Unified Vietnam, Olympic Summer Games Moscow, 1980, Michel Nr. 1093-1100; While a large number of Western Countries boycotted the Olympic Summer Games in Moscow due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Vietnam, being a close ally to the Soviet Union did not have such qualms. Eight stamps with the nominals of 12 xu (two stamps), 20 xu, 30 xu, 40 xu, 50 xu, 60 xu and 1 Dong were issued in perforation 12:12.25 and im-perforated.
Local letter using one of the 12 xu Olympic Summer games stamps sent by a member of the Vietnamese Military to HCM City in May of 1980. Unusual blue cancel.
Local air mail letter sent in November of 1980 from Hanoi to HCM City carrying the 20 xu Olympic Summer stamp. HCM City arrival cancel on the reverse. Illegible transit cancels.
Registered letter sent from Tran Huang to Klewitz in June of 1981. The letter carries half of the perforated Olympic Games set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 7.96 Dong.
Another registered letter sent from Tran Huang to Klewitz in June of 1981. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Olympic Games set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 7.90 Dong.
Very rare air mail letter mailed from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in November of 1981. The letter carries half of the im-perforated Olympic set plus some im-perforated stamps from the Farm Animal set. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 2.72 Dong.
Another very rare air mail letter mailed from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in November of 1981. The letter carries the other half of the im-perforated Olympic set plus one im-perforated stamp from the Farm Animal set. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 2.92 Dong.
Rare registered express mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to West Germany in August of 1980. It features the 6 xu and 12 xu post master perforation stamps of the Socialist Vietnam set alongside some other NVN stamps. It also carries a 3 Dong National Liberation Front (Vietcong) stamp issued in 1970. These stamps were denominated in South Vietnamese Dong and hence not valid for postage in North Vietnam. Nevertheless the postal clerk appeared to have been unaware of the fact and accepted the stamp as postage. There are also a number of the Moscow Olympic stamps. The overall postage (with the 3 Dong NLF stamp) amounted to 4.39 Dong. Frankfurt-Bebra train transit cancel and Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual hand-made express mail label.
Registration Nr. 102920