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Kerr lists three stamps T155 2f, 4f, and 5f (I attach an image of the first two).
Chan (page 800) lists two sets, the first (for which he has a sketch) contains a 2f and 5f stamp. The second looks the same as Kerr's set and contains a 1f and 4f.
Luzitano, who has made a special study of such stamps, lists these overprints (FT54) on a 2f, 4f and the 10f friendship issue, plus a 4f with a slightly larger chung.
Chan links the town with Shwang Kang, Northwest of Chang Chun, Kerr and Luzitano both place Kai Ping in Fengtien.
So you will see - quite a bit of confusion.
My thinking is to disregard Chan and add a 5f to the list issued by Luzitano and we might have the full picture.
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Ask and ye shall receive. The 5f probably is in this suboffice of Kai-ping in Fengtien Shen:
The overprints are clearly different from the other set.
This favor cancelled piece is all I have ever seen of this specific office.
Thank you!! I am filling in the pictures and maps etc. right now. Then the bibliography. That is how close we are!
Then I will have time and organization to add to your Website. BTW, I love your rate charts!!
You have some wonderful discoveries on the site!
You are building your data base just like I did: one discovery at a time. Over decades it starts to reveal a picture
that can't be summarily dismissed.
I am grateful to you!