Heilongjiang Province (黑龍江省) Local Issue, Zhujiakan (朱家坎)

Zhujiakan (朱家坎) – Date of Liberation: 24 April 1946, first magistrate: Zhang Peikai (張培凱) [16 May 1946]


This map only gives rough impression about area and location. Zhujiakan (朱家坎) was renamed September 1958 to Longjiang (龍江).

Kerr 31.1-15 (+ unissued):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted "Chinese Postal Service" and Surcharged
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:April 1946
Issued by:Zhujiakan Postal Administration (朱家坎郵政管理局)
Overprint"Chinese Postal Service" ("中華郵政")
Overprint method:Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency:Northeast Currency (東北幣)
The postal rate for a domestic cover was in April 1946 50 分 so most of the issued, especially unissued, stamps never had any practical use for a valid postal rate. For this stamp issue a very special chop for the overprint was made. It’s a vertical combined chop of four. So we can differ four (not two) settings. The information in Kerr and most other catalogs / publications about two settings is wrong. Because the stamp sheet had a size of 10 x 10 = 100 usually the bottom margins of the sheet got overprinted as well (with the setting three of four). Zhujiakan (朱家坎) used a very similar chop for the overprints as Keshan (克山) [Kerr 102.1-15] in violet.

Overprinted bottom margin:

Cover:

Four settings:

To differ between the four settings can be sometimes hard, especially if the overprint is not very strong or unclear. 

Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Kerr Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 14 (regular issued stamps)
140,00
--,--
1 分carmine brown K13
10,00
--,--
31.1engraved
2 分blackish yellow greenK13
10,00
--,--
31.2engraved
3 分blackish ochre brown / redK13
10,00
31.2Aengraved, unissued
4 分yellow oliv K13
10,00
--,--
31.3engraved
5 分oliv black K13
10,00
--,--
31.4lithography
6 分blackish orange redK13
10,00
--,--
31.5engraved
6 分blackish orange red / blueK13
60,00
31.5Aengraved, unissued
6 分greenK13
60,00
--photogravure, unissued
6 分blackish orange red K13
60,00
31.5Bphotogravure, unissued
10 分rose red K13
10,00
50,00
31.6-7lithography
12 分blackish orangeK13
60,00
31.7Aengraved, unissued
20 分blackish red brownK13
10,00
--,--
31.8engraved
20 分dark ochre brownK13
10,00
--,--
31.9lithography
30 分blackish brown orange K13
10,00
--,--
31.10engraved
30 分blackish ochre K13
10,00
--,--
31.11lithography
40 分blackish olivK13
10,00
--,--
31.12-13lithography
50 分blackish brown oliv K13
10,00
--,--
31.14engraved
1 元blackish red grey K13
10,00
--,--
31.15lithography

No price differences between the four settings I-IV.


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– Kerr 31.16-27: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus.
– Kerr 31.28-33: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus.