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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr 268.


Other Names
Yurinchin Yu Li Chen Yualaizhen Yu li zhn

Yln chēn


(Panda Town)


Yut li chen

  (Pinkiang)   Yuet lai tsun  
  Kanji Map   Yue lin tsun  


This is a set of 1 stamp and very scarce, as are most of the overprints for this town.

  1Y on 10f   1Y on 10f  
  This is a hard black surcharge on Chang Chun overprinted 10f stamps.  
1f 2.5f
1Y on 1f 1Y on 2f 1Y on 2.5f 1Y on 3f 1Y on 4f
5f 13f
1Y on 5f 1Y on 7f 1Y on 12f 1Y on 13f 1Y on 20f






    1Y on 30f    
  This is a set of eleven stamps with a hard purple surcharge. Top two characters 中華 China, below this 北東  North East and for the bottom row, the first two characters are the surcharge followed by 作妀 Revalued.  
  Note; Chan lists the following sets as belonging to a separate town called Yue Lin Tsun or Yu Lin Chen. The style and content of these overprints makes me think that all of the stamps are from the same town and Kerr is correct in this instance, although it is possible that Chan has seen some covers that prove this not to be the case.  
  Full set of 13 values with a black overprint. The overprint reads Temporary Use 北東  North East.

Note; Chan lists this set for a separate town with a similar name Yue lin Tsun (or Yu Lin Chen), he does not recognise the violet overprint but lists the red.

  BEWARE Inverted fakes bought on eBay. These are based upon Kerr's sketches which contain some inaccuracies.  
  Full set of 13 values with a hard violet overprint. This chop also is found in black and red. The overprint reads Temporary Use 北東  North East. A mis-print in Kerr shows the black overprint duplicated. 15-27 should read as purple - see his corrections page.  
  Full set of 13 values with a soft red overprint. . The overprint reads Temporary Use 北東  North East.

All of the overprints 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.