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 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|
|1 元 / 6 分 ●||blackish orange red||K13|
|1 元 / 10 分 ●||rose red||K13|
|5 元 / 13 分 ●||blackish brown||K13|
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– 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).