Unified Vietnam, Prehistoric Animals, September 15th, 1984, Michel Nr. 1479-1486; Eight stamps with nominals of 50xu (Two stamps), 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D, 5D and 8D were issued in perforation12.5:11.75 and imperforate.

Here is the mint perforated set.

and here the mint imperforate set.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City. The letter carries half of the perforated Prehistoric Animal set plus two pairs of the provisional overprint stamps with shifted overprint as well as stamps from the International Peace Meeting, Karl Marx, Union Congress and Ocean Fish sets. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 26 Dong (the red free frank is illegible).

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Prehistoric Animal set plus two pairs of the provisional overprint stamps with shifted overprint as well as stamps from the International Peace Meeting, Union Congress, Union Conference, and Ocean Fish sets. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 51 Dong (the red free frank is illegible).

Air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Vuon Xoai (small post office) to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Prehistoric Animal set plus the 30D stamp from the Union Conference set for an overall postage of 38.50D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Vuon Xoai (small post office) to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Prehistoric Animal set plus the 30D stamp from the Union Conference set for an overall postage of 31.50D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries nine of the 10D Friendship stamps plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animal set for an overall postage of 143D (including the red free frank for 47D). Some of the Friendship stamp shows the plate errors that are illustrated above. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking in November of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a large number of Friendship stamps, some of which carry the plate errors featured above. The letter also carries stamps from the Ha Long, Harmful Insects, Provisional Overprints, Prehistoric Animal and Friendship Contract set for an overall postage of 312 Old Dong (worth only 31.2D due to the currency devaluation on September 14th, 1985) plus the red free frank for 0.25 New Dong. The Prehistoric Animal stamps are imperforate Plate errors and imoperforate on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the Animals and Plants set plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Friendship, Union Congress, Lenin and Dien Bien Phu sets for an overall postage of 59.01D (the red free frank is illegible). The Union Congress stamp shows a double printing of the black color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the Animals and Plants set plus stamps from the Prehistoric Animals, Lenin, Union Congress and Dien Bien Phu sets for an overall postage of 80D (including the red free frank for 15D). The Union Congress stamp shows a double printing of the black color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet.

Air mail letter sent in December of 1985from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Youth Festival set plus the two color versions of the imperforate 1D stamp. There are also stamps from the Prehistoric Animals (imperforate), Ha Long, Friendship Treaty, Union Congress and Communist Party sets for an overall postage of 124D (the red free frank is illegible). The Communist Party stamps show the plate error “broken V in VIETNAM”. Errors stamps and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Motorcycles souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the October Revolution, Prehistoric Animals, Animals and Plants, Ha Long plus some other stamps. The Ha Long set is imperforate. Souvenir-Sheets and imperforate stamps on postally used cove 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 Animals and Plant, Prehistoric Animals, Motorcycles and Ha Long stamps were still denominated in old Dong. The overall postage hence amounted to 52.50 oD = 5.25 nD. plus the red free frank for 111 nD plus stamps in new Dong 155 nD for a total of 271.25 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. There is a Montreal transit cancel on the reverse. The letter must have been routed through Canada by mistake.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Motorcycles set plus stamps from the Ha Long (imperforate), Prehistoric Animals and Animals and Plants sets that were still denominated 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 26 oD = 2.6 nD. plus the red free frank for 113.1 nD plus stamps in new Dong 90 nD for a total of 205.7 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front. There is a Montreal transit cancel on the reverse. The letter must have been routed through Canada by mistake.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries four of the imperforate Prehistoric Animal stamps plus stamps from the Friendship, Labor Day, Le Lo’i, Halley Comet, Border Troops and Reconstruction sets. The Friendship, Border Troops and Prehistoric Animal stamps were still denominated 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 40.5 oD =4.05 nD. plus the red free frank for 17 nD and stamps already in new Dong for 24.3 for a total of 45.35 nD. Fragment of the green Fuda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent as a mixed currency franking in March of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter features stamps from the Halley, Musical Instrument, Reconstruction and Le Lo’i sets that were already denominated in new Dong. The Dinosaur and Bird stamps are denominated 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 4.6 oD =0.46 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (41D)  for 41.46 nD. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R-label as it came out of the same machine. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103710

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