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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 111.


Other Names
Unknown Kwei Lin Kwai lin Guln  

桂 林



  Hei shih  
  Not found on Map   Kuan den  

Unrecorded   horizontal diagonal
    horizontal diagonal
    horizontal diagonal  

This is a soft black chop the four characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

Above is a set of 16 values (the f is unrecorded elsewhere to my knowledge). Kerr does not recognise the diagonal overprints which appear on the 2f, 5f and 13f and lists this chop as extremely suspect.  Of the stamps with a horizontal overprint the 2f, 10f and 39f are said to be not normally issued.

This is the only set of overprinted 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.