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Manchurian Local Overprints 1945 - 1947

Japanese Kerr


Other Names
Songo Sun Wu Sunwu Sūn w

Suan Wu


孫 吳

  Sunwu (Map)  


  Shung wu  
  Map of 1945   Sun-wu  


1Y on 10f


This is a complete set of 2 stamps with an oily black chop, the upper four characters reading 郵政 Republic of China Post, in an unusual arrangement. Kerr does not describe these stamps as surcharges but they have clearly been re-valued at 1 Yuan as seen by the bottom two characters.


  2Y on 30f 5Y on 30f 10Y on 1Y  
  This is a set of three surcharges in hard red ink. The upper four characters read 中華民國 Chinese Republic, with the surcharge below in Chinese and Arabic numerals.  

1Y on 2f 1Y on 4f 1Y on 20f 1Y on 20f 1Y on 20f (Blue)
  5Y on 12f   5Y on 30f  
  This is a soft black surcharge reading reading 郵政  Republic of China Post, with the surcharge left and on the right Temporary Use. There is also a soft blue 20f, see above.  

      used copy  
  Set of four stamps with a soft black chop with outer characters reading 郵政  Republic of China Post, the two central characters read Temporary Use. A red overprint is listed by Chan and is only known on covers and as used examples.

Examples of all 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.