Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|Iran||I Lan||Yilan||Yī lán|
|Map of 1945|
|2Y on 5f||5Y on 1Y|
Complete set of two surcharges in soft black. The four top characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post, left is the surcharge and to the right 暫作 Temporary Use.
Note - Chan lists a 1Y on 5f and 5Y on 12f in addition to the above - these extra values may not have been regularly issued.
|2Y on 3f||2Y on 5f||2Y on 13f|
|2Y on 20f||2Y on 30f||2Y on 50f|
|2Y on 1Y||5Y on 1Y||5Y on 1Y|
Set of 9 surcharges in red. Kerr has
these split into two groups without any real explanation, here both
groups are combined.
four top characters read
中國郵政 Chinese Post,
left is the surcharge and to the right 暫作
2Y on 3f Error
Kerr makes two points with regard to this set, firstly that the top row of characters and the surcharges are made from two separate chops, and also that there may be further values.
|2Y on 5f||Opt in Black|
|2Y on 5f||Opt in Red|
|A very large surcharge, both with an additional overprint of the top row of characters from the previous set, either in red or black. This is a complete set.|
|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.|