Vietnam in the 20th century

Code: 819

   The year 2000, the last one of the 20th century, seems to be a bridge between the 20th and the 21st century.

   Looking forward to New Millennium, world-wide nations haven't forgotten to review gloriously historical milestones of their own countries & people, along with the world's progress & development in mankind's civilization.

   To welcome the New Millennium, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Vietnam in the 20th century" to mark the most outstanding events & personalities in Vietnam & the world as well in the 20th century to leave to the coming generations.

   This stampset consists of six values and one block:

On the stamp is the image of hammer & sickle; sunshining along with Xo Viet - Nghe Tinh patriotic movement.
Through the stamp, the designer would like to introduce the Vietnam Communist Party, (successor of Indochinese Communist Party) founded on 03.02.1930, who has led Vietnamese Revolution to gain victories after victories. The Party is always a pioneer like the "sun" to lead the whole country to success in the cause of struggle for national independence & construction.

The 6-1: Vietnam Communist Party

Outstanding on the stamp is the picture of President Ho Chi Minh making Independence Declaration at Ba Dinh Square - Hanoi on September 2nd, 1945 to give the birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, simultaneously proclaim Vietnam, a country of independence, freedom & happiness to the world. Apart from President Ho Chi Minh's portrait, the stamp shows general election for Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and uprising to regain administrative power from French colonialists at Northern Government's Office-Building, Hanoi.

The 6-2: The success of August Revolution

The stamp presents gloriously historical milestones:
+ Putting flag on the top of tuner of French Commander Office, gaining victory at Dien Bien Phu campaign on 07.5.1954.
+ Driving Southern liberation army's tank to Independence Palace, forcing Saigon puppet regime to unconditionally surrender and the South being completely liberated on 30.4.1975.
+ Gaining national reunification, the whole country joyfully singing the song of triumph "As Uncle Ho's presence on National Reunification Day".

The 6-3: Dien Bien Phu's Victory, the South of Vietnam's Liberation, national reunification.

The stamp shows the image of the 6th Congress of Vietnam Communist Party being pointed out country's renovation to build a wealthy country. In fact, over 10 - year renovation, Vietnam has harvested remarkable crop in all fields, such as: economy, science & technology, culture, education, health care, etc., raise growth rate to usher a new page for the country.

The 6-4: Vietnam's renovation

Industrialization & Modernization is a right direction in the cause of renovation by Communist Party. leading industries in this cause are electricity, electronics, telecoms, informatics & construction to integrate in the world, entering the 21st century.

The 6-5: Vietnam - Industrialization - Modernization

It is an important issue to integrate in the international community, in the region and in the world as well in the cause of national renovation with the purpose of enhancing the country's development in several fields, extending international relations & equality on economy, receiving scientific & technological advance, exchanging culture to learn about other countries' quintessence and develop Vietnamese cultural identity.

The 6-6: Vietnam's integration

In the centre of block is the 6 above values; on the selvage is the image of several world events & personalities in the 20th century: Lenin with Russian October Revolution (1917), triumph against fascism (1945) and some scientific & technological achievements on Space, Posts & Telecommunications, Electronics & Informatics, etc.

Date of issue : 01.01.2000
Designer : Stamp: Mrs. Vu Kim Lien
     Block : Mrs. Vu Kim Lien & Mrs. Nguyen Thi Sam
Stamp size : 32 x 43 (mm)
Block size : 190 x 120 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 20 stamps
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : paper (both gummed and ungummed)

Stamps 2000      Homepage