Unified Vietnam, Old Ships, June 30th, 1987, Michel Nr. 1787-1793; Seven stamps in nominals of 1D (two stamps) 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12.5:12.75 and imperforate.

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

Here is the mint set

and here the mint imperforate set

Mint 5D stamp the shows two plate errors “broken 5 and red dot under right sail”.

Detailed scans of the affected areas

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Old Ship set plus stamps from the Laos (imperforate), Year of the Cat, Bronze Vessels and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 363D (including the red free fall for 300D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Old Ship set plus stamps from the Laos (imperforate), Year of the Cat, Bronze Vessels and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 364D (including the red free frank for 280D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the 1986 Old Ships, Summit, Ha Long Bay, Butterflies and Peace Treaty sets. The Ha Long Bay stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Summit and Ha Long Bay 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  4 oD =0.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (20.5 nD) plus the red free frank for 499 nD for 519.9 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the 1986 Old Ships, Summit, Ha Long Bay, Butterflies and Humans Living sets. The Ha Long Bay stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Summit and Ha Long Bay 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  4 oD =0.40 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (12 nD) plus the red free frank for 540 nD for 552.4 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate stamps from the 1986 Old Ships, National Assembly, Ha Long Bay and  Butterflies (perforated) sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Ha Long Bay 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 =0.50 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (15.5 nD) for 16 nD.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries imperforate stamps from the 1986 Old Ships, KPdSU, Ha Long Bay and  Butterflies (perforated) sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Ha Long Bay 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 7 oD =0.70 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (12.5 nD) for 13.20D.

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 and Prehistoric Animals sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Prehistoric Animal 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  11.5 oD =1.15 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (24 nD)  for 25.15 nD.

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.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Old Ship set plus stamps from the October Revolution set  for an overall postage of 998.90D (including the two red free franks for 898.90D). Unusual usage of two different free frank machines.  Free Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. Th letter carries perforated and imperforate Old Ship stamps for an overall postage of 1,227 (inducing the red free frank for 1,200D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Rare Plant, Wicker Basket (Imperforate), Year of the Cat, Old Ships and 5 Billion People sets for an  overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 534D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Folds custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter featuring mailed in November of 1987 from Ho Chi MInh CIty to Klewitz and featuring some of the perforated Cham Culture stamps and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the 5 Billion People, Butterflies, Indochina War and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 569D (including the red free frank for 435D). Souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in September of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh Ciyt to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the 5 Billion Human stamps plus stamps from the Butterflies, Elephants, Old Ships and Postal Union sets for an overall postage of 585D (including the free frank for 517D). Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries two of the perforated Picasso stamps and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Old Ships (imperforate) and Bach Dang sets for an overall postage of 1,499D (including the red free frank for 1,097D). Imperforate stamps and souvenir-sheets 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 entire imperforate Picasso stamp set plus stamps from the Elephant and Old Ships (imperforate) for an overall postage of 1,576D (including the red free frank for 1,414D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Folds custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Airplanes set plus stamps from the Year of Peace and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 1,447D (including the red free frank for 1,336). Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter mailed in December of 1987 from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Coral stamp set plus stamps from the OldShips set for an overall postage of 162D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in February  of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated and imperforate stamps of the Cooperation between Vietnam and CSSR set plus stamps from the Old Ships, Insects and Water and Mountain Spirit sets  for an overall postage of 1,221D (including the red free frank for 1,076D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated INDIA Butterfly stamps plus stamps from the Mutual Economic Aid, French Revolution I, Old Ships and Communication sets for an overall postage of 9,865D (including the red free frank for 5,660D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1989 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated INDIA Butterfly stamps plus stamps from the French Revolution I, Old Ships, Mutual Economic Aid and Hydro Station sets for an overall postage of 9,875D (including the red free frank for 6,560D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 104260

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