Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Haibei (海北)

Haibei (海北) – Date of Liberation: 1945 (August 19)


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 53.19-27) (violet overprint):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (1946)
Issued: 1946 (March)
Issued by: Haibei Postal Administration (海北郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (“中華郵政暫作” 改值郵票)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

Not all stamps of this issue shown here. 1 元 / 2 分 ⦿ with violet overprint exist (not listed in Kerr).

Cover:

2nd stamp issue (Kerr 53.1-9) (red overprint):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (1946)
Issued: 1946 (May)
Issued by: Haibei Postal Administration (海北郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (“中華郵政暫作” 改值郵票)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here.

3rd stamp issue (Kerr 53.10-18) (pale red overprint):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (1946)
Issued: 1946 (May)
Issued by: Haibei Postal Administration (海北郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service Temporarily Used” and Surcharged (“中華郵政暫作” 改值郵票)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here.

All existing covers are from May 1946 with the 1 元 / 2 分 overprinted stamp. If the other stamps of the set ever were used is unknown. For the 1 元 / 12 分 I have especially my doubts as the pale red overprint on a deep orange stamp is barely to recognize.

Cover:


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least one stamp of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– The reason for a parallel existence of a red and pale red overprint I can’t explain.

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