Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Ang’angxi (昂昂溪)

Ang’angxi (昂昂溪) – Date of Liberation: 1946 (February)


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 10.11-14):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Republic of China” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (April)
Issued by: Ang’angxi Postal Administration (昂昂溪郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Republic of China” (“中華民國”)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

I have the opinion these stamps were original issued by the GMD, but continue to use by the CCP. The overprint is pale-red. All stamps of this issue shown here:

2nd stamp issue (Kerr 10.25-28):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted 2nd Time “Republic of China” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (April)
Issued by: Ang’angxi Postal Administration (昂昂溪郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Republic of China” (“中華民國”) 
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

A good questions might be why these stamps were overprinted again? A plausible cause might be the previous overprint was not so good to recognize as for the second overprint was used a more bright color (purple-pink). For the pale-red on violet overprint (for Kerr 10.15-24) I have no explanation and without any further information I state them as bogus (especially as they do not exits used). The 50 分 and 1 元 also exists without previous overprint, this variety is unlisted in existing catalogs.

3rd stamp issue (Kerr 10.40-44):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged
Issued: 1946 (August)
Issued by: Ang’angxi Postal Administration (昂昂溪郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (“中華郵政暫作” 改值郵票)
Print: Hand-overprinted with wooden chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

I do not have the best feeling of stamps for this issue if they come unused. By all information I have right now, only the black overprint was provable used, but for all reported used samples the distance between “中華郵政” and “暫作” is greater. So the unused stamps might be a reprint for collectors and not the original print! Not all stamps of this issue shown here:

There are unlisted stamps exists, like 5 元 / 30 分 with black surcharge (used known only).


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.

Not shown:
– Kerr 10.1-10: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.15-24: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.29-39: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.45-48: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.49-61A: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.62-72: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 10.73-84: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus

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