Unified Vietnam, Rare Plants, December 26th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1760-1767, Block 52; Seven stamps in nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12:12.5 and imperforate. There was also a 10D souvenir-sheet that was only issued perforated.

Here is the mint perforated set

and here the imperforate mint stamp set

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps fro the Rare Plant, Halley, Poultry, Reconstruction, Dam Building and Communist Party sets for an overall postage of 330D. 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 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 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, Year of the Cat, October Revolution and Roses sets. The Rose 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 4.48 oD =0.45 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (76 nD)  plus the red free frank of 493 nD for 569.45nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the 4D Communist Party stamp (Perf. 11.0)  plus stamps from the Reconstruction, Vietnamese Post (imperforate), Ha Long Bay, Bonsai, Union Congress and Rare Plant sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps on this cover, except the Ha Long Bay 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 10 oD =1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (70 nD) plus the red free frank for 313 nD for 384 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet front. Interesting manual correction of the R-label from 326 to 326A.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. On September 14th, 1985 the Vietnamese Government conducted a currency reform in which the Dong was devalued by 10:1. This means stamps issued prior to that date were only worth one tenth of their face value for mailings after the devaluation. This letter carried 11D worth of Ha Long Bay stamps in old Dong (= 1.10 New Dong) plus stamps of 77.80D in new Dong (including the red free frank for 32.80 New Dong). So, the overall postage of the letter amounted to 78.90 New Dong. Partial green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104210

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