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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 165.


Other Names
Honkei Pen Ki Benxihu Běnxī Pen ku hu
  本 溪 (湖)

(Liaoning Posts)

Pen-hsi Pen-hsi-fu

(see also Luda posts)

Penki (Map) Pen-hsi-hu
  Map of 1945

The site of another large SMR iron smelting works

20f on 3f 20f on 7f 20f on 30f 1Y on 1f 1Y on 2f
1Y on 3f 1Y on 7f 1Y on 50f 2Y on 2f 2Y on 4f
2Y on 7f 2Y on 12f 2Y on 30f 6Y on 1f 6Y on 2f
6Y on 4f 6Y on 12f   6Y on 30f 10Y on 2f

Soft violet or blue characters in watery ink reading 遼寧郵政 Liaoning Post with the surcharge in NE currency below left and characters to the right reading Temporary Use.. This is part of a set of 19 surcharged stamps. Kerr shows the colour as violet but some examples are distinctly blue.

  Additional Values with the Surcharge on the Right  
20f on 3f 1Y on 1f 1Y on 4f 1Y on 7f 1Y on 12f

Note - All overprints on this page were made using a combined chop printing four overprints at one time 2x2.



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.