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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 179.


Other Names
Sanjōshi Shan Cheng Chen Shanchengzi Shān chéngzhèn  


Shan Cheng Tze  
  (Hai-lung)   Shan-ch’eng-tzu  
  Map of 1945   Shanchengtze (Map)  
  50f on 1f Soft Purple   50f on 1f Soft Black  
  This is an eight character surcharge in soft black or soft purple, unused copies are rare. The top characters reading 中華民國 Chinese Republic, then the surcharge followed by Temporary Use. This surcharge is very different to the drawing by Kerr which in this instance is incorrect.  
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.