Vietnam's architectural works under French regime bear typical imprints of architecture in late 19th & early 20th centuries. Furthermore, these are original fine-art works because of their harmony of placement, internal & external decoration. These works marking a historic period in Vietnam have been restored & preserved as the nation's precious heritage.
In order to introduce some outstanding architectural works in this period, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Vietnamese Architecture in late 19th & early 20th centuries" consisting of three values and one block.
- The 3 - 1: Northern Government's Office-Building (in Hanoi) - 400d
The architectural work was designed after Renainsance style with trefoil- shaped steel veranda roof.
- The 3 - 2: Museum of History (in Ho Chi Minh City) - 400d
The work built in 1929, was designed after Indochinese style by Mr. Dalaval, a French architect. The octagon-shaped building has ventilators, roofs with traditional decorative lines.
- The 3 - 3: Duc Ba Cathedral - 12,000d
The work designed after the style of Notre Dam Cathedral in Paris (France) was built in 1931. For decades, this cathedral has still remained the fresh red-brown of special brick from France.
- The Block: Big Theatre (in Hanoi) - 15,000d. The work was buit in 1911. It looks like the small image of Gamier Theatre in Paris (France), being both portly and charming in French classical architectural style. The work is regarded a beautiful flower in the centre of Hanoi.
Date of issue : 10.06. 1999
Designer : Mrs. Hoang Thuy Lieu (COTEVINA)
Stamp size : 46 x 31 (mm)
Block size : 96,5 x 62,5 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 25 stamps
FDC : 1 cover
FDC size : 170 x 110 (mm)
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : standard paper (both gummed and ungummed)