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Vietnam Postal History During The Vietnam War

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Posted 09/09/2020   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, those are aerograms with the same design as South Viet Nam military stamps M1 and M3 of 1961 and 1969, I believe.
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Posted 09/09/2020   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much, Danko! I will check if I have the original stamps and will post them here.

Both countries, North and South Vietnam, issued many propaganda stamps which I will show them from time to time.

One of the famous photos of the Vietnam War is the capturing of the American pilot Capt. William "Bill" Robinson by the NVA. He was captured on Sept. 20, 1965, in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, while on a rescue mission, after the Kaman HH43B "Huskie" helicopter on which he served was shot down of by the NVA. Shortly after his capture, Bill's photo was taken with a petite North Vietnamese woman carrying a gun. It was later used in a propaganda campaign and depicted on the following Vietnamese stamps issued on June 5, 1967.

Bill was the longest American soldier held as a prisoner of war. He was released during Operation Homecoming on February 12th, 1973 by the North Vietnamese, a little over 7 years as a Prisoner of War.


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Posted 10/01/2020   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
During Vietnam War, North Vietnam issued several set of stamps marking the number of American air planes shut down by the Vietnamese army and the Vietcong forces. Here is a set issued on June 25, 1968 marks the shut down of 3000 air planes. I try to find the original photos served as models to design these stamps:





Next time I will post war propaganda stamps issued by South Vietnam
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Posted 10/10/2020   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
During Vietnam War, North Vietnam issued many propaganda and military related stamps. Many of them were posted in this thread mainly by OldDuffer. Here is an example of a North Vietnamese propaganda stamp issued on October 20, 1963:

South Vietnam also issued several propaganda and military related stamps although not much like the North. Here is a small group of them:

The left stamp was issued by South Vietnam, calling to unification of Vietnam. It has the date July 20, 1954, in which the Geneva Agreement was signed, declared that Vietnam was to be divided into North and South at the seventeenth parallel until elections could be held in 1956. The right stamp was issued by North Vietnam on November 7, 1977 shows Vietnamese children drawing the map of united Vietnam:

Victory of Binh Long, issued by South Vietnam on November 25, 1972:

Victory of Quang Tri, issued by South Vietnam on February 24, 1973:

War injured soldiers, issued by South Vietnam on September 1, 1972:
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Posted 10/19/2020   11:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ho Chi Minh (1890 - 1969) was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and statesman. He served as prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh leaded his country in the Vietnam war aimed to unified both parts of Vietnam. As the war continued, he became less involved in the war's decisions and served more as a highly visible figurehead president for the Vietnamese people until his death in 1969.

North Vietnam issued many stamps show HCM as propaganda stamps or to commemorate special events. Here are examples of three stamps:

Several foreign countries also issued stamps show Ho Chi Minh. Here is a small selection of them:

DDR, issued on September 2, 1970:

Cuba, issued on May 19, 1970 to mark the 80th birth anniversary of HCM:

USSR, issued on July 12, 1980 to mark the 90th birth anniversary of HCM:

Laos, issued on May 11, 1990 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of HCM. I enclose the photo used as a model to design the stamp:

Laos, HCM and Kaysone Phomvihane, issued on July 18, 2002 to mark the 25th anniversary of friendship treaty and 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Laos and Vietnam. The original photo shows also Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge leader, to the left of HCM but excluded from the stamp:

Laos, HCM and Kaysone Phomvihane, joint issued with Vietnam on July 18, 2012 to mark the 35th anniversary of friendship treaty and 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Laos and Vietnam:
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Posted 10/19/2020   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To add one to the series of planes shot down - this one from 1966 at 1,500.

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