Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|海 拉 爾||
|Map of 1945||Hulun (Map)|
|20f on 10f||20f on 10f||30f on 30f|
|50f on 1Y||60f on 20f||70f on 5f|
|5Y on 10f||5Y on 10f||10Y on 30f|
This set has 9 values all simply surcharges and all hand stamped in black. The total output from Hailar was 19 overprints, which seems a small number for the size of town.
|50f on 4f|
|This is a set of 1 stamp with a soft red surcharge.|
This cover was sent from Hailar to Shanxi province (山西省), Qingyuan county (清源县), Gaobai district/area (高白镇).The use of eight stamps is typical as domestic postage appears to have cost $4 at this time.
|This is a very soft black 中華郵政 Chinese Post overprint.|
|This is a very soft violet 中華郵政 Chinese Post overprint similar to the above and usually virtually unreadable as shown.|
This is a very soft red
Chinese Post overprint similar to the above and usually
virtually unreadable as shown.
Examples of all overprints known for Hailar 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.|