Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Shitouhezi (石頭河子)

Shitouhezi (石頭河子) – Date of Liberation: 15 August 1945


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 182.24a-25a, 182.29a-30a, unlisted):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted "Chinese Republic"
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:April 1946
Issued by:Shitouhezi Postal Administration (石頭河子郵政管理局)
Overprint"Chinese Republic" ("中華民國")
Overprint method:Hand-overprinted with wooden chop
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)
The overprinted color varies from dark blue (shades) to grey-blue (pale impression).

1.) Grey-blue (pale impression):

2.) Dark blue (shades):

Shades between grey-blue and dark blue can be found. We can talk about a smooth transition from color type 1.) to 2.)

Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Kerr Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 5
--,--
210,00
5 分oliv black K13
--,--
50,00
--lithography, dark blue
10分rose redK13
--,--
30,00
182.24a-25alithography, grey blue
--,--
40,00
--lithography, dark blue
40 分blackish olivK13
--,--
40,00
182.29a-30alithography, grey blue
50 分blackish brown oliv K13
--,--
50,00
--engraved, dark blue

There was a later bogus issue made by the same but broken overprint chop in deep violet color (Kerr 182.17-32). Kerr noticed there were two different overprints but he didn’t follow up this topic (Kerr 182.24a-25a, 182.30a-31a). This bogus issue only exists unused. I highlighted with green arrows the differences to an original / genuine issue:

1.) “民” is at right side broken (around the middle)
2.) “中” damaged lower right
3.) “國” damaged bottom stroke


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– Fake covers existing with an impossible postage rate like 20 分 (postmark date on fake covers is 27 April 1946).

Not shown:
– Kerr 182.1-8: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 182.9-16: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 182.17-32: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus [expect 182.24a-25a, 182.29a-30a]
– Kerr 182.33-42: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 182.43-44: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 182.45-47: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 182.48-49: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus