Unified Vietnam, International Children Day, March 20th, 1978, Michel Nr. 960; A single stamp with a 12 xu nominal and in perforation 11.0 was issued.

Here is a mint block of four of the 12 xu stamp:

This stamp was not officially released im-perforated however a small number of im-perforated trial proofs have come to market. Here is a pair of them:

They are also known to exist without the yellow/mustard printing run. Here in the im-perfroated and perforated version:

There is also a printing error known on the issued stamp. Here the entire red printing run is missing:

Smaller printing flaws exist like these passer-shifts of the lilac color towards the bottom and right:

Another printing flaw in the shape of a passer-shift of the mustard color towards the top:

Rare single franking of the 12xu stamp on a local letter sent from Chu Due to a member of the Vietnamese Military (note the Hom Thu number in the address) in January of 1979.

Another, rare single franking of the 12x stamp on a local letter sent from Vinh Long to Ho ChiMinh City in February of 1979.

Rare multiple franking of the 12 xu value paying a total postage of 72xu on a letter to Erfurt, East Germany.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in August of 1978. It carries a pair of the stamps plus a range of other contemporary NVN stamps for an overall postage of 4.40 Dong. Interesting Basel-Frankfurt rail transit cancel and Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Mixed franking of the 10xu Day of the Child stamp together with a number of other NVN stamps (including two of the International Children’s Day stamps) paying an overall postage of 3.38D on a registered express mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Marseille, France in July of 1978.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in July of 1978. It carries a block of four of the Children stamps plus other contemporary NVN stamps. The letter was sent from Bac Ninh but interestingly enough the R-Label was only attached in Bac-Giang. The letter was opened un-professionally during transit (as pointed out by Klewitz) which may have been a censorship move but no censor marking were indicated. The overall postage amounted to 5.08 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in December of 1978. It features a single stamp of the issue plus a range of other NVN stamps from the period. The overall postage amounted to 5.74 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Fulda green custom cachet on front.

Very rare air mail letter sent in August of 1979 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong. The letter carries the Children error stamp without the red printing run. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 1.68 Dong.

Another very rare registered express mail letter sent in September of 1980 to Klewitz. The letter carries one of the Children error stamps without the red printing run. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 4.80 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Another very rare air mail letter mailed from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong in July of 1978. The letter carries the Children error stamp without the yellow/mustard printing run. Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 1.60 Dong.

Very rare air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong in October of 1978. It carries a pair of the Children stamps that is im-perforated inbetween the stamps. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 1.30 Dong.

Another very rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in September of 1978. The letter caries the other half of the im-perforated Sport Games set and the Children Day stamp. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 3.56 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in September of 1981. The letter carries a mass-franking of the 5 xu Day of the Child stamp plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.26 Dong (including the red free frank for 2.7 Dong). There is also one International Child Day stamp from 1978 that shows a significant passer-shift of the violet color towards the bottom. Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in April of 1982. The letter carries three of the 2 Dong Nutrition Day stamps with the top left stamp showing the plate error “half-moon in emblem”. Plate errors on postally used cover are very rare. Day the Child stamp on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 8.29 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 102645

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