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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 196.


Other Names
Shūgan Siu Yen Xiuyan Xi yn  

岫 岩 

Mines here hold 80% of the worlds magnesium ore reserves. Siuyen (Map)  


Hsiu yen  
  Map of 1945 Chou yen  


This is a bold wooden chop, hand-stamped in black, this is a full set of thirteen stamps, which is all there is for Siu Yen. The six character overprint reads 中郵政  Republic of China Post, 北東 North East.

All of the stamps used for this town are known 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.