North Vietnam, Solidarity Conference of there World Union Association; October 20th, 1963, Michel Nr. 282; A single stamp in the nominal of 12 xu was issued in perforation 11.0.

Mint block of four

Very rare local letter from Da Tong, Quang Ninh Province to Hanoi. Franked correctly with 12 xu. Most local letters got destroyed during the decade long war, the humid climate that can destroy paper in a few years and the constant recycling of paper as a scarce raw material.

Another very rare local letter from April of 1964 with a single franking of the 12xu stamp this time addressed to a member of the Vietnamese Armed Forces (see the Hom Thu code in the address line).

Interesting letter sent to Klewitz in West Germany . It was franked with only 12 xu which was the reduced tariff for letters to fellow socialist countries (i.e East Germany). Of course Fulda was stated in West Germany but the postal clerk got duped by the description “Germany RD” which stood for East Germany. No postage due was ever charged.

Here is a single franking of the stamp that is on a correctly paid with 12xu as it went to the Soviet Union, a Eastern socialist country for which the domestic letter rate of 12xu applied. Moscow airport cachet on front. Moscow arrival cancel on the reverse.

Here is a very colorful franking sent to Klewitz in October, 1981. It carries one of the 12 xu solidarity stamps and other North Vietnamese stamps for an overall postage of 2.06 Dong. The postage must be accurate as the postal clerk specifically added a printed free frank of 65 xu at the back of the letter. Please note that the 12 xu GANEFO Games value shows a double print of the grey/black color that can be seen as a shadow of the football player. Also the GANEFO Games value are printed on art paper. This can be seen by the fine contours and the slightly darker colors.  The GANEFO issue also exists on standard white paper and newsprint.

Rare registered express mail letter sent to Klewitz in October of 1980. It carries the entire set plus one of the 12 xu Solidarity Conference stamps for an overall postage of 4.81 Dong. Fulda arrival cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. Unusual hand-made express mail label.

Registration Nr. 100840

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