Stamps Overprinted “Chinese People’s Post” and Surcharged (“中國人民郵政”改值郵票)

China Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (中國郵電部)

Yang C45-52, J.DB —

Supplementary Issue: Stamps Overprinted "Chinese People's Post" and Surcharged ("中國人民郵政"改值郵票)
All stamps of this issue shown here.
Issued:1 May 1951 (official announcement to public was 19 May 1951)
Issued by:China Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (中國郵電部)
Printed by:Shanghai East China Taxation Administration Printing Factory (上海華東區稅務管理局印製廠)
Overprint"Chinese People's Post" and Surcharged ("中國人民郵政"改值郵票)
Overprint method:Machine overprinted with types
Currency:Renminbi (人民幣)
Valid until:22 April 1952 (in Xinjiang (新疆) on 1 October 1952)

Background about this stamp issue
The stamp sales in terms of the Northeast currency were discontinued 1 May 1951. Generally the Northeast post offices have to exchange their stock inventories for unified postage stamp issues before 30 May 1951. On 1 July 1951 the Northeast stamps were no longer valid to use as postage stamps. In Northeast China the postage rates from 1 April to end of June 1951 were (Northeast Currency): 2.500 元 for local and military letter, 5.000 元 for domestic letter, 12.500 元 for registered letter, 20.000 元 for double registered letter, 15.000 元 for express letter. For the transition period (three months up to end of June 1951) of the introduction of the new unified currency the postage rates were adjusted to (Renminbi): 260 元 for local and military letter, 525 元 for domestic letter, 1.350 元 for registered letter, 2.105 元 for double registered letter, 1.575 元 for express letter. The exchange rate between Northeast Currency (東北幣) and Renminbi (人民幣) was 9.5 : 1. In order to meet the odd amounts of the new postage rates in Northeast China the following sets were released and were only useful for a postage rate supplement of three months in Northeast China even they were available at post offices through the whole China.

Perforated (SC8):

Rouletted (SC9):

Cover:


Remarks (in general / for this issue):
– Postally used stamps and especially covers are rare and expensive. Please beware of many forgeries.


Trade Prices 2018 (USD) 
(★)
Yang Cat. No.Remarks
Set of 4
3,00
80,00
SC8/SC9
5 元 / 快遞掛號dark carmine lilcacL12½
0,50
25,00
SC45
4
1,00
25,00
SC49
10 元 / 航空blackish emerald greenL12½
0,50
10,00
SC46
4
1,00
15,00
SC50
15 元 / 掛號redL12½
1,00
20,00
SC47
4
2,00
20,00
SC51
25 元 / 平信blackish orangeL12½
1,00
25,00
SC48
4
2,00
25,00
SC52