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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 122.

Modern

Other Names
Ryōyō Liao Yang Liaoyang LiŠoyŠng  
 

The oldest city in Manchuria dating back to Shang and Yin dynasties 1770-1122bc. Liao nan  
 

(Liaoning)

Lien nan   
  Map of 1945 Liaoyang  
         
   
  1Y on 2f 3Y on 2f  
       
 

    

 
  Misplaced 1Y Surcharge 5Y on 10f Misplaced 5Y Surcharge  
         
 

This is a hard black surcharge often with mis-placed values. The top four characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic, below these is the surcharge.

In Chiu's Supplement Vol 8. Chapter 2 Page 315 of August 1959. He says this overprint was machine printed on sheets of 100 stamps in Chin Chou by the Sen Yau Printing Press.

Quantities Printed
$1 on 2f = 1,340,000
$3 on 2f = 600,000
$5 on 10f = 980,000

He states that they were sent to Sui Chung and PO's in Jehol. He added that the 10f Friendship Issue caused offence to the Government in Changchun and they ordered these withdrawn from 1st Feb 1946.

 
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.
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