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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 116.

Modern

Other Names
Ransei Lan Si Lanxi Lán xī

Lang si

 

蘭  西

  Wing si  
 

(Pinkiang)

  Lang Hsi  
  Map of 1945   Lansi (Map)  
         
 

   
       
     
         
 

This is a complete set of four values. Kerr points out that this overprint is always "blurry". The four characters are 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

 
         

         
 

 

 

 
         
 

This is a complete set of two values. The chop is always feint, soft black and hard to read. The top four characters are 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

 
         
         
       
         
  This is a complete set with four well defined violet characters reading Temporary Use, North East.  
         
         
4f Booklet 12f
  Not listed by Kerr      
  This is a set of five values. The four soft black characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic. This overprint also appears on 2f and 4f booklet panes - only the 4f stamps are mentioned by Kerr. Chan uses the wrong image to illustrate this set in his 2000 catalogue.  
         
         
     
         
  This is a set of two values. The four very soft lilac characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

Examples of all the overprints known for this town are shown above.

 
         
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.
        D190