Unified Vietnam, International Stamp Exhibition Argentina 85, July 5th, 1985, Michel Nr. 1580-1587, Block 38; Seven stamps in nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D (two stamps), 3D, 4D and 6D were issued in perforation 12.25-12.5 and imperforate. There was also a souvenir-sheet with a 10D nominal that was issued in perforation 13 and imperforate. Stamps and souvenir-sheets sold in Vietnam were issued without gum while the set sold at the exhibition and by the stamp agency was issued gummed.

Here is the mint set. Note that the souvenir-sheet come sin different sizes which vary anywhere from 9.6-10.0cm in width and 7.7-9.0cm in height. The larger format is rarer.

Here is the mint imperforate set

Here are presentation sheetlets that feature the imperforate stamp set and the souvenir sheet on three separate presentation sheetlets (with printers guide marks). These sheetlets were produced for the final sign-off by the postal administration and are very rare. Note that the size of the souvenir-sheet here is 10.0×9.0 cm and that of the sheetlets 11.6×15.0cm.

First Day Covers (souvenir-sheet size 9.8×7.9cm)

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1985 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries half of the perforated Stamp Exhibition set plus stamps from the HCM Birthday (Imperforate), Hanoi Liberation, Fish, Peace Meeting, Provisional Overprint and Communist Party sets.   All stamps on this cover were denominated still in old 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 65.12oD =6.51 nD. plus the red free frank  for 16.9 nD or 23.41nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1985 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries half of the perforated Stamp Exhibition set plus stamps from the HCM Birthday (Imperforate), Friendship Treaty , Harmful Insects (Imperforate), Peace Meeting and Union Congress sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps on this cover were denominated still in old 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 208 oD =20.8 nD. plus the red free frank  for 2.5 nD or 23.3 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Stamp Exhibition set plus the imperforate 10D Reconstruction value for an overall postage of 29 o.D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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 29 oD =2.9 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter caries the perforated souvenir-sheet (Format: 9.6×8.0cm)  plus imperforate stamps from the Ha Long. Both issues were still denominated in old Dong. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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 28.5 oD =2.85 nD. plus the red free frank for 1,337 nD plus stamps in new Dong 135 for a total of 1,474.84 nD. Fragment of the green Fuda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1985 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated souvenir-sheets of the Argentina Stamp Exhibition (9.6×7.9 cm) and HCM Birthday, plus stamps from the HCM Birthday (Imperforate), Orchids, Harmful Insects, Peace Meeting and Hanoi Liberation sets. Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps on the cover are still denominated in old 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 288.54 oD =28.85 nD. plus the red free frank for 17.6 nD plus for a total of 46.45 nD. Fragment of the green Fuda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter with a late use of the imperforate Argentina Stamp Exhibition stamp set sent as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City (note the old name Saigon on the R-label) to Klewitz in August of 2003. The letter also carries some imperforate Monkey stamps from 2002. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. While the Stamp Exhibit stamps were still denominated in old Dong the Monkey, Space Shuttle and the Fasan stamps were already 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 19 oD =1.90 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong for 43,000 nD  for a total of 43,001.90 nD. German R-letter tracking label on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 103905

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