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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 255.


Other Names  
Bushō Wu Chan This may be a reference to Wuchang (South East of Harbin) in Kirin Province. Wǔ zhn  
(for Wuchang)




This is a complete set of two soft black overprints and is all there is for this town. Upper characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic the two lower characters are unclear but may mean Temporary Use. Chan describes these as "Private Overprints" meaning that they were created for resale to the philatelic market.

These are the only stamps known for this village.

My thanks to Brian Denham for the images.

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.