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Vietnam Postal History During The Vietnam War

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Posted 03/30/2021   12:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a cover from my collection mailed from an automobile dealer in Vietnam in 1955. They sold Land Rovers, Chryslers, Plymouths, and Fargos. I was unsure what a Fargo was, so I had to look it up...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargo_Trucks

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Linus,
nice Paper Watermark "Moirans"
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Posted 03/30/2021   03:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Posted from onboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger while stationed in the waters adjacent to Vietnam supplying combat air support in Vietnam.



This one is a little less direct. The 327th Air Division was stationed in Taiwan but from 1966-1973 it controlled and was the base for an USAF airlift wing for USAF air support in Vietnam.

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Posted 06/09/2021   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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I failed to include "US Scott 1341" in my posting above for future search returns for that issue.
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Posted 11/27/2021   01:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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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,
Pat

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:

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"Invincible Vietnam" (cover from DDR)
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Posted 12/19/2021   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Operation Brotherhood

During Vietnam War, from October 1954 until December 1956, Filipino medic teams went to South Vietnam for humanitarian aid, with the approval of Magsaysay, the 7th president of the Philippines. Their efforts were known as Operation Brotherhood, which received international support in order to help the operation's goals to aid the Vietnamese refugees. The first "Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding" is given to "Operation Brotherhood" in acknowledgement of the spirit of service to other peoples in a time of need.

Operation Brotherhood, issued by South Vietnam in 1956. Designed by Ngo Cong Ho, Taiwan and engraved by the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Tokyo:




Ramon Magsaysay, 7th president of the Philippines - USA, 1957:
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Youth Moral Rearmament - South Vietnam FDC

Moral Re-Armament (MRA) was an international moral and spiritual movement that, in 1938, developed from American minister Frank Buchman's Oxford Group.

A set of four stamps was issued on October 26, 1961 by South Vietnam publicizing the Vietnamese Youth Moral Rearmament. I don't know whether this movement was involved in the war. Here are FDC and the stamps:




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