Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Shuangcheng (雙城)

Shuangcheng (雙城) – Date of Liberation: 1945 (August 15)


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 184.1-21, 22-26 [+unlisted]):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Republic” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (January)
Issued by: Shuangcheng Postal Administration (雙城郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Republic” (“中華民國”)
Print: Hand-overprinted with wooden chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here, expect 6 分, 1  元 and 2 分 and 4 分 from booklet pane and the violet overprint (Kerr 22-26 [+unlisted]):

Black overprint:

2nd stamp issue (Kerr 184.27-43):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Chinese Republic Temporarily Used for North East” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (May)
Issued by: Shuangcheng Postal Administration (雙城郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Republic Temporarily Used for North East” (“中華民國 暫作東北”)
Print: Hand-overprinted with wooden chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here, expect 2 分:

Cover:

3rd stamp issue (Kerr 184.57-60, Yang NE348-351):

Commemorative Issue: Stamps Overprinted “In Commemoration of Victory” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (September 2)
Issued by: Shuangcheng Postal Administration (雙城郵政管理局)
Overprint: “In Commemoration of Victory” (“勝利紀念”)
Print: Lithography
Printed by: Harbin Dongji Printing House (哈爾濱東記印刷所)
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here:

This set is listed in most major Liberated Area stamp catalogs.


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– Kerr 184.57-60: This set is a bit special. Used covers may exist, but all I saw looks philatelic or forged / manipulated. As this set is widely accepted as part of the Liberated Area (listed in all major catalogs), I will list it here with the thoughts in my mind, it’s a possible not issued / bogus set.

Not shown:
– Kerr 184.22-26: Set is commercial used known on cover (for example for the in Kerr unlisted denominations 10 分  ⦿ and 50 分 ⦿ with violet overprint), some covers have a mixed franking with the black overprinted stamps (Kerr 184.1-21), will follow, missing a good scan at the moment.
– Kerr 184.44-51: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 184.52-56: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus (some philatelic cover exists)
– Kerr 184.52-56: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus (some philatelic cover exists)
– Kerr 184.61-64: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus (some philatelic cover exists)