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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
It is possible this stamp does not exist.

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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