Vietnam

Eleven official seal designs are known from Vietnam. Many have also been used as censor seals.



Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU February 8, 1965

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: Bilingual Vietnamese/French "BUU-IỆN ("POST OFFICE") VIỆT-NAM / Postes et Télécommunications du Viét-Nam / BUU - VỤ / Service des Postes"

Control Number: None

Description: Envelope insufficiently paid for airmail sent in 1965 from Murcia, Spain to Thôt Nôt, South Vietnam with earliest known type Vietnamese official seal affixed at right. Likely a censorship usage.

Courtesy of Jim Drummond by permission.




Catalog: Drummond OS4 (green paper) and OS7 (gray paper)

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 11, 1988

Printing: Black on coarse green, black on coarse gray

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "BUU-IỆN / "BUU-IỆN" (OS4) and bilingual Vietnamese/French "BUU-IỆN / Postes / et / Télécommunications" (OS7)

Control Number: None

Description: December 1987 cover from Alhambra, CA to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam "Damaged in High Speed / Cancelling Equipment" in Alhambra and repaired upon arrival in Hanoi on three sides with two different types of Vietnamese seals.

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