4th Surcharges Overprinted with “Changed to” (第四次東北加蓋“改作”)

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

Yang NE125-127, J.DB-59

Provisional Issue: 4th Surcharges Overprinted with "Changed to" (第四次東北加蓋“改作”)
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:October 1948
Issued by:Northeast Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications (東北郵電管理總局) in Harbin (哈爾濱)
Printed by:Xinsheng Printing House (哈爾濱新生印刷廠)
Overprint"Changed to" and Surcharged ("改作" 改值郵票)
Overprint method:Machine overprinted with types
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)
Valid until:1 August 1951

Overprint varieties (character arrangements, inverted):

Printed on both sides:

Small numerals varieties (just some examples, more can be found):


Remarks (in general / for this issue):
– All surcharged stamp issues from Northeast are rare on commercial covers.
– Shifted perforation and large stamps with “wings” can be found commonly.
– Because of the existence of large stamps (inaccurate line perforation) and imperforated margins single “imperforated” stamps can’t be count as imperforated stamps.
– The “dark bluish green” and “blackish green” overprint for the 1500 元 / 150 元 denomination is visibly very close so I made the decision to combine both into one overprint type with a dark bluish / blackish green color shading.
– Many stamps can be found with small numbers, I don’t list them separately in the price list. I have the theory that the small numbers are replacements for the origin numbers because the 5th Surcharges Overprinted with “Change to” issue was later overprinted with same types and here we can be found many more small numerals. Seems more and more they got lost / broken during the continued overprinting process.


Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Yang Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 3
42,00
51,00
500 元 / 50 元greenish oliv (shadings)L11
14,00
16,00
NE125blackish rose red
L11
100,00
--.--
--"作改" for "改作" (pos. 91)
L11
160,00
--.--
NE125aprinted on both sides (rear side inverted)
L11
260,00
--.--
--pair, imperforated vertical
1500 元 / 150 元dark vermilionL11
12,00
15,00
NE126 / NE126Ndark bluish / blackish green color shading
L11
100,00
--.--
NE126d / NE126Na "作改" for "改作" (pos. 91)
L11
160,00
--.--
NE126e"作作" for "改作"
L11
120,00
--.--
NE126f / NE126Nb"佰伍圓" for "伍佰圓" (pos. 90)
L11
180,00
--.--
NE126ainverted
2500 元 / 300 元oliv greenL11
16,00
20,00
NE127black
L11
120,00
--.--
NE127b"作改" for "改作" (pos. 91)
L11
140,00
--.--
NE127c"佰伍圓" for "伍佰圓" (pos. 90)
L11
220,00
--.--
NE127ainverted
imperf. ☐
450,00
--.--
NE127dpair