Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|Hokuanchin||Peh An Chen||Bei'anzhen||Běi ān chēn||
Bei an tsun
|北安(鎭)||Peh-an station.||Peian chen|
|Map of 1945||Pei-an-chen|
This is the only overprint for Peh An
Chen. The outer
four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post
in the centre 暫用Temporary Use. It appears in soft purple or black. The purple set has 12
There is also a 2f booklet pane with this overprint.
The black set has 10 values. The 2f and
4f booklet panes exist with this overprint.
All of the overprints known for this village 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.|