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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 227.

Modern

Other Names
Dedōu Teh Tu Dedu Dé dōu

Dek Do

 

徳都

  Teh tu chen

Tek Tu

 

(Peian)

  Tehtu (Map)  
  Map of 1945   Te tu  
         
   
       
       
         
       
         
  This is a set of 5 values although Kerr suspects the existence of a 30f buff. This may or may not exist, it is not mentioned in Chan.

The mauve overprint reads 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

 
         
         
                  
         
  This is a set of four hard black 中国邮政 Chinese Post overprints.  
         
         
   
  1Y on 2f (Kerr & Chan) 5Y on 12f (Chan only). 5Y on 30f (Kerr & Chan)  
         
         
    5Y on 12f (Chan only).    
         
  This is a set of 4 surcharges of which only 2 are listed in Kerr. The stamps feature a distinctive hard purple surcharge the full width of the stamp. Chan lists 5Y on 12f and 10Y on 12f as part of this set, these were unknown to Kerr.

All of the stamps known for this town are listed 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.
        D68, D89