LaoPhil - 3rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the National Liberation Front (I) - October 5, 1963.
In 1963 my family was in Yokosuka Japan, my dad being in the navy. On one return trip from Hong Kong he brought me and my brother some packets of stamps from China. Included in it were the stamp series you had shown. Most notable to me at the time was one with the US helicopter being shot down. Of course at the time Scott was banning listing stamps from North Viet-Nam (among others). Being young, I thought I was quite the criminal having these "banned" stamps in my collection.
Best to you,
Many thanks, Pat! great story. I was born in 1961, grown in Israel and I don't remember we, the collector kids, saw stamps from Vietnam at all. All we had were stamps from Western countries, especially USA and the cheap East European countries stamps we used to buy in small packets.
During Vietnam War, many countries issued stamps to support North Vietnam. I personally add them to my collection. Here is a stamp issued by Algeria on February 17, 1973 with the slogan "Homage to the Vietnamese People" and 27.1.1973, the date of the Signing of the Vietnam Peace Agreement in Paris. I enclose also the FDC issued: