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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 136.


Other Names
Bōjizan Mao Erh Shan Mao'ershan Mao-erh-shan  

帽 兒 山

Now a well known Ski Resort. Maoerhshan (Map)  


  Map of 1945    
  Full set of seventeen values with an eight character black overprint 北東North East,  Temporary Use, 中國郵政 Chinese Post. This chop appears in two sizes, one slightly longer than the other indicating that at least two hand-stamps were in use.  
  Identical to the above in hard blue a set of ten values with an eight character overprint reading 北東North East,  Temporary Use, 中國郵政 Chinese Post.  
  Full set of six 9.2 Victory Commemorative overprints in black.  
  Full set of six Unification Commemorative overprints in black.  


The following commemorative overprints appear on stamps printed by the Hsin Min press and surcharged with new values using a black typeface made up of Sung No 5 with additional characters reading Restricted for use in the North East. Due to wartime shortages the Hsin Min press were forced to use a variety of different papers to complete the contract and as a result more than one type of paper can be found for some of the stamps shown below.

Type 1 - Newsprint (off white with a slight screen texture)
Type 2 - Yellowish White Paper
Type 3 - White Paper (white and smooth)
Type 4 - Soft Native Paper



  1Y on 10Y Paper 3   4Y on 50Y Papers 2 and 3  

Double 10 Commemorative and surcharge in red on the North Eastern Provinces Issues. This is the full set.

Note: These commemoratives celebrate the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising of 10th October 1911. This uprising led to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and the formation of the Republic of China.

All known stamps 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.
        D136, D188, D189