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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 50.


Other Names
Kairin Hai Lin Hailin Hǎi lín  
(Hailun is also called by this name).

海 林

  Hai Ling  


  Hailin (Map)  
  Map of 1945      
  20f on 2f   50f on 3f  
  2Y on 10f   2Y on 10f  
  This is a soft violet surcharge with four characters reading 中華民國   Chinese Republic shown at the top, below this the surcharge is shown on the left and to the right Temporary Use.  
    50f on 2.5f    

This is an identical surcharge to those shown above. Perhaps they ran out of 3f stamps and violet ink.

This is the only set of overprinted stamps known for this village.

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.