Unified Vietnam, Vietnamese Painters, December 7th, 1984, Michel Nr. 1513-1518; Six stamps in nominals of 30xu, 50xu, 1D, 3D, 5D and 10D were issued in perforation 12 and imperforate.

Hers is the mint perforated set

and here the mint imperforate set

Air mail letter sent in March of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter features the entire perforate Vietnamese Painters set plus stamps from the Union Conference, Communist Party and Friendship sets for an overall postage of 50.85D. The Union Conference stamp on the reverse shows the plate error “missing dates”. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet.

Air mail letter sent in March of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter features the entire imperforate Vietnamese Painters set plus stamps from the Union Conference, Soccer and Union Conference sets for an overall postage of 31.30D. The Soccer stamps are all imperforate. The Provisional Overprint stamps on the reverse shows an overprint that is shifted to the right. Error stamps and imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare.

Registered air mail letter from August of 1985 that features four of the 50xu Union Congress set stamps that shows a partial failure of the black printing run. There is also a mis-perforated 5D Liberation of Hai Phong stamp and one Vietnames Painters stamp. Error stamps on petal used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 129.8D (including the red free frank for 46D). Green Fula custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries eight of the 50xu Union Congress stamps. The strip shows a veryhorizontal double perforation strike plus the two Vietnam, Laos Cambodia Friendship stamps show plate errors. Errors stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The overall postage of the letter amounted to 243.8D (including the red free frank for 216D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh To Klewitz. The letter carries a strip of three of the Communist Party stamp plus stamp from the Vietnamese Painters, Provisional Overprint, Friendship and Raffael stamps for an overall postage of 243.30D (including the red free frank for 172D). Green Fulda custom cachet on front.

Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries a mass franking of the 2D Communist Party value plus the Vietnamese Painters set. The Vietnamese Government conducted a currency reform on September 14th, 1985 by which the Dong was devalued by 10:1. This meant that all the stamps (including there Vietnamese Painter set) on this cover were only worth one tenth of their face value at the time of mailing. The overall postage of the letter hence was 247.80 = 24.78 plus 18D of the red free frank for 42.78D. Fragment of green Fulda custom cachet.

Registered air mail letter sent in August of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries stamps from the Hai Phong Liberation, Orchids, Five Year Plan, Friendship, Vietnamese Painters and other sets for an overall postage of 230.02D (including the red free frank for 173D). Framenr of green Fulda custom cachet on front and reverse.

Air mail letter sent in December of 1985 from HO Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the entire imperforate Sea Animals set plus stamps from the Vietnamese Painters, Hai Phong Liberation and Communist Party sets. There is also a 12 xu Lotus stamp with the rare post master perforation. Imperforate stamps and stamps with post master perforation are very rare on postally used cover. All stamps on this letter 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 56.12 oD =5.61 nD.

Air mail letter sent in May of 1985 from Tan Binh to Klewitz as a mixed currency franking. The imperforate Halley and Musical Instrument stamps were already denominated in new Dong while the Vietnamese Painters stamp were denominated in old currency. The right 5D Halley stamp shows the plate error of “red dot above comet”. Imperforate 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 16.8 oD =1.68 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (33D)  for 34.68 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 imperforate stamps from the Rare Plant, Poultry and Vietnamese Painters sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Vietnamese Painters 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 18.80 oD =1.88 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (17 nD)  for 18.88 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 imperforate stamps from the Rare Plant, Poultry and Vietnamese Painters sets. Imperforate stamps on postally used cover are very rare. The Vietnamese Painters 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 oD =0.1 nD. plus the stamps in new Dong (23 nD)  for 23.1 nD.

Registration Nr. 103780

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