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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 230.


Other Names
Unknown Tien Kang Tiancaogang Tiān gǎng




  Tien Tsao Kang  


  Tientsaokang (Map)  
  Map of 1945   T'ien-ts'ao-kang  
    1Y on 10f    
  This is a set of 2 surcharges on the Chang Chun local issue each with a hard purple 1 Yuan.

The Chang Chun overprint has eight characters and 10f stamps of this local issue frequently carried further surcharges made by post offices in other towns. The top four characters read 中國郵政 Chinese Post, left Temporary Use, right 北東 North East.

These are the only stamps known for this village.

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.