Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Mingshui (明水)

Mingshui (明水) – Date of Liberation: 15 August 1945, first commissioner Zhao Shusen (趙樹森)


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 140.5-6 + unlisted):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted "Chinese Post Temporarily Used for" and Surcharged
Not all stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:April 1946
Issued by:Mingshui Postal Administration (明水郵政管理局)
Overprint"Chinese Post Temporarily Used for" and Surcharged ("中華郵政 暫作" 改值郵票)
Overprint method:Hand-overprinted with wooden chop
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)

Bogus stamps similar to this issue (Kerr 140.7-8):

Kerr listed the 1 元 / 10 分 unused (Kerr 140.5-6), but I have doubts this stamp exists. Anyhow the 1 元 / 10 分  (used) and some unlisted stamps were regular issued, all others are bogus. A different overprint was used for the other stamps. Good to see if you compare genuine used stamps with the very similar bogus overprint, for example 1 元 / 13 分 (Kerr 140.6) with 1 元 / 6 分 (unlisted) and 1 元 / 10 分 (genuine overprint):


Trade Prices 2019 (USD) 
(★)
Kerr Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 3
--,--
210,00
1 元 / 6 分blackish orange redK13
--,--
60,00
--engraved
1 元 / 10 分rose red K13
--,--
50,00
140.5-6
5 元 / 13 分blackish brownK13
--,--
100,00
--


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

Not shown:
– Kerr 140.1-4: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 140.7-8 (probably 140.5-6 unused as well): Stamps are unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus (see above).