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Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Chekiang Revenue Re-touches
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Chekiang Revenue Re-touches

A while ago I bought the album sheet shown below. This claims to show a series of re-touches, but does it? The question is - would they bother? I know these stamps were for bonds but I know little more about them. They are listed in Chi Wen Yen's books but with no description only a number (and I do...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 23.1-5 vs. 23.6-10
Replies: 13
Views: 5589

Re: Kerr 23.1-5 vs. 23.6-10

We are back the the post I made (Mythical Overprints 3), where I pointed out the Ling Yuan overprints in Chan's photograph (page 186) looked like Cheng Te. This clearly was no accident. I am not 100% sure about litho, the problem is I don't have any copies of this stamp to look at. If I can find out...
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Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:35 pm
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Topic: Kerr 122.1-4
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Kerr 122.1-4

How many of these PO's have been confirmed by covers? Like I said, I have not seen anything with a readable town name and I had considered these stamps suspect. Certainly I would not have connected them with Nie Meng Gu (Inner Mongolia).
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: DEAD LETTER OFFICE
Replies: 6
Views: 3825

Re: DEAD LETTER OFFICE

Yes, it is recorded in the History Of Postal Cancellation of China, Part X, page 106. Thanks a lot Robert. By chance do you know how I could get a copy of this page 106 ? I know this goes back a way but if you want more information you could ask Hugh Lawrence (the China Stamp Society librarian) if ...
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:53 pm
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Topic: Kerr 122.1-4
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Kerr 122.1-4

Attached is an image for those who don't have a copy of Kerr - where possible it might be a good idea to do this with every post. I have looked at Chiu's Supplement Vol 8. Chapter 2 Page 315 of August 1959. He says this overprint was machine printed on sheets of 100 stamps in Chin Chou by the Sen Ya...
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:26 pm
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Topic: Kerr 122.1-4
Replies: 5
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Re: Kerr 122.1-4

I have seen these stamps on covers but none with a readable town name, so I can't be of much help. Kerr obviously though it was Liaoyang, he gives the position and just lists Liao Nan as an alternative name. I agree the Characters do read Liao Nan.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Dairen Lighthouse Revenues
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Dairen Lighthouse Revenues

I have three stamps from this set 1c, 2c and 50c I have posted an image below with all the details I have.

The question is - Is this the whole set - if not, what values and colours are still to be found? If you have an image of something missing from this set I would like to see it.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 am
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Topic: Kerr 23.1-5 vs. 23.6-10
Replies: 13
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Re: Kerr 23.1-5 vs. 23.6-10

So it looks like these stamps were available up and down the railroad line between Cheng-teh and Chin Chou. That sort of makes sense. The question now is, did the stamps come ready overprinted from Cheng-teh or did each PO have its own set of chops. My guess would be they all came from a single sour...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:00 am
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Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
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Re: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

George, Do you have a theory as to why covers from one of the Norths biggest cities are so hard to find? They should be, like Harben and Chang Chun, amongst the most common. Williams (the publisher) had a point, no two chops ever seem exactly the same. Do you think these were combination chops or so...
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53 am
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Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
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Re: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

I don't have a cover with this chop, in fact I don't have any covers from Mukden with a Mukden Type chop. They seem curiously elusive. In my copy of your book about Mukden Types the previous owner labelled this set the "most common". When you wrote your book how did you determine this overprint came...