Unified Vietnam, 5. National Women Congress, May 19th, 1982, Michel Nr. 1230-1231; Two stamps, both in 12 xu nominals and in perforation L12 were issued.
This set is known on white and on yellowish paper. Here is there int set on white paper:
This is the mint set on yellowish paper:
Here is a mint error stamp with the entire yellow color run missing.
Detailed scan of the affected area:
Here is a plate error that shows a brown dot under “12”. It is located on the top right stamp of this mint block of four (Position A10).
Detailed scan of the affected area
Mint block of six that was printed of a dirty printing plate. The block shows an extensive yellow overlay on all stamps and the selvage.
Here are original sheets of the set on yellowish paper. The selvage is complete but simply partially cut-off by the scanning process. Both sheets show some of the plate errors that have already been documented above.
Platte Error “damaged V in VIETNAM” (Field A1)
Platte error “brown dot under 12” (Field A10)
Plate Error “white field under M of NAM” (Field C10)
Plate error “broken B in BUU” (Field A1)
Platte error ” broken B and U in BUU” (Field E1)
Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in August of 1982. The letter carries the Women Congress set plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 22.82 Dong (including the red free frank for 15.5 Dong). Transit cancel on the reverse. Green Fulda custom cachet one front.
Registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in November of 1982. The letter carries both Women Union sets plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 20.74 Dong. Unusual red cancel. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Rare registered letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz. The letter features the perforated and im-perforated stamp plus other NVN stamps for an overall postage of 12.64 (including the red free frank for 5 Dong). Im-perforated trial proofs are very rare on postally used cover. Women Congress set in front. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered letter sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz in December of 1983. The letter carries a number of the Environment stamps in different color shades. The revers also carries the Karl Marx stamp in the rare color lilac-red. Error stamps on postally used cover are very rare. Women Congress stamp on the reverse. The overall postage amounted to 53.62 Dong. Green Fulda custom cachet on front. The zero money red free frank was required to produce the R-label that came out of the same machine.
Registered air mail letter sent from Nguyen Trai to Klewitz in January of 1984. The letter carries the Rafaell souvenir sheet and stamps from the Women Congress and Einstein series for an overall postage of 16.06D (including the red free frank for 4.62D). Souvenir sheets on postally used cover are very rare. Green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registered air mail letter sent in November of 1984 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the other parts of the perforated Dien Bien Phu set, two military free franks with the Dien Bien PHu theme, Vietnamese Union Conference and Women Congress stamps for an overall postage of 51.48D. The military free franks were not valid for international postage but the postal clerk obviously did not object to their use. Partial green Fulda custom cachet.
Registered air mail letter sent in October of 1985 from Ho Chi Minh City to Klewitz. The letter carries the perforated Youth Festival set plus stamps from the End of WW2, Bulgaria, August Revolution and Women Congress sets. There is also a 12 xu Lotus stamp with Post Master Perforation. 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 53.16 oD = 5.31 nD. plus the red free frank for 17.6 nD or 22.91 nD. Fragment of the green Fulda custom cachet on front.
Registration Nr. 103210