Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|Shōkakō||Sung Hao Kiang||Songhuajiang||Sōnghuā jiāng|
(Opposite Harbin on the other side of the Sungari Bridge).
|Soong Hao Jiang|
|Not shown on Map||Soong Hwa Jiang|
|This is a soft black 中華民國 Republic of China overprint. Kerr shows this as 中華民用 but the last character 用 is probably just a poorly printed Kou. I have yet to see a copy of these stamps with a clear overprint and the examples shown here are typical.|
|50f on 2f||1Y on 10f||1Y on 13f|
These overprints are similar to the
above but with the addition of a soft pale lilac surcharge. Chan list
the 13f as a separate issue without the surcharge - this may be
correct or it may simply be that the surcharge was not readable due
to shoddy printing.
Above are all the stamps known tor this town.
|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.|