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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 166.

Modern

Other Names
Hinken Pin Hsien Binxian Bīn xiÓn Pin hsin
From 1942 濱縣

Re-named in 1942 to  Pin-chou (Binzhou).

Bin hsien Pin Chow
Hinshū (Kirin) Pinhsien (Map)  
  Map of 1945 Ping-yang-hsien  
         

         
     
      
         
  A very soft black chop with a distinctive dent in the front lobe of the 民 character. The four characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic. Above is the complete set of 14 stamps.  
         

         
         
     
       
         
 

A soft slightly oily chop but very distinctive with the small widely separated characters. The four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post.

Shown in both Kerr and Chan. A total of 14 stamps for this set. This set has the height spacing of 14mm a second set exists that is identical with an overall height of 16mm (below).

 
 

         
         
     
 
         
  A soft slightly oily chop but very distinctive with the small widely separated characters. The four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post.

Shown in both Kerr and Chan. A total of 14 stamps for this set. This set has the height spacing of 16mm a second set exists that is identical with an overall height of 14mm (above).

 

 
            
  2f and 4f booklet panes for this set appear in Chan while Kerr only mentions a 2f pane which he lists as "not normally issed".  
         

         
         
     
                   
         
 

Also Pin Hsien, this black four character chop is overprinted with "Celebration Victory Anniversary Commemoration". There are 14 stamps in all in this set.

Two 10f stamps similar to the above with the overprint in violet instead of red are not mentioned by Kerr but do appear in Chan, these are the only examples known in this colour.

All stamps known 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.

        D101, D153, D262