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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

         
Japanese Kerr 249.

Modern

Other Names
Unknown Tung Kiang Dongxingzhen Dōngxng Doong Hsing
 

  Tung hsing chen  
 

(Kirin)

  Tung hsing  
  Map of 1945   Tungkiang (Map)  
         
 

 
         
 

These are found on some early post-war stampless covers. This reads  郵政 Chinese Post,  郵票另纳 Postage Paid , 同江 Tung Chiang.

Note that the place name reads left to right and is different from Kerr's characters. I have not seen a cover from this town so I have no way of checking this.

 
         

         
       
         
 

Kerr describes this colour as turquoise. A single stamp with a four character chop reading 中華民國 Chinese Republic.

 
         
1Y on 1f 1Y on 2f 1Y on 3f 1Y on 4f 5Y on 5f
  Surcharges in vermillion with the four character chop shown above. This is a complete set of five stamps.  
         
         
     
  1Y on f   5Y on 10f  
   This is a set of 2 stamps, identical to the above with the surcharge also in turquoise .  
         
         
       
        1Y on 2f   5Y on 1Y              
  Unlisted 2f Booklet Panes, not known to Kerr or Chan. Only seen on CTO Covers.  
         
         
   
  20f on 2f 50f on 6f  
       
    1Y on 10f    
       
    2Y on 13f    
         
  This is a complete set of five values with a soft purple surcharge.

All of the stamps known for this town are shown 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.
        D194