Unified Vietnam, Pigeons, June 5th, 1981, Michel Nr. 1163-1170; Eight stamps in 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 and im-perforated.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries two of the 2 Dong Nutritional Day stamps which both show significant distortion of all inscriptions. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Both color versions of the Independence stamps. Pigeon set on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 8.34 Dong. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R.label as bot items came out of the same machine. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual red cancel.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in September of 1981. The letter features half of the perforated Pigeon set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.24 Dong (including the red free frank for 4.3 Dong). Klewitz reported that free franks were often used instead of stamps as especially the large nominal were not in stock at the post offices. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in September of 1981. The letter features the other half of the perforated Pigeon set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 11.04 Dong (including the red free frank for 4.3 Dong). Klewitz reported that free franks were often used instead of stamps as especially the large nominal were not in stock at the post offices. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent from Nguyen-Trai to Klewitz in March of 1982. It carries half of the im-perforated Pigeon set plus two perforated Pigeon values for an overall postage of 2.82 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent from Nguyen-Trai to Klewitz in March of 1982. It carries the other half of the im-perforated Pigeon set plus two perforated Pigeon values for an overall postage of 2.82 Dong. Im-perforated stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in March of 1982. The letter carries all, but the 40 xu value of the perforated Mammal set plus one of the Pigeon stamps for an overall postage of 8.22 (including the red free frank for 2.2 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual red cancels.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Cholon) to Klewitz in April of 1982. The letter carries the entire Nutritional Day set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 7.50 Dong. The top 30 xu stamp shows a plate error “line on O of FAO”. 12 xu Pigeon stamp on the reverse.  Interesting manuscript  R-label. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in April of 1982. The letter carris two each of the 50 xu and 2 Dong value of the Nutritional Day set plus two Pigeons stamps for an overall postage of 8.20 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter features the entire Nutritional Day set plus the 2 Dong Total Liberation stamp that shows a very significant passer-shift of the yellow printing color. There is also a pair of the 12 xu Lots stamp with the rare Post Master Perforation 15. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Pigeon stamps in front and back. The overall postage amounted to 11.66 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries two of the red 30 xu stamps that show a double print of the red color and one stamp that shows “Buu Chinh” and the nominal value totally obscured by the red color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Pigeon stamps in front. The overall postage amounted to 12.7 Dong (including the red free frank for 7.5 Dong).

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter features the Militia stamp in Post Master Perforation 9-11.5. The letter also carries eight of the Lotus stamps in Post Master Perforation 14-15. Post Master Perforation son postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 8.9 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries the Red Cross set. The 1 Dong value  shows the plate error of “additional point inside the E of VIETNAM”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Pigeon stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 13.24 (including the red free frank for 7.4 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in October of 1982. The letter carries the Dimitroff set. The 30 xu value is of the rare color variation orange-red instead of brown-red. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The letter also carries the entire Piegon set and some of the Football stamps. The overall postage amounted to 20.66 Dong (including the red free frank for 8 Dong). Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz. It carries a number of Bird of Prey, Bird and Pigeon stamps for an overall postage of 13.84 Dong. The letter also carries the rare Post Master Perforation of the 12 xu Lotus stamp (three stamps Perf 14, four stamps Perf 15). Post Master Perforations on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries parts of the Bird of Prey and the Pigeon set plus other NVN stamp for an overall postage of 10.86 Dong (including the red free frank for 7.7 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter setoff rom Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1982. The letter carries other parts of the Bird of Prey and Pigeon set plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.45 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

 

Registration Nr. 103070

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