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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 156.

Modern

Other Names
Haisen Pai Chuan Baiquan Pái quán Baichuan
  拜(拝)泉   Pai-ch'uan  
  (Peian)   Paichuan (Map)  
  Map of 1945   Bai chuan  
                                                                               
1Y on .5f 1Y on 1f 1Y on 2f 1Y on 2f 1Y on 2.5f
1Y on 3f 1Y on 4f 1Y on 5f 1Y on 5f 1Y on 7f
1Y on 10f 1Y on 20f 5Y on 8f 5Y on 9f 5Y on 10f

5Y on 12f 5Y on 13f 5Y on 15f 5Y on 20f 5Y on 30f
   

 

   
  A full set of 20 surcharges in soft black. The four top characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post, left is the surcharge and to the right Temporary Use.  
         
       
    5Y on 30f Blue Grey    
         
  Kerr does not recognise the Grey Blue chop but this is mentioned in Chan and is quite common. Fakes have also been seen in bright violet.  
         
   
         
   
         
  Kerr and Chan both list a further 5 stamps with an overprint of similar design, Kerr states these come from a Russian collection although they appear more widespread that he thought.  
         
   
         
   
         
  This is a full set of 6 values overprinted in black. The same rubber chop is used in violet - see below. The four outer characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic, centre Temporary Use.  
         
              
         
  These stamps are unlisted by Kerr and Chan the unlisted set has five values including a 2f and 3f. The status of these examples is unknown but as none the stamps used are thought to have been overprinted at this time. I consider them doubtful.  
         
         
  The card above appeared at auction. If genuine it is difficult to see how it could be anything but philatelic. 3 fen was not a rate that would have enabled a card to be sent at this time and the dater is money transfer and not postal.  
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
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  This is a distinctive set of eleven values in violet. As above, the four outer characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic, centre Temporary Use.

Fakes have been seen in online auctions.

 
         
              
         
  This is a soft black overprint. The four outer characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic, centre Temporary Use. It can be found on the 2f and 4f booklet stamps only.

All of the overprints listed 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.