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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 33.

Modern

Other Names
Chūzensho Chung Chien Zhongqiansuo Zhōng qiŠn suǒ

Chung-ch'ien-so

  中 前 所

Now Qiansuocheng

Chung Hsien

Joong chien so

  (Chinchow)   Chang Cheng  
  Map of 1945   Chung Tsien Tso  
         
         
     
  1Y on 2f   5Y on 20f  
 

This is a soft black surcharge and above is a complete set of 2 stamps. The top two characters 中華 China, then value (?) with the surcharge below.

 
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.