Unified Vietnam, Reptiles, April 3rd, 1983, Michel Nr. 1309-1316; Eight stamps in the nominals of 30xu (2 stamps), 50 xu , 80xu, 1D, 2D, 5D and 10D were issued in perforation 12.5:12.25 and imperforate.

Registered air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in February of 1984. The letter carries all  of the perforated Reptile set plus stamps from the Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Summit for an overall postage of 33.60D (including the red free frank for 2.40D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in March of 1984. The letter carries four of the perforated Reptile stamps, a pair of the 6xu Socialist Republic stamp with small and large star varieties and Aircraft, Mushroom and Train stamps for an overall postage of 59.62D. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent from Quan 5 (HCM City) to Klewitz in June of 1984. The letter features half of the imperforate Reptile set and stamps from the Sail Boat set for an overall postage of 27.30D. Imperfroate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent from Quan 5 (HCM City) to Klewitz in June of 1984. The letter features the other half of the imperforate Reptile set and stamps from the Sail Boat set for an overall postage of 27.40D. Imperfroate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent from Quan 5 to Klewitz on May 26th, 1984. This is fifteen days after Vietnam declared its boycott of the Summer Games so technically the stamps should have been invalid by then but clearly the postal clerk was not aware of that restriction. Due to their relatively short period of validity these stamps are extremely hard to find postally used. The editor has not seen any other postally used letters (other than the Klewitz letters featured below)  carrying these stamps. This letter carries the 30xu, 1D, 5D and 8D imperforate Olympic Games stamps and some of the Inter-cosmos and reptile  stamps for an overall postage of 30.50D. Very rare.

Registered air mail letter mailed on May 17th, 1984 to Klewitz featuring the imperforate 10D Olympic Games souvenir sheet along with some Soccer, Reptile and  Flowering Woods stamps/souvebir-sheet for an overall postage 53.00D. This is six days after Vietnam declared its boycott of the Summer Games so technically the stamps should have been invalid by then but clearly the postal clerk was not aware of that restriction. Due to their relatively short period of validity these stamps are extremely hard to find postally used. The editor has not seen any other postally used letters (other than the Klewitz letters featured below)  carrying these stamps. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R-label that came out of the same machine. Very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in April of 1984. The letter carries the perforated souvenir-sheet, stamps from the Rafaell and Reptile and two Socialist Republic stamps for an overall postage of 35.62D. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Local letter mailed in January of 1986 from Tan Binh to Ho Chi Minh City. The imprint on the postal stationary shows a significant paper fold. Since the postal tariff since 1984 had further increased to 10D the 50xu imprint had to be supplemented with stamps from the Union Congress and Reptiles.

Details scan of the affected area.

Registered air mail letter featuring both color variations of the imperforate Union Congress souvenir-sheets. The letter also carries two color variations of the 1D Asia Games stamp. Souvenir-sheets and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The letter was mailed in January of 1986 as a mixed currency franking. On September 14th, 1985 the Vietnamese Government devalued the Dong by 10:1. This meant that stamps issued prior to tha date were only worth one tenth of their face value at the time of mailing (40.7 Old Dong = 4.07 New Dong). Stamps issued after the davaluation date as well as the red free frank amounted to 34 NewDong for an overall postage of 38.07ND.

Registration Nr. 103380

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