Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省) Local Issue, Hulan (呼蘭)

Hulan (呼蘭) – Date of Liberation: 1945 (August 15)


This map only gives rough impression about area and location. Hulan is today part of Harbin.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 69.5-15) [T122]

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “China Postal Service” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (May)
Issued by: Hulan Postal Administration (鶴立郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service” (“中華郵政”)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here.  

This overprint was reported in red as well (unlisted, more information is needed).

2nd stamp issue (Kerr 69.16-25) [T122]

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “China Postal Service” (1946)
Issued: 1946 (May)
Issued by: Hulan Postal Administration (鶴立郵政管理局)
Overprint: “Chinese Postal Service” (“中華郵政”)
Print: Hand-overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here.  


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least one stamp of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– The reason for a parallel existence of a black and violet overprint I can’t explain.

Not shown:
– Kerr 69.1-4: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 69.26-27: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus
– Kerr 69.28-37: Set is unknown to be genuine used, possible not issued / bogus. A small comment, this set possible does not exists at all. Kerr shows two different chops for set 69.5-15 (T121) and 69.28-37 (T123A, Kerr mixed up the illustrations, please refer here to page 33 of his catalog). Chan shows in his catalog volume 2 at page 829/830 (2000 edition) with MONJ.7B. and MONJ.7E. two identical overprints and invent a story one was made by a rubber chop and one was made by a wooden chop. So we would have two different chops but an absolut identical design, this scenario is unlikely possible. Status quo today: a.) Kerr made a mistake and this set does not exists, or b.) set exists, but me and anyone I know never got a chance to see a scan of these stamps. If anyone can help to solve this mystery I would be very grateful to receive more information! 🙂

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