Unified Vietnam, Traditional Houses of Ethnic Groups, June 20th, 1986, Michel Nr. 1691-1698, Block 46;  Seven stamps with nominals of 1D (two stamps), 2D, 3D (two stamps) and 5D (two stamps) were issued in perforation 12.5:12 and imperforate. The souvenir-sheet was only issued perforated.

Here is the mint perforated set.

and here is the imperforate stamp set.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire perforated Traditional Houses set plus some Thälmann stamps for an overall postage of 33D. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the Traditional House souvenir-sheet, some perforated Traditional Houses stamps plus some Thälmann and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 32D. Souvenir-Sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Air mail letter mailed in October of 1986 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Traditional Houses set and the imperforate 30D Reconstruction stamp for an overall postage of 50D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the imperforate Cat set plus imperforate Traditional Houses and Reconstruction stamps for an overall postage of 42D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Air mail letter sent in February of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the imperforate Cat set plus imperforate Traditional Houses stamps for an overall postage of 28D. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mix of stamps denominated in old Dong (Peoples Army) and new Dong (Labor Day, Traditional Houses, Thälmann). Souvenir-sheets 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  10 oD =1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (33D) for 34 nD. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in April 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 (Protected Animals) and new Dong (Vietnamese Post, Bronze Vessels, Reconstruction, Traditional Houses, Year of the Cat). The Traditional House stamps and Protected Animal 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  3.50 oD =0.35 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (112 nD) plus the red free frank for 236 nD for 348.35 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1986 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Space Flight set and souvenir-sheet plus stamps from the Traditional Houses and Hai Phong Liberation sets. The Hai Phong Liberation stamps show a significant passer-shift making the lower columns of th bridge appear white. Error stamps and souvenir-sheets on postally used cover are very rare. The World Food Day stamps were still denominated in old Dong. 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  20 oD =2 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (33D)  for 35 nD. Green Fulda custom cachet on the reverse.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the perforated Bonsai set plus stamps from the Traditional Houses, Reconstruction and Indochina War sets for an  overall postage of 330 D (including the red free frank for 250D).  Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Indochina War, Labor Day, Reunification, Traditional Houses (imperforate), Year of the Car (Imperforate), Union Congress  and Asian Games (color varieties) sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Union Congress and Asian Games 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  3 oD =0.30 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (59 nD) plus the red free frank for 275 nD for 334.3nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries half of the perforated Butterflies set plus stamps from the Flat Fish, Traditional Houses (Imperforate), Reconstruction and Year of the Cat sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Flat Fish 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  2.4 oD =0.24 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (51 nD) plus the red free frank for 297 nD for 348.24 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in April of 1987 as a mixed currency franking from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other half of the perforated Butterflies set plus stamps from the Flat Fish, Traditional Houses (Imperforate), Reconstruction and Year of the Cat sets.  Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Flat Fish 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  1.6 oD =0.16 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (55 nD) plus the red free frank for 275 nD for 330.16 nD.

Registered air mail letter sent in July of 1987 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries three of the perforated National Assembly stamp set plus stamps from the Traditional Houses (Imperforate), Communist Party,  Bonsai, Labor Day and Rare Plants sets for an overall postage of 383D (including the red free frank for 272 D). Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registration Nr. 104090

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