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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 207.


Other Names
Shihōdai Sze Fang Tai Sifangtai Sfāng ti

Si fang tai



(Now Siping) Szepingkai (Map)




Szepingkai (SMRZ) Szu-fang-t'ai


  Map of 1945 四平台 Sze ping tai




  This is a hard purple, 4 character overprint. Full set of 9 values. Kerr mentions a second set with a further 8 values.  


1Y on f 1Y on 1f           1Y on 2f

1Y on 3f   

1Y on 4f

1Y on 6f 1Y on 6f 5Y on 1f
5Y on 5f 1Y on 10f 5Y on 7f 5Y on 10f 5Y on 10f
  10Y on 5f   10Y on 1Y  

This is a hard wooden chop, hand-stamped in violet, part of a set of seventeen stamps. The four characters of "Republic of China" above, with a two character surcharge underneath. Kerr mentions a second set with a further 3 values.

(Fakes seen on the 39f with an oily black overprint).

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.
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