Unified Vietnam, Stamp Exhibition Vancouver 86 “Airplanes”, September 30th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1720-1726; seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 13 and imperforate.

Stamps sold at Vietnamese post offices were un-gummed while stamps sold by the official philatelic stamp agency were sold with gum.

Here is the mint perforated set.

and the mint imperforate set

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Union Congress, Defense and Production, HCM Birthday (imperforate) ) and new Dong (Airplanes, Bonsai, National Assembly, Rare Plants). 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  16.3 oD =1.63 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (63 nD) plus the red free frank for 300 nD for 364.63 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in June of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Union Congress, Defense and Production, HCM Birthday) and new Dong (Airplanes, Bonsai, National Assembly). There is also a 30D stamp from the National Liberation Front denominated in South Vietnamese Dong. These stamps became valid after reunification but were devalued by 500:1. There are also different color variations of the Union Congress stamps. 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  19 oD =1.90 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (43 nD) plus the red free frank for 320 nD plus the NLF stamp 30 SVND: 500 = 0.06 nD for 364.96 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Provisional Overprints) and new Dong (Airplanes, Poultry (Imperforate), Reconstruction, Musical Instruments (imperforate)). The Provisional Overprint stamps show a double vertical perforation strikeImperforate and error 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 (78 nD) plus the red free frank for 292 nD for 370.2 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps that were still denominated in old Dong (Provisional Overprints) and new Dong (Airplanes, Poultry (Imperforate), Reconstruction, Musical Instruments (imperforate) and Communist Party). The Provisional Overprint stamps show a double vertical perforation strikeImperforate and error 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 (52 nD) plus the red free frank for 278 nD for 330.2 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Air mail letter sent in July of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Airplanes set plus imperforate Ha Long Bay stamps (old Dong) and a perforated National Assembly stamp. 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  8.5 oD =0.85 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (60 nD)  for 60.85 nD.

Air mail letter sent in July of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Airplanes set plus imperforate Ha Long Bay stamps (old Dong) and a perforated National Assembly stamps. 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 7 oD =0.70 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (70 nD)  for 70.7nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in February of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Airplanes set plus stamps from the HAFNIA Stamp Exhibition and Hoa’ng Sa sets for an overall postage of  946D (including the two red free frank for 1,270D). Unusual use of two different free frank machines on the same cover. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Airplanes set plus stamps from the Year of Peace and Old Ship sets for an overall postage of 1,447D (including the red free frank for 1,336). Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries most of the perforated Airplanes set plus stamps from the Water and Mountainspirit, VANCOUVER Airplanes and Humane Living sets for an overall postage of 1,243D (including the red free frank for 1,105).  Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in January of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the perforated Airplanes and the souvebir-sheet plus stamps from the Water and Mountain Spirit, VANCOUVER Airplanes and Hanoi Air Attack sets for an overall postage of 1,211D (including the red free frank for 1,060).  Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in March of 1988 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated and imperforate Solidarity Committee set plus stamps from the Butterflies, Wicker Basket, VANCOUVER Airplanes, Cacti and Vietnamese-Russian Friendship sets for an overall postage of 1,221 (including the red free frank for 1,034D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104130

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