Stamps from Vietnam. Images of Disability. Digital Disability Themed Philately Collection of Postage Stamps
Vietnam Postage Stamp 1997 Disabled People and Sport
Features Tennis, tennis racket, tennis ball, rifle, shooting, disabled people, wheel chair,
logo Thể thao người khuyết tật Việt Nam (VSAD) Vietnam Sports for Disabled People.
The 2 stamps above were included in the Evidence of Payment A Postage Stamp Exhibition
Postage stamp artwork from the collection of Dr Paul Darke 29 August to 3rd October
Bounce! Arts Festival 2014 A Digital Disability and Arts Disability Forum (University of Aytypical) Exhibition & Event September 2014
Another Vietnam stamp depicting sport and Disability is from 1991 celebrating
The Golden Heart Charity for Disabled People
" Help us to Help Them"
with a tennis player in a wheelchair.
A second stamp in the same issue:
1991 Golden Heart Charity for Disabled People
" Help us to Help Them" refers to sight impairment..
Many of the Vietnam stamps in our collection reflect a history of conflicts,
many veterans and civilians maimed by war are used to promote rehabilitation.
Soldiers are welcomed home, injured, broken, proud and victorious...
stamps issued to disabled veterans included 'Returning Home',
children welcome an injured veteran with flowers,
Disabled veteran with drill
and Disabled soldier with small child.
Stamps depicting Disabled veterans often include images of their previous life as a soldier.
The 1961 Vietnam (National Front for the Liberation of Souhth Vietnam) stamp
celebrates the 101st Anniversary of Proposal for international Red Cross
showing a veteran learning to use crutches supported by a nurse.
This 1959 stamp is labelled in the catelogue as 'Invalids in rice field',
these were issued to veterans working on in agriculture, to use for private correspondence.
Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa. Democratic Republic of Vietnam
(State and Government Precedent State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the North of Vietnam from 1954 to 1976).
The image shows the rehabilitation of the war wounded, two men both amputees yet, working together they can operate the irrigation pump. Promoting rehabilitation and the ingenuity to adapt the agricultural work environment. But it looks like hardwork!