Unified Vietnam, Poultry, September 15th, 1096, Michel Nr. 1711-1718; Eight stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D (two stamps), 3D (Three stamps) and 5D were issued in perforation 12:12.5 and imperforate.

Here is the mint perforated set (note that the blue 3D stamp shows a description error: Rhode Island instead of Rhode Island. No change in value as all stamps are affected by the same error.)

and here is the imperforate set in mint pairs

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Poultry set plus stamps from the Thälmann, Labor Day and Communist Party sets for an overall postage of 37D.The zero money free frank was required to produce the R-label as it came out of the same machine.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter features the entire imperforate Poultry set for an overall postage of 20D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

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 March 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 (Provisional Overprints) and new Dong (Airplanes, Poultry (Imperforate), Reconstruction, Musical Instruments (imperforate)). The Provisional Overprint stamps show a double vertical perforation strikeImperforate and error 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 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (78 nD) plus the red free frank for 292 nD for 370.2 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March 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 (Provisional Overprints) and new Dong (Airplanes, Poultry (Imperforate), Reconstruction, Musical Instruments (imperforate) and Communist Party). The Provisional Overprint stamps show a double vertical perforation strikeImperforate and error 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 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (52 nD) plus the red free frank for 278 nD for 330.2 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter mailed in March of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Space Flight and imperforate Poultry stamps plus perforated Labor Day stamps for an overall postage of  28D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter mailed in March of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Space Flight and imperforate Poultry stamps plus perforated Labor Day stamps for an overall postage of  25D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate World Cup set plus stamps from the Asia Games, National Games Vietnamese Post (imperforate) and Poultry sets (imperforate) . Imperforate stamps on postally mused cover are very rare. The Asia Games and National games stamps were still denominated in old Dong while all the other stamps were 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  17 oD =1.70 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (26D)  for 27.7 nD.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate World Cup set plus stamps from the Communist Party (imperforate), a block of four of the Lotus stamp with the rare post master perforation and Poultry sets (imperforate) . There is also a pair of the military free frank issued in 1984 that was not valid for international postage but apparently was accepted by the postal clerk nevertheless. Imperforate stamps on postally mused cover are very rare. The Lotus and Communist Party stamps were still denominated in old Dong while all the other stamps were 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  4.48oD =0.45 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (23D)  for 23.45 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries two pairs of both color variations of the Union Congress stamp plus stamps from the Reconstruction, Thälmann, Communist Party, Poultry and Bronze Vessel sets for an overall postage of 227 (including the red free frank for 136D). Fragment of the 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 two stamp sets. The top row is in Perf 11.0 (except the 4D nominal is in the rare perforation 11:12.5) and the bottom row is in Perf. 12.5.  Poultry set and 20D Reconstruction stamp on the reverse.  The overall postage of the letter amounted to 233D (including the red free frank for 169D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries five 1D Communist Party stamps that are imperforate on the right sheet margin. The top stamp of the right pair shows the plate error of  “white dot in hammer”. There are also stamps from the Poultry (imperforate), Labor Day and Reconstruction sets. Error and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 590D (including the red free frank for 462D). Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and a perforated Butterfly stamp for an overall postage of 24D.

Air mail letter sent in November of 1987 from Cholon to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Insect set plus imperforate Poultry and perforated Butterfly stamps for an overall postage of 27D.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries perforated stamps from the Wickerwork, Poultry, Reconstruction, Communist Party and Chinese New Year sets. Apart from the Chinese New Year stamps 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  8 oD =0.80 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (94 nD) plus the red free frank for 245 nD for 339.80 nD. Fragment of the 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 perforated stamps and the souvenir-sheet from the Wickerwork, Poultry, Reconstruction, Communist Party and Labor Day sets for an overall postage of 614D (including the red free frank for 488D. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the 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 from the Indochina War (including one imperforate stamp), Reunification, Poultry (partially imperforate), Year of the Car (Imperforate), Union Congress  and Dam Building sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Union Congress 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  8 oD =0.80 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (61 nD) plus the red free frank for 187 nD for 248.80 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War, Poultry, Labor Day, Reconstruction, Worker Militia and Communist Party sets. There are two of the military free franks issued in 1981 that were technically not valid for international postage but nevertheless appeared to be accepted by the postal clerk. One of the Miltia stamps show the plate error of “white line behind sun”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Militia and Party 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  1.60 oD =0.16 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (61nD) plus the red free frank for 179 nD for 240.16 nD. Fragment of the 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 from the Rare Plants (including the souvenir-sheet), Poultry, Reconstruction, Bronze Vessels, Provisional Overprints and Chinese New sets. Souvenir-sheest on postally used cover are very rare. The Provisional Overprint and Chinese New Year 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  8.50 oD =0.85 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (68 nD) plus the red free frank for 270 nD for 338.85 nD. Fragment of the 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 imperforate stamps from the Rare Plant, Poultry and Vietnamese Painters sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Vietnamese Painters 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 18.80 oD =1.88 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (17 nD)  for 18.88 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 imperforate stamps from the Rare Plant, Poultry and Vietnamese Painters sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Vietnamese Painters 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 1 oD =0.1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (23 nD)  for 23.1 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 the imperforate Year of the Cat stamp plus stamps from the Chinese New Year, Union Congress, Poultry, Traditional Instruments (imperforate), Peace Meeting and Reconstruction sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Chinese New Year and Peace Meeting 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 18 oD =1.80 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (52 nD) plus the red free frank for 276 nD for 329.8 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the 300D Economic Development stamps plus stamps from the Poultry, Off-shore Oil Production (imperforate) and Mushroom sets for an overall postage of 2,430D (including the red free frank for 380D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered express air mail letter sent in July of 1988 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a block of four of the Child Inoculation stamps plus stamps from the Protected Animals, Off-shore Oil Production (imperforate), Poultry and Elephants sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.  The Protected 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  3.5 oD = 0.35 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (1,256 nD)  and the red free frank for 1,170D for 2,426.35 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104120

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