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Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:41 am
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Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
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Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

This is a set of 27 Mukden Type overprints from Mukden City PO (Shenyang). For every stamp in the set there is a matching inverted overprint, making this set almost unique as far as MLO's go. The question is why? Did the folk behind the counter ask "which way up do you want em"? I suspect it was a c...
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 am
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Topic: MLO Combined Chops (used for overprint)
Replies: 6
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Re: MLO Combined Chops (used for overprint)

I have been thinking about the combination chop printing four different overprints at a time. How were they organised 2x2, or a row of 4? Either way they would be applied to sheets of 100 stamps 10x10. This seems a impractical. A row of 5 overprints would work, are you sure you are not missing one?
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: PRC Catalogue(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: PRC Catalogue(s)

So which is the best PRC catalogue available today.

I like something with lots of pictures and detail, why they were issued, what the images mean, etc. But it must be in English because I don't read Chinese.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:33 am
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Topic: Kerr 64.1-18 ==> 124.X
Replies: 37
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Re: Kerr 64.1-18 ==> 124.X

Do you mean good luck to collectors trying to find the third overprint with 南坆 Nan Cha in blue?
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:18 am
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Topic: MLO Combined Chops (used for overprint)
Replies: 6
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Re: MLO Combined Chops (used for overprint)

This is the value of sharing this information. I had not realised this was a combined chop, 4 in 1. I don't think I will attampt to assemble a set of all four types,I doubt I will live that long.

I have just a single set and the version I have for the 2f is your third example, so no help from me.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:20 am
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Topic: Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**
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Re: Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**

More confirmation - I am now certain the the set contained only one 20f stamp and the set totalled the seven stamps shown in the first post. If you look at the corrections at the end of Kerr's book one, he spotted this error himself and noted it. I don't think Chan read this section properly so this...
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:13 am
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Topic: Last Push to Get My Book Out
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Re: Last Push to Get My Book Out

Probably the hardest part of writing a book is deciding where to stop. If you don't stop we will never get a chance to read it. You can always publish "Part Two - Errors and Varieties" at a later date. Check the facts and let the publisher do the editing "it's what they do". If you do all the work y...
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 pm
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Topic: Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**
Replies: 6
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Re: Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**

Question answered!

It looks like both catalogues are in error regarding this set but this post will remain active so if anyone wants to contradict this view they still can.

Thanks
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:50 am
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Topic: Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**
Replies: 6
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Kerr 6 An Kuang 2 different 20f values? **Fact or Fiction**

Chan shows both types of 20f stamps overprinted for An Kuang (see page 782). A set of 8 stamps. To make matters worse, Kerr also lists both 20f stamps but only one 30f (which I had assumed was a mistake, he should have listed both 30f stamps and only 1 20f stamp), his set is 7 stamps, which I think ...
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:05 pm
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Topic: Kerr 69.5-15 vs. Kerr 69.28-37
Replies: 16
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Re: Kerr 69.5-15 vs. Kerr 69.28-37

But let us use another thread talking about fakes. Here is the question: What is the 2nd mysterious issue from Hulan (Kerr 69.28-37)! Chan lists these see pages 829/30 with a typical sample picture, I don't think the black chops look different enough for me to list two different sets. I have not se...