Unified Vietnam, Mushrooms, October 10th 1984, Michel Nr. 1371-1378; Eight stamps with nominals of 50xu (four stamps), 1D, 2D, 5D and 10D were issued in perforation 12:12.5 and imperforate. Some values are know in slight color variations.

Here are three mint pairs that show a lighter and darker color spectrum.

Registered air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in January of 1984. The letter carries the entire perforated Mushroom set. The overall postage (including the red free frank for 3.70D) amounted to 18.70D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in June of 1984 from Quan 5 to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the imperforate Mushroom stamps plus some stamps from the Raffael and Sail Boat sets for an overall postage of 27.60D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in June of 1984 from Quan 5 to Klewitz. The letter carries the other five imperforate Mushroom stamps plus the Raffael souvenir-sheet and Sail Boat stamps for an overall postage of 28.00D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in March of 1984. The letter carries four of the perforated Reptile stamps, a pair of the 6xu Socialist Republic stamp with small and large star varieties and Aircraft, Mushroom and Train stamps for an overall postage of 59.62D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in October of 1984 from Quan 5 and featuring the other of the imperforate Intercosmos stamps plus two imperforate Wading Birds stamps and imperforate Mushroom stamps for an overall postage of 27.50D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter mailed from Quan 5 to Klewitz in October of 1984 featuring the other half of the imperforate set (some with sheet numbers) and imperforate Mushroom and Wading Bird stamps for an overall postage of 27.80D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City in April of 1984 to Klewitz. The letter carries the imperforate Bangkok souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Wading Birds, Mushroom and Raffael sets for an overall postage of 57.72D. The 6xu Democratic Republic stamps feature both, the small and large star variety. Souvenir-sheets and error stamps are very rare on postally used cover. Fraction of the green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Youth Festival and Aircraft souvenir-sheets and stamps from the Mushroom, Union Conference, Union Congress, Hai Phong Liberation, Friendship Treaty and Qing Army sets. There is also the rare 50xu provisional overprint rose stamp and the 1981 Military Free Frank. The Free Frank was not valid for international postage but was apparently accepted by the postal clerk nevertheless. 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 160.44 oD = 16.04 nD. plus the red free frank for 357 nD or 373.04 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in September of 1986. The letter carries the United Nation stamp in different color variations and stamps from the Reconstruction, Traditional Houses and Halley sets that were already denominated in new Dong. The stamps from the Mushroom set were 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  14 oD =1.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (32D) for 33.4 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter mailed as a mixed currency franking in September of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz.  The letter carries a block of four of the Thälmann stamp plus stamps from the Halley’s, Reconstruction and Mushroom sets. The Mushroom set was 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  6 oD =0.60 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (32D)  for 32.6nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103500

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