Unified Vietnam, International Stamp Exhibition ITALIA 86 Automobiles, October 25th, 1985, Michel Nr. 1618-1625, Block 42; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D (two stamps), 3D, 4D and 6D were issued in perforation 12.75 and imperforate. There was also a souvenir sheet with a 10D nominal perforated 12.5 and imperforate.

Stampe sold at Vietnamese post offices were without gum while stamps sold by the official Vietnamese stamp agency were gummed.

Here is the mint perforated set

and here the mint imperforate stamp set

Very rare imperforate review sheetlets of trial proofs in slightly different colors that were employed inside the postal administration to provide the final sign-off for the production of the set. Note the handwritten instructions alluding to the final color scheme.

First Day Cover of the perforated souvenir-sheet.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 from HO Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated ITALIA Automobiles set plus stamps from the Butterflies, Cacti and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 1,226D (including the red free frank for 1,150D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated ITALIA Automobile stamps and souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Hai-Phong Liberation, World Food Day, Radio Station, Union Congress (the second stamp from the top right shows the plate error of missing blue column), Provisonal Overprint, Chinese New Year and Vietnamese Painters sets. Souvenir-Sheets and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps were still denominated in old Dong while the red free frank was  denominated in new Dong.  There is also a Radio Station stamp from 1959 but since that was devalued in 1959 by 1,000:1 and again in 1985 by 10:1 it was basically worthless. The Vietnamese Government conducted a devaluation of the Dong on September 14th, 1985. This meant that all stamps issued prior to October 13th were only worth one tenth at the time of mailing. The overall postage hence amounted to 86.8 oD = 8.68 nD. plus the red free frank (101 nD) for 109.68 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate Geological Survey stamps plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Paris Agreement and August Revolution sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps, except the August Revolution stamps,  was still denominated in old Dong while The Railway ramps 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 October 13th were only worth one tenth at the time of mailing. The overall postage hence amounted to 20.24 oD = 2.02 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (12 nD) for 14.02 nD. Fragment of the 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 entire Mammals of the Ocean set plus stamps from the Automobile Italia and Roses set for an overall postage of 1,241D (including the red free frank for 1,153D). Fragment of the 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 block of four of the 5D Postal Union stamps plus stamps on which the the top right stamp shows the plate error “small passer mark at top right of the stamp”. There are also stamps from the Butterflies (imperforate) Cacti, Italia Stamp Exhibition and Animals and Plant sets. Error stamps and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Animals 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 15 oD =1.5 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (80 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,185 nD for1,266.5 nD. Fragment of the 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 two blocks of four of the Humane Living stamps on white and grey paper. The top left stamp on the first block shows the plate error of “small passer cross at bottom left of stamp image”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare.There are also stamps from the ITALIA Stamp Exhibition, Paracel and Spratley Islands and Animals and Plant sets.   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 5 oD =0.5 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (63 nD) plus the red free frank for 1,180 nD for 1,243.50 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter mailed in February of 1988 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate Coral stamp set plus stamps from the Wicker Baskets, Butterflies, Old Automobiles, Roses and Sprately and Paracel Island sets for an overall postage of 1,365D (including the red free frank for 1,180). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter mailed in February of 1988 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated and imperforate Coral stamp set plus stamps from the Wicker Baskets, Butterflies, Old Automobiles and Sprately and Paracel Island sets for an overall postage of 1,243D (including the red free frank for 985D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate Bicycles stamps plus stamps from the ITALIA Automobiles, Hydro Station and INDIA Stamp Exhibition sets for an overall postage of 8,960D (including the red free frank for 6,345D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103980

Comments are closed.

error: Content is protected !!