Unified Vietnam, Reforestation , November 15th, 1981, Michel Nr. 1187-1188; Two stamps, both with a 30 xu nominal were issued perforated 11.

Both stamps show significant color variances as is demonstrated by the two specimens of Michel Nr. 1187 below.

Here are pairs of Michel Nr. 1188 that show similar color variances plus vertical perforation errors, in this case double perforation strikes in-between the stamps.

Here is an imperforate phase print of only the blue color of one of the 30xu stamp in a block of four:

This is the same error but this time on the other value of the set and perforated with the regular L11.

Imperforate strip of four 30xu stamps that shows a progressive failure of the brown color run.

Imperforate block of six 30xu stamps on which the two bottom left stamp show a production error.

Here is a mint block of four that is affected by a large paper fold on the bottom two stamps.

Imperforate 30xu value that shows a double printing of the blue color caused by a rubber mat that was not sufficiently tightened causing it to vibrate during the printing process.

Here is a piece of six stamps that is printed on both sides. The front shows a double printing of the dark violet color and the reverse shows an additional upside down print of four images on top of the  already existing six images.

Large imperforate piece of 20 stamps that was affected by a very large paper folds.

This set is also subject to a number of re-occuring plate errors. Below is a mint block of  four of Michel Nr. 1187 that show two of them occurring on a partial printing of the stamp. The top left stamp shows a triangular object on top of the boy’s head and the bottom left stamp shows an “O” instead of a “V” in the word “Vietnam”.

Detailed scans of the affected areas:

Another mint block of four of Michel Nr. 1187 that shows the re-occuring plate errors of “blue dot under “V” (Field 72 and 80 of the sheet) of Vietnam” on the top left stamp and “completely blue spade” on the top right stamp (Field 69 and 70 of the sheet). The bottom right stamp shows the plate error “bird next to the boys head” (Field 81 and 89 of the sheet).

Detailed scans of the affected areas:

Here is a mint block of four of Michel Nr. 1187 that shows the plate error “completely blue spade” plus some blue color smearing on the two bottom stamps (Fields 69 and 70 of the sheet).

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint block of ten stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that shows two re-occuring plate errors of “rock next to HCM’s head” (Field 8 of the sheet) and “blue dot in top left” (Field 50 of the sheet).

Detailed scan of the affected areas:

Mint block of eight stamps that shows two errors. One is a double printing of the blue color and the other is a vertical double perforation strike in-between the right four stamps:

Mint block of six stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that significant failings of the red and blue color:

Mint block of four on which the top right stamps shows a white face and only partial letters in “Vietnam”:

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint block of four stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that shows an almost complete failure of the blue color:

Mint block of four stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) with the plate error “completely blue spade” (top left stamp) and a smear in the “E” of “Vietnam” (bottom left stamp):

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Below are two mint blocks of four of Michel Nr. 1187 that shows a progressive printing failure most likely caused by dirt that had fallen on the printing plate:

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint strip of three stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that shows a very fuzzy print caused by a double printing of the blue and red color due to a lose rubber mat.

Detailed scan of the a segment with red color:

Here is a mint block of four of Michel Nr. 1188 that shows a re-occuring plate error of “bird nest in tree” (Field 53 of the sheet) on the top right stamp and “notch between “30” and “xu” (Field 69 of the sheet).

Detailed scans of the affected areas:

Block of twelve mint stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that show two re-occuring plate errors “stone in front of HCM#s foot” (Field 21 of the sheet) and “dot under “Nam” (Field 34 of the sheet):

Detailed scans of the affected areas:

Block of four mint stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that shows a double printing of the blue color caused by vibrations of the rubber mat.

Mint block of six stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that shows a printing flaw of too heavy printing of the green color causing the individual leaves of the tree being obscured.

Detailed scan of the affected area:

Mint strip of eight stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that shows a decreasing color intensity from left to right and  a double printing of the blue color on the three most right stamps:

Perforation errors do occur. Mint block of ten stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that shows a vertical double perforation in-between the stamps.

Mint block of ten stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that shows a horizontal double perforation strike at the top of the block:

Here is a mint block of six stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that shows a vertical double perforation in-between the left four stamps. The bottom right stamp is field 21 Plate error: (stone at HCM’s foot”.

Mint block of fourteen stamps (Michel Nr. 1188) that shows a perforation error of a double vertical perforation strikes  in-between stamps:

Registern letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in July of 1983. It features three stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) with a double printing of the red color and one stamp with a smeared “V” in “Vietnam”. There is also a Ho Chi Minh stamp that shows an obscured “30” (bottom stamp). Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 12.6 Done (including the red free frank of 9.8 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in July of 1983. The letter carries a number of Michel Nr. 1187 stamps that show a range of errors shown in detail above.  Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 12.6 Dong (including th red free frank for 5 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Ho Chi Minh City) to Klewitz in January of 1982. The letter carries a strip of three stamps (Michel Nr. 1188). The left stamp shows the plate error “stone at HCM’s foot”. Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 8.28 Dong.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Tri to Klewitz in February of 1982. The letter carries four of the 30 xu stamps (Michel Nr. 1187) that all show different plate errors. Also the block of four 1 Dong stamps of the Year of the Child set shows a double vertical perforation strike. Error stamps on postal used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 7.90 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Quan 5 (Ho Chi Minh City) to Klewitz in January of 1982. The letter carries Michel Nr. 1188 in two different color tones plus some other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 8.20 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Very rare registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in January of 1982. The letter carries different printing and plate errors of Michel Nr. 1188 plus a 10 xu Flower stamp with the missing red color. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 8.20 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in April of 1983. The letter carries the World Congress set plus a red advertisement slogan for the World Communication Year 1983 on the back. Reforestation stamps on the reverse. Unusual red cancel. The zero money free rank was required to produce the R-label s it came out of the same machine. The overall postage amounted to 15.8 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in June of 1983. The letter features pairs of the World Congress set. Th right 50 xu stamp shows a deficient print of the black color. The 5 Dong stamp is of different color variations. Also, the left stamp shows a partial failure of the black print. The letter also features four copies of the military free frank that was issued in 1981. Military free franks were not valid for international postage due to their lacking nominal value. Nevertheless, it appears that the postal clerk was not familiar with this regulation. Reforestation stamps in front. The overall postage amounted to 18.08 Dong (including the implied value of 48 xu for the free franks). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in May of 1983. The lettre features two fo the 5 Dong World Congress stamps. The left one shows a significant passer-shift of the green printing color. The 2 Dong Asiad stamp also shows the plate error of “partially missing head of the child” (top stamp). Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Reforestation stamps in front and back. The overall postage amounted to 17.3 Dong. Green Fuzlda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in March of 1983. The letter carries varieties of the 50 xu World Congress set plus a pair of the 30 xu Reforestation that shows a double perforation strike in-between stamps. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage amounted to 6.75 Dong. Fula arrival and green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1989 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Helikopters set plus stamps from the Reforestation (imperforate), Mushroom, Cambodian National Day and Sea Shell sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Reforestation 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 1.20 oD = 0.12 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (875 nD) plus the red free frank for 5,880 nD for 6,755.12nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103100

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