1st Issue Tien An Men Gate Design (初版天安門東北貼用票)

Northeast Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications (東北郵電管理總局)

Yang NE162-163, NE165-171, J.DB —

Regular Issue: 1st Issue Tien An Men Gate Design (初版天安門東北貼用票)
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:25 January 1950
Issued by:Northeast Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications (東北郵電管理總局)
Printed by:Northeast Post and Telecommunications Printing Factory (東北郵電印刷廠)
Print method:Lithographic Offset on white paper, perforate C10½ (sheet of 80), H10½ (sheet of 100)
Sheet size:10 x 8 = 80 [1000 元, 2000 元, 2500 元, 5000 元] and 10 x 10 = 100 [all]
Designer:Sun Chuanzhe (孫傳哲)
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)
Valid until:1 August 1951

Color variations of 35000 元 denomination (blue, blackish cobalt, blackish lilac ultramarine):

Varieties (paper fold, offset):

Cover:

This cover bears an interesting mistake in the cancellation where date and sub-district are inverted:


Remarks (in general / for this issue):
– Stamps of this issue are rare on covers (expect the 5000 元 denomination) 
– Some stamp catalogs (like Stanley Gibbons) list a 2nd print of the 10000 元 denomination (SG NE282) in a slightly different color. This listing is not correct and was blindly copied many times. It base on a mistake by an early  stamp catalogue (“Standard Catalogue People’s Post of China“, issued in Hongkong 1952).


Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Yang Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 9
54,00
117,00
500 元blackish yellow oliv(C/H)10½
2,00
8,00
NE162
1000 元dark yellowish orange(C/H)10½
2,00
8,00
NE163
2000 元blackish grey green(C/H)10½
2,00
8,00
NE165
2500 元orange yellow(C/H)10½
3,00
9,00
NE166
5000 元dark orange(C/H)10½
22,00
20,00
NE167
10000 元brown orange(C/H)10½
5,00
12,00
NE168
20000 元dark orange brown(C/H)10½
4,00
10,00
NE169
35000 元blackish lilac ultramarine(C/H)10½
2,00
10,00
NE170
blackish cobalt
2,00
12,00
--
blue
4,00
20,00
--
50000 元blackish yellow green(C/H)10½
12,00
32,00
NE171