Unified Vietnam, International Stamp Exhibition ESPANA 84 Madrid, April 27th, 1984, Michel Nr. 1443, Block 26; A souvenir-sheet with a 10D nominal was issued on occasion of the stamp exhibition. During the exhibition the souvenir-sheet was sold with gum and that souvenir-sheet had a slightly larger format measuring 8.2cmx8.2cm. In Vietnam itself the souvenir-sheet sold was without gum and was of a smaller format (8.0×8.0-8.2cm). The souvenir sheet was also issued imperforate.
Here is the souvenir sheet with gum sold at the exhibition.
Here is the smaller souvenir-sheet without gum sold in Vietnam.
Here is the mint imperforate souvenir-sheet sold in Vietnam.
Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1984 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the smaller perforated souvenir-sheet (8.2×8.0) and the HO Chi Minh Birthday set plus stamps from the Union Confederation and Union Congress stamps for an overall postage of 60.24D. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1984 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the smaller imperforate souvenir-sheet (8.0×8.0) plus stamps from the Dien Bien Phu, Orchid and Friendship between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia sets for an overall postage of 51.0D(including the red free frank for 14.5D). Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Vinh Vien to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate and perforated stamps from the Old Ships, ESPANA Stamp Conference (souvenir-sheet) and Prehistoric Animals sets. Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The Prehistoric Animal and ESPANA 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 19.5 oD =1.95 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (15 nD) for 16.95 nD.
Registration Nr. 103630