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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 207.

Modern

Other Names
Shihōdai Sze Fang Tai Sifangtai Sfāng ti

Si fang tai

 

四平台

(Now Siping) Szepingkai (Map)

Szu-p'ing-kai

 

(Fengtian)

Szepingkai (SMRZ) Szu-fang-t'ai

Ssu-p'ing-chieh

  Map of 1945 四平台 Sze ping tai

Ssupingkai

     

 

 
   
       
   
       
   
         
  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.
        D158 DC