Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|Haisen||Pai Chuan||Baiquan||Pái quán||Baichuan|
|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 暫作 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 新用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.|
This is a distinctive set of eleven
values in violet. As above, the four outer characters read
Fakes have been seen in online auctions.
This is a soft black overprint. The four
outer characters read
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.|