Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947
|Kasen||Hua Chuan||Huachuan||Huà chuān|
The last set of stamps shown is also associated with Ch'ien Chen - Kerr 26.
|Hwa Chwan (Map)|
|Map of 1945|
|10f on 2f||10f on 2f||2Y on 30f|
|5Y on 50f|
|This is very similar to a Mukden Type overprint as it reads 中華 China, 暫用Temporary Use but with the addition of a surcharge. The large characters make this chop very distinctive.|
This is a set of one stamps with a Mukden Style overprint reading 中華 China, 暫用Temporary Use in soft violet.
|Also associated with Ch'ien Chen - Kerr 26.|
This town is either the next stop on the
line or part of Hua Ch'aun itself. I have seen covers postmarked 千振
and this post office is listed in Fisher. See below.
|This is a set of 3 values overprinted in oily black ink. The top row reads 中華郵政 Chinese Post and below this 暫用 Temporary Use 北東 North East.|
|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.|