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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 69.

Modern

Other Names
Koran Hu Lan Hulan Hū lán  
  呼蘭

(Now part of Harbin)

Hu-Lan  
  (Pinkiang)   Hulan (Map)  
  Map of 1945   Fu lan  
         
     
       
     
         
  Purple nationalist star above a  four character 中華民國 Chinese Republic overprint. This is a complete set of 4 stamps.

Fakes of this stamp have been seen in online auctions. Most are based upon Kerr's sketch and have a dent in the circular emblem at about 2 o'clock.

 
         
         
   
         

         
   
         
 

A soft black rubber overprint, the four characters read 郵政 Chinese Post.. This is a complete set of 11 stamps. Also in violet - see below. Examples of this overprint on the 50f stamp have been seen inverted and even printed sideways.

 
         

         
2f 10f + 10f 5f 40f + 40f 20f
     
30f
         
  A harder black woodblock overprint, the four characters read 郵政 Chinese Post.. This is a complete set of 10 stamps.  
         

         
       
         
 

Probable issue date 21st January 1946. A soft violet rubber overprint, the four characters read 郵政 Chinese Post.. This is a set of 10 stamps.

 

 

         
       
         
  This is a hard black .5 surcharge on the standard eight character Chan Chun overprinted 10f stamps. It is not entirely clear what value this represents, probably ˝ Yuan or Dollar.

All of the sets known for this town are shown 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.

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