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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 41.


Other Names
Fukin Fu Chin Fujin F jǐn  
  富 錦


Fu Jin  
  (Sankiang)   Fu-chin  
  Map of 1945   Fuchin (Map)  


 These are found on some early post-war stampless covers. This reads  郵政 Chinese Post,  郵票另纳 Postage Paid , 富 錦 Fu Chin


50f on 2f 50f on 3f 50f on 4f 50f on 5f 50f on 10f
50f on 10f 50f on 12f 50f on 13f 50f on 20f 50f on 1Y



  5Y on 3f 5Y on 4f 5Y on 12f  
    5Y on 1Y    

Above is part of a set of 14 surcharges overprinted in black. There is only one further overprint known for this town.

The 1Y value is mentioned in Kerr's corrections section - book 1, (Note - Chan is missing this stamp or has discounted it). I suspect other values have yet to be recognised.

  50f on 2f 3Y on 12f  
    50f on 10f    
    3Y on 13f    
  This is a set of five surcharges. It is easy to mistake these overprints for random blue markings. Each stamp has 14 small characters in soft blue which are often almost invisible and two larger characters to indicate the surcharge.  
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.