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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 135.

Modern

Other Names
Unknown Man Chou Li Manzhouli Mǎnzhōulǐ  
 

滿 洲

Meaning "Inside Manchuria" because it was the first station on the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) 東清鐵路. Man-chou-li  
 

(Hsingan Pei)

Lupin (Map)  
  Map of 1945 Manchouli (Map)  
         
 

 

 
         
  Set of two stamps with a hard red 6 character overprint. The outer four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post in the centre Temporary Use. Kerr lists the 20f separately (see below), perhaps because it was issued later and states that other values may exist.

This overprint has been reported in blue (above blue grey) on a 4f and 6f and also in a mixed colour between red and purple.

 
         
         
         
     
         
  Full set of 7 stamps with a variable soft purple overprint. The outer four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post in the centre Temporary Use. Chan lists a 4f and 5f with slightly different characters to the above.  
         
         
       
         
  This is an unlisted overprint in soft black ink. The outer four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post in the centre Temporary Use. Not recorded by Kerr of Chan. Status unconfirmed and others may exist.  
         
         
5Y on 2f 5Y on 4f 5Y on 5f 5Y on 6f 5Y on 20f
   
  5Y on 30f 5Y on 50f 5Y on 1Y  
  Full set of 8 stamps with a hard violet overprint. The top four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post left is a surcharge followed by Temporary Use.  
         
         
       
         
  A single stamp with a hard red 6 character overprint. The outer four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post in the centre Temporary Use.

All stamps known for Manchouli 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.
        DC