letter sent to Jasenice in Czechoslovakia. Since the military free franks carried no nominal value and were handed out for free as a social cause they were not valid for international mail. Nevertheless, in this case, the postal worker appeared to have ignored regulations and transported the letter without the addition of a “T” (postage due) hand stamp.

Single franking of the Militia issue on a local air mail letter sent in July of 1983 from Hanoi to HCM City.

Single franking of the Militia stamp on a local letter sent in March of 1982 to Hau Giang.

Single franking of the Militia stamp on a local air mail letter sent within HCM Province in December if 1986.

Single franking of the Military stamp on a local letter (full contents preserved) sent In June of 1982 within HCN City. Illegible transit/arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 103085

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