South Vietnam, Reopening of the Saigon-Dong Ha Rail Line, August 7th, 1959, Michel Nr. SVN 188-191; Four stamps in nominals of 1D, 2D, 3D and 4D were issued in perforation 13.

Here is the mint set

and here the postally used set

These stamps were not officially released imperforate, however, a small number of imperforate trial proofs have come to market. Here are imperfroate blocks of four of the three high values.

Enpreuves de Luxe; Name of the printing company “Atelier de Fabrication des Timbres-Postes, Paris” at bottom right.

Mixed franking of the 2D Rail Line value (4) together with the 50c UNESCO stamp paying an overall postage of 8.50D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Rare single franking of the 3D value on a domestic letter (full contents preserved) sent from Hue Ngay to Saigon in January of 1962. Saigon machine arrival cancel on the reverse.

Rare multiple franking of the 3D value (3) paying an overall postage of 9D on an international air mail letter sent from Nha Trang to France in September of 1962. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the entire Madonna set together with stamps from the Railroad Line, Defense Against Malaria, Children’s Day and Land Reform sets paying an overall postage of  18.80D on a registered air mail letter sent from Tam-Ky to West Germany in July of 1962. Illegible transit cancels on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 4D Rail Line and 10D National Assembly stamp paying an overall postage of 14D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States.

Mixed franking of the 4D Ral Line value (2) together with the 50c Buildings stamp paying an overall postage of 8.50D on an international letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1960. Saigon machine transit cancel on the reverse.

Mixed franking of the 50c (2) and 1D Buildings and Landscapes stamps together with stamps from the Air Mail, Railway Line, Meteorology, Moral Arming of Youth, UNESCO and Revolt against Ngô Đình Diệm sets paying an overall postage of 28D on an international air mail letter sent from Saigon to the United States in January of 1965.

Mixed franking of the 2D Agrarian Reform stamps (3) together with the 4D Railroad stamp paying an overall postage of 10D on an international registered air mail letter sent from Saigon to India in August of 1959. Indian arrival cancel on the reverse.

Registration Nr. 200290

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