Unified Vietnam, Insects, June 30th, 1987, Michel Nr. 1794-1801, Block 53; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (Two stamps),  2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12.75 and imperforate. The souvenir-sheet was only issued with perforation 12.5.

Stamps sold at Vietnamese post offices were sold without gum while stamps sold by the official Vietnamese postal agency were sold with gum.

Here is the mint perforated set

and here is the imperforate stamp set

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Insect, Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction, Union Congress and Friendship with USSSR sets. Apart from the USSR stamps 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  1.70 oD =0.17nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (118nD) plus the red free frank for 255 nD for 373.17 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps and souvenir-sheet from the Insect set plus Reconstruction, Union Congress, Asian Games and  Dimitroff sets. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Apart from the Asian Games and Dimitroff  stamps 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  5.60 oD =0.56nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (104 nD) plus the red free frank for 269 nD for 373.56 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Insect set plus stamps from Water and Mountain Spirit, Manned Space Flight and Ape sets for an overall postage of 552D (including gore red free frank for 458D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Insect set and souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Manned Space Flight and Ape sets for an overall postage of 552D (including the red free frank for 513D). Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and a perforated Butterfly stamp for an overall postage of 24D.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and perforated Butterfly stamps for an overall postage of 27D.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire Elephant set plus stamps Insects, National Assembly and Hai Phong Liberation sets.   The Hai Phong Liberation 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 15 oD =1.5 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (81 nD) plus the red free frank for 470 nD for 552.50 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Cacti stamp and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Insect (imperforate), Water and Mountain Spirit, Humane Living Peace Movement sets. Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 1,225D (including the red free frank for 1,100D. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Flowering Cacti set plus stamps from the Elephants, Cham Culture, Paracel & Spratley Islands, Battle of Bach Dang and Insects sets for an overall postage of 1,478D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Flowering Cacti set and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Thälmann (imperforate), Insects (imperforate), Cham Culture, Paracel & Spratley Islands,Postal Union, Peace Movement and Soviet Peace Treaty sets for an overall postage of 1,465D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a pair of the October Revolution souvenir-sheets plus stamps from the October Revolution, Cacti, Insects (souvenir-sheet) and  Animals and Plant sets.  The top October Revolution souvenir-sheet shows the plate error of “dot under O of MUOI”.  The bottom October Revolution souvenir-sheet shows the dark green printing run. Error stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Animal and Plant  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 7 oD =0.7 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong ( 395 nD) plus the red free frank for 2,014 nD for 2,409.7 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Airplanes set plus stamps from the Traditional Minority Clothing (Imperforate), Insects (imperforate), Cham Culture and Paracel and Spratley Island sets for an overall postage of 1,571D (including the red free frank for 1,390). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February  of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated and imperforate stamps of the Cooperation between Vietnam and CSSR set plus stamps from the Old Ships, Insects and Water and Mountain Spirit sets  for an overall postage of 1,221D (including the red free frank for 1,076D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February  of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated and imperforate Soviet-Vietnamese Friendship Treaty stamps plus stamps from the October Revolution, Insects (imperforate) and STOCKHOLMIA Birds  sets for an overall postage of 1,221D (including the red free frank for 1,064D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Mushroom set plus stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit, Monkeys, Peace Movement and Insect (imperforate) sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also the military free frank issued in 1987. The overall postage of the letter (including the red free frank for 1,055D) amounted to 1,227D. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Mushroom set plus stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit, Asian-African Solidarity and Insect (imperforate) sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter (including the red free frank for 1,098D) amounted to 1,232D. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Mushroom set plus stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit, Indochina War and Insect (imperforate and stamp from souvenir-sheet) sets. Imperforate stamps and stamps from souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter (including the red free frank for 1,400D) amounted to 1,489D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Mushroom set plus stamps from the STOCKHOLMIA Birds (stamp from souvenir-sheet), Traditional Indigenous Clothing (Imperforate), Mannes Space Flight and Insect (imperforate) sets. Imperforate stamps and stamps from souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter (including the red free frank for 1,363D) amounted to 1,553D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate stamps from the Mushroom set plus stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit and Manned Space Flight sets for an overall postage of 1,579D (including the red free frank for 1,425D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered express air mail letter sent in July of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the Economic Assistance stamps plus stamps from the Red Cross, Insects (stamp from souvenir-sheet), Party Decisions and Youth Festival sets.  Imperforate stamps or stamps from souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare.  The Youth Festival 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  13 oD =  1.3 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (630 nD)  and the red free frank for 800D for 1,431.3 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Fruits stamps plus stamps from the Insects (souvenir-sheet), Roses (souvenir-sheet), Invalids and Hydro Station sets for an overall postage of 6,640D (including the red free frank for 3,380D). Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104270

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