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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 76.


Other Names
Kaden Hua Tien Huadien Hu diān  
  樺 甸


  (Kirin)   Hwa Den  
  Map of 1945   Hwatien (Map)  
  50f on 1f 50f on 2f  
  50f on 5f 50f on 10f 2Y on 50f  
    2Y on 1Y    
  This is a full set of seven surcharged stamps with a soft black overprint.

Chan lists, as an additional set, the 50f on 10f pair in black/violet, this may have been regarded by Kerr as simply be a colour variation.

All of the above stamps come from an old collection (pre-dating Kerr) in which the town is labelled Hwa Tien. I therefore believe that Chan is correct to include a violet hand-stamp for this town.

These are the only 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.