Unified Vietnam, Soccer World Championship Spain, July 25th, 1982, Michel Nr. 1248-1253; Six stamps in the nominals of 50 xu (three stamps), 1 Dong (two stamps) and 2 Dong were issued perforated 12:12.5 and im-perforated.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in January of 1984. The letter features two strips of five of the Cuba stamps some ion which feature the plate errors described above. The overall postage amounted to 38.15 Dong (including the red free frank for 2.15 Dong). Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse. Unusual red cancels.

Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in September of 1982. The letter carries two blocks of four of the red 30 xu Cuba value. The top right stamp of the left block shows the plate error “HCM blind on one eye” and the top right stamp of the right block shows a printing flaw of a “yellow circle next to HCM’s face”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also a military free frank  issued in 1981. Military free franks were not valid for international postage due to their lacking nominal value. Pair of 2 Dong Soccer stamps on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 31.9 Dong. Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Tan Ninh to Klewitz in July of 1983. The letter carries a block of four of the 5 Dong Union Congress value plus a number of the Soccer stamps for an overall postage of 57.60 Dong (including the rare red DA3.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” free frank of 26.1 Dong) . The 30 xu Ho Chi Minh stamp shows a double print of the red printing color. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz. The letter carries two pairs of the Environment HCM stamp that feature a number of the plate errors described above. The bottom pair also shows a double perforation in-between stamps. There are also six of the 12 xu Lotus stamp that show the rare Post Master Perforation (14-15). Error stamps and post master perforations on postally used cover are very rare. Soccer stamp on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 14.42 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter from May of 1983 featuring the Summit set plus the two color varieties of the 30xu HCM stamp from the Communist Party Congress set.  Four of the Soccer stamps are on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 15.7D. The zero money free frank was required to produce the r-label for the letter. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City on May 19th, 1984 to Klewitz. This is eight 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 50xu, 1D, 2D and 3D Olympic Games stamps and some of the Dahlia, Soccer and Flowering Woods stamps for an overall postage of 42.80D (excluding the red free frank that is illegible). Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.  Very rare.

Registered air mail letter mailed on May 17th, 1984 to Klewitz featuring the perforated 10D Olympic Games souvenir sheet along with some Soccer and Flowering Woods stamps for an overall postage 46.50D. 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 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 featuring four of the perforated 10D Ciconiiformes stamps plus some Soccer stamps for an overall postage of 99.40D (including the red free frank for 53D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front. The letter also carries the Military Free Frank that was issued in 1981 (no nominal) that was technical not valid for international postage but was accepted without any issue by the postal clerk.

 

Registration Nr. 103240

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