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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 18.


Other Names
Chōshū Chao Chow Zhaozhou Zhozhōu  


Chaochow (Map)  
  Map of 1945   Siao Chow  


This is a set of three stamps with an oily black overprint, widely spaced, reading 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

The design of this overprint appears to deliberately obliterate the value of the stamp making postal use problematic.

  3f   30f  
  This is a set of four stamps with a soft red overprint reading 中華民國 Chinese Republic. There appear to be two settings for this overprint, narrow and wide.

Note; The Chang Chun second issue overprint on 10f stamps could also be used at this town. They have been seen on covers used with and without the stamps shown above.

All of the stamps known for this village are listed above.

These stamps have been identified by using Volume II of the Stamp Catalogue of China by Shui-Hon Chan and the four booklet guide The Local Overprinted Stamps of Manchuria 1945-7 by Allen D Kerr (published 1978 and now out of print). Both works are essential for anyone delving seriously into this subject.