3rd Print Mao Zedong Stamps (Northeast) (第三版東北毛澤東像郵票)

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

Yang NE83-92, J.DB-49

Regular Issue: 3rd Print Mao Zedong Stamps (Northeast) (第三版東北毛澤東像郵票)
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:5 October 1947
Issued by:Northeast Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications (東北郵電管理總局) in Harbin (哈爾濱)
Printed by:Guangfa Printing House (哈爾濱廣發印刷所)
Print method:Lithography on different varieties of white paper and newsprint paper, perforate L11 or (C/H)11 [100 元]
Sheet size:10 x 10 = 100 and 10 x 7 = 70 [5 元, 10 元, 20 元, 30 元], 10 x 8 = 80 [100 元], 10 x 6 = 60 [500 元]
Designer:Hao Limin (郝利民)
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)
Valid until:8 July 1950

Harrow perforation (100 元):

Perforation varieties:

Offset:


 Paper types classification (all without watermark):

  • First stamp: White paper group (all white papers without regular pattern)
  • Second stamp: Meshed paper (also so called “yellow” paper, pattern can be vertical or horizontal)
  • Third stamp: Net paper (also so called “thick, yellowish” paper, listed for example as Yang NE92b), can only be found for 500 元
  • Fourth stamp: Newsprint paper (can only be found for 100 元 and 500 元)

Examples for the white paper group:

Left: Hard paper, smooth surface, sharp perforation. Right: Soft paper, long fibers, bad perforation.


Remarks (in general / for this issue):
– Shifted perforation and large stamps with “wings” can be found commonly.
– Because of the existence of large stamps (inaccurate line perforation) single “imperforated” stamps can’t be count as imperforated stamps.
– Imperforated stamps are more rare as partly perforated stamps (vertically imperforated). So please be careful for altered horizontal “imperforated” stamps out of partly perforated stamps. 

An example how single stamps with cut margin can fake the impression of imperforated stamps:

First picture: Possible imperforated stamp as we can see often around.
Second picture: Stamp before the perforation was virtually cut away.
Third picture: First and second picture in an overlay.


Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Yang Cat. No.Remarks
1 元dark violet brownL11
0,70
2,00
NE83white paper group
L11
1,50
3,00
NE83meshed paper
5 元grey greenL11
1,20
2,00
NE84white paper group
10 元dark yellow greenL11
14,00
20,00
NE85white paper group
15 元blackish red violetL11
4,00
6,00
NE86white paper group
20 元carmine lilacL11
0,90
2,40
NE87white paper group
30 元dark greenL11
0,90
2,20
NE88white paper group
50 元dark grey brownL11
25,00
30,00
NE89white paper group
90 元dark cobalt blueL11
12,00
16,00
NE90white paper group
L11
9,50
12,00
NE90meshed paper
100 元redL11
12,00
16.00
NE91white paper group
L11
4,00
5,50
NE91anewsprint paper
(C/H)11
3,00
4,50
NE91anewsprint paper
L11
50,00
--.--
--newsprint paper, pair, imperforated vertical
L11
60,00
--.--
--newsprint paper, stripe of 3, imperforated vertical
L11
280,00
--.--
--newsprint paper, stripe of 10, imperforated vertical
imperf. ☐
260,00
NE91bnewsprint paper, pair, unissued
500 元blackish orangeL11
5,00
7,00
NE92white paper group
L11
5,00
7,00
NE92meshed paper
L11
7,00
9,00
NE92bnet paper
L11
12,00
15,00
NE92anewsprint paper