Unified Vietnam, Soccer World Cup 1986 Mexico I, November 30th, 1985, Michel Nr. 1633-1640, Block 43; Seven stamps in the nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D (two stamps), 3D, 4D, 6D and one souvenir-sheet with a 10D nominal were issued in perforation 12.75 (13.0 for the souvenir-sheet) and imperforate. The stamps and souvenir-sheet sold at Vietnamese post offices was sold without gum while the official stamp agency distributed them to dealers and collectors with gum. The souvenir-sheet was only issued perforated.

Here is the mint perforated set

and here the imperforate stamp set

First Day Covers

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Mexico World Cup perforated set and the souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Spain World Cup (imperforate), New Year, Union Congress, Hai Phong Liberation and provisional Overprint sets. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. All the stamps on this cover 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 94 oD =9.4 nD. plus the red free frank for 30 nD for a total of 39.4 nD.

Air mail letter sent in June of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Mexico World Cup stamp set  in front and the perforated Argentina Stamp Exhibition set on the reverse. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. All stamps on this cover 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 19 oD =1.9 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Asean Games) and new Dong (Laos, Cats, National Assembly, World Cup). The two Asian Games stamps on the reverse both shows the two major color variations of this stamp. The World Cup stamps are imperforate. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover 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 overall postage hence amounted to  2 oD =0.20 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (83D) plus the red free frank for 290D for 373.20 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in May of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Communist Party) and new Dong (all other stamps). The two 10 xu Communist Partystamp on front show the plate error of “broken T OF VIETNAM”. The World Cup stamps are imperforate. Imperforate and error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. There is also the rare 10D from the Bronze souvenir sheet from 1986. 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  0.1 oD =0.01 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (111D) plus the red free frank for 262D for 373.01 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in December of 1990 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated World Cup Mexico II stamp set plus stamps from the Animals (souvenir-sheet), World Cup Mexico I (souvenir-sheet) and Prehistoric Animals sets for an overall postage of 13,360D (including the red free frank for 6,750D). Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 103940

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