South Vietnam, National Library, April 14th, 1974, Michel Nr. SVN 558-559; Two stamps in nominals of 10D and 15D were issued in perforation 14:13.25. According to the official philatelic bulletin the printing quantity of the stamps was 3,000,000 and 2,000,000 respectively. The stamps were produced by Thomas de la Rue in Basingstoke, England in sheets of 50 stamps each.
Here is there mint set.
A few of the prepared but not issued stamps were left imperforate and sold this way after the war. Here is the set of these imperforate trial proofs.
Enpreuves de Luxe; printed on cardboard paper.
Rare single franking of the 10D National Library stamp using the 50% discounted military tariff on a letter sent by a member of the military (KBC 6183) to a civilian in Saigon in August of 1974.
Multiple franking of the 10D value (2) paying an overall postage of 20D on a domestic sent by a civilian in Saigon to a member of the military (KBC 3294/Political/Psychologic al Warfare likely located in Bien Hoa).
Mixed franking of the 20D Emperor Hung Vu’o’ng stamp together with stamps from the National Library, Day of the Farmer, Sisters Tru’ng and Allied Fighters sets paying an overall postage of 250D on an international air mail letter (full contents preserved) sent from Saigon to Switzerland in May of 1974.
Single franking of the 15D value on a domestic air mail letter sent by a civilian in Chi Nge to a member of the military (KBC 3294/Political/Psychologic al Warfare likely located in Bien Hoa).
Mixed franking of the 15D National Library stamp together with the 100D Wounded Soldiers stamp paying an overall postage of 115D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in August of 1974.
Mixed franking of the 300D UPU stamp together wit stamps from the Orchid, Development Aid and National Library sets paying an overall postage of 730D on a rare registered express mail letter sent from Saigon to West Germany in January of 1975. The 300D UPU stamp on postally used cover is very hard to find. Fulda arrival cancels on front and reverse. Frankfurt transit cancel on the reverse. Ex Klewitz.
Registration Nr. 201390