Unified Vietnam, International Stamp Exhibition Stockholmia 86; Birds, August 28th, 1986, Michel Nr.  1703-1710, Block 47; Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D were issued in perforation 13 and imperforate. The souvenir-sheet was only issued perforated 12.5.

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

Here is the mint perforated set

and here the imperforate stamp set  in mint pairs

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Union Congress, Asean Games) and new Dong (Birds, Thälmann, Reconstruction, Dam Building).  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  3 oD =0.30 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (61 nD) and the red free frank for 279 nD for 360.3 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Peace Meeting, Bulgaria, Asian Games) and new Dong (Birds,  Reconstruction, Poultry).  Souvenir-Sheets 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  3.5 oD =0.35 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (59 nD) and the red free frank for 281 nD for 340.35 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps stamps from the Bird, Traditional Instruments, Communist Party, Reconstruction, Bronze Vessels and Indochina War sets for an overall postage of 338D (including the red free frank for 270D). Two of the Traditional Instrument stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps stamps from the Bird (including the souvenir-sheet), Traditional Instruments, Reconstruction, Labor Day and Indochina War sets for an overall postage of 331D (including the red free frank for 280D). Two of the Traditional Instrument stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (1982 Bird stamps) and new Dong (1986 Bird stamps, Poultry). All stamps are imperforate. 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  1.90 oD =0.19 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (18 nD) for 18.19 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (1982 Bird stamps) and new Dong (1986 Bird stamps, Poultry). All stamps are imperforate. 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  2.70 oD =0.27 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (15 nD) for 15.27 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps and souvenir-sheets that were still denominated in old Dong (August Revolution, Argentina Stamp Exhibition, Youth Festival) and new Dong (Birds, Reconstruction, Bronze Vessels, Communist Party). Souvenir-sheets 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  41 oD =4.10nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (180 nD) and the red free frank for412 nD for 596.1 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Year of Peace, Birds, Labor Day, National Assembly, Communist Party sets and the souvenir-sheet from the Post Congress Hamburg set. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Apart from the Post Congress Hamburg souvenir-sheet 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  10.00 oD =1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (44 nD) plus the red free frank for 319 nD for 364 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated National Assembly stamp set plus stamps from the Traditional Houses, Birds, Year of the Cat and Bonsai sets for an overall postage of 363D (including the red free frank for 227 D). 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 half of the perforated Cacti stamp set plus stamps from the Bird (imperforate), Water and Mountain Spirit, Humane Living plus the military free frank issued in 1987. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Since the military free frank had a 5D nominal it was valid for international postage. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 1,232D (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 four of the perforated Picasso stamps plus stamps from the Birds (imperforate) and Airplanes (imperforate) for an overall postage of 1,472D (including the red free frank for 1,365D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. 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 Airplanes set and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from STOCKHOLMIA Bird set for an overall postage of 1,458D (including the red free frank for 1,340). Souvenir-Sheets 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 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 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.

Registration Nr. 104110

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