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it is a stamp that has an olympic person with javilin i think. 5 rings,above the rings it says the thao the duc,under the rings it has 1d, down the right side it has BUU CH NH,across the bottom it says,VIET NAM CONG HOA. it is attached to the envelope with others. so are any of the stamps from viet nam  have any value?

The Olympic stamps you describe are modern.  If they are first day cover (sounds like they might be, but without seeing them, can't be sure), in any case as a first day cover it will have a value of about $1.  If it's just a stamp on envelop, then it's about 25 cents.

There are stamps from Vietnam which have higher values, but not in the modern issues.  With any stamp, their value comes from their scarcity, and modern stamps, aside from some kind of "error print" do not have a great deal of value, especially at low "face values".  A 1d stamp is like 1 cent.

Hope that helps,

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My expertise is in US, but I have a lot of exposure to worldwide, and with wide reference material, I will do what I can to answer questions about global stamps. In US I have extensive experience in all aspects (does include Administrative overprints for Cuba, China, Puerto Rico etc.). Also, Hawaii general issue and Revenue (pre-statehood). Of course still building knowledge but have been collecting since 1980. Air Mail is a favorite area, but not a limitation. Two specialty areas are Large Banknote issues, and Washington/Franklin identification. Strong experience in Carrier & Locals, Private Die (Also known as M&M for "Match & Medicine" but also includes some playing card and perfume stamp issues.) Recently have been building more back-of-book experience, especially around Official, Newspaper, Revenue and tax editions. Some covers, and cancellations, but not my strong suit. Another area I'm recently diving into. What I can't do: Anything non-US, as it's just not an area I focus on.


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