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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 200.

Modern

Other Names
Suika Sui Hwa Suihua Suīhu  
 

綏 化

  Suihwa (Map)  
 

(Peian)

  Pei lin tze  
  Map of 1945   Siao chow  
         
         
4f 10f
         
10f 12f
         
40f   40f
?       ?
  The above are part of a set of 17 values listed in Kerr as questionable and by Chan as private overprints. (Chan and Kerr do not list the 1936 5f, 39f airmail or 1Y stamps, so these might not have been correctly identified or may be new additions?). Hand stamped in black only using a rubber chop. The four characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic.  
         
         
  1f 2f  
  Violet Violet Violet  
       
    Rust Red    
         
  This is a set of 3 values in soft violet easily confused with a more common set from Sui Leng. An additional overprint appears in rust red. The outer four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post the inner two characters Temporary Use.  
         
   
         
  Cover from Sui Hwa to 唐山 Tang Shan (Tang Shan is about 90km East of Beijing).  
         
   
         
  Set of 3 stamps with a soft black six character overprint. The top four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post followed by Temporary Use.  
         
     
         
  This set of two stamps does not appear in Kerr but they are listed by Chan. The top four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post followed by Temporary Use. The right hand stamp has the 暫 character missing, this is an unrecorded variety.  
         
         
    2f  
         
   

30f

 

  1Y  
         
  This further set of four stamps that do not appear in Kerr but are listed by Chan. The top four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post followed by Temporary Use. This time in a hard violet ink.  
         
         
 

1Y Surcharge on 1f   (Vertical)

1Y Surcharge on 1f  (Horizontal)

 
      5Y on 10f  
  Set of 3 stamps, with the above overprint with the addition of a surcharge below. This set shows the surcharge applied vertically with an additional 1f with the surcharge applied horizontally. Chan splits the 1f stamps and 10f stamps into two sets.  
     
         
       
    5Y on 10f    
  This is a similar overprint to those shown above using violet ink with the surcharge horizontal. Chan lists this set, it does not appear in Kerr.

Examples of all known sets for Sui Hwa 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.