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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 73.


Other Names
Kasen Hua Chuan Huachuan Hu chuān  

The last set of stamps shown is also associated with Ch'ien Chen - Kerr 26.

  (Sankiang) Hwa Chwan (Map)  
  Map of 1945    
  10f on 2f 10f on 2f 2Y on 30f  
    5Y on 50f    
  This is very similar to a Mukden Type overprint as it reads 中華 China, Temporary Use but with the addition of a surcharge. The large characters make this chop very distinctive.  

This is a set of one stamps with a Mukden Style overprint reading 中華 China, Temporary Use in soft violet.

  Also associated with Ch'ien Chen - Kerr 26.  
  This town is either the next stop on the line or part of Hua Ch'aun itself. I have seen covers postmarked 千振 and this post office is listed in Fisher. See below.

  This is a set of 3 values overprinted in oily black ink. The top row reads 郵政 Chinese Post and below this Temporary Use 北東 North East.  
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.