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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 108.


Other Names
Kakukaten Kuo Kia Tien Guojiadian Guō jiā diÓn Ke shan

郭 家 店

  Kuo Chia Yao Kuo-chia-tien


  Ko Kia Ho

Koukiatien (Map)

  Map of 1945   Kwok jia den  

This is a very recognisable set due to the star emblem. These are the only stamps issued by this village. It should be noted that a 30f stamp is shown here, instead of the 20f mentioned by Kerr. Chan does not mention a 20f and from this I suspect this was one of Kerr's few errors. A 10f stamp printed sideways has also been seen but this may not be genuine.

Chan lists a further two sets for this town, these are not recognised by Kerr.

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.