Liaoning Province (遼寧省) Local Issue, Benxi (本溪)

Benxi (本溪) – Date of Liberation:  1st time 18 September 1945 – 3 May 1946, 2nd time 13 June 1947 – September 1947 and 3rd time 30 October 1948


This map only gives rough impression about area and location.

1st stamp issue (Kerr 165.1-8, 165.20-24, Yang NE201-210):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Liaoning Post Temporarily Used for” and Surcharged (1946)
Issued: February 1946
Issued by: Liaoning Provincial Postal Administration (遼寧省郵政管理局) in Benxi (本溪)
Overprint: “Liaoning Post Temporarily Used for” and Surcharged (“遼寧郵政 暫作” 改值郵票)
Chop engraved by: Liu Yushu (劉玉書) of Cuixiangzhai Self-engraving Shop (翠祥齋刻字局)
Print: Hand overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

All stamps of this issue shown here (base on N. C. Yang’s catalog). Base on Meiso Mizuhara’s catalog listing plenty (in a number: 12 [maybe more]) additional so called “unissued” stamps of this set exists, some are included in Kerr’s listing, some not and opposite, but if really all of them exists I can’t confirm yet. This set is listed in all general Liberated Area catalogs, like N. C. Yang (NE201-218) or Meiso Mizuhara (DB199-216). 

Overprint Type A:

Unissued stamps:

Overprint Type B:

Double overprint variety:

Used sample:

2nd stamp issue (Kerr 165.9-19, Yang NE211-218):

Provisional Issue: Stamps Overprinted “Liaoning Post Temporarily Used for” and Surcharged (1946)
Issued: June 1946
Issued by: Liaoning Provincial Postal Administration (遼寧省郵政管理局) in Andong (安東)
Overprint: “Liaoning Post Temporarily Used for” and Surcharged (“遼寧郵政 暫作” 改值郵票)
Chop engraved by: Liu Yushu (劉玉書) of Cuixiangzhai Self-engraving Shop (翠祥齋刻字局)
Print: Hand overprinted with rubber chop
Currency: Northeast Currency (東北幣)

Overprint Type C:

Unissued stamps:

Bogus:

For all types (A-C):  The chops of 2 角, 1 元 and 2 元 were combined chops of four, the chop of 6 元 is a single chop.

Sample of chop of four (type A):

Sample of chop of four (type B):


Remarks:
– All shown sets exists (at least some stamps of each set) genuine used on domestic covers.
– Beware of forgeries