Manchuria/Manchukuo Local Overprints References and Album

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Manchuria/Manchukuo Local Overprints References and Album

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The Soviet Union invaded the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in 1945. Soon afterwards, both the Chinese Nationalist and the Chinese Communist troops were fighting for the control of the region. Until the Communists gained full control in 1947, the local postmasters made chops out of various materials and overprinted Manchukuo stamps to provide postal services. These are also known as "MLOs".

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Online Reference
The most cited online reference for MLOs is the excellent website:
http://www.manchukuostamps.com/ManchurianLocalOverprints.htm

This author of this website is Simon Watt, a member of the China Stamp Society (CSS) and a frequent contributor to The China Clipper, CSS's official publication. On his website, Simon referenced the bible for Manchurian Local Overprints, a four volume booklet The Local Overprinted Stamps of Manchuria 1945-7 by Allen D Kerr.

Catalogues
Allen D Kerr's definitive work on MLOs is available from China Stamp Society.
https://www.chinastampsociety.org/books-on-chinese-stamps/lo ... item-27688

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Volume I is the Third Printing of 2000 with corrections to prior printings
Volume II is the Third Printing of 1981 with a corrections sheet.
Volume III is the Third Printing of 2000 with a correction sheet
Volume IV is Third Printing of 2000 with a correction sheet.

The other frequently referenced catalogue is Stamp Catalogue of China by Shui-Hon Chan
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Commonly referred to as Chan's catalogue, the 2 volume set is an indispensable tool for Chinese collectors. The listings include imperial Chinese issues, provincial issues, Japanese occupation issues, Shanghai and Treaty Ports, foreign post offices in China, Manchukuo, and Manchurian local overprints.

Specialized Album
The China Stamp Society offers a 349-page album of Manchurian Local Overprints in PDF format on a DVD. Also included are two pages in Microsoft Publisher that can be used to create additional matching album pages and an annotated correlation between the Chan and Kerr numbering systems with much explanatory text.
https://www.chinastampsociety.org/dvds-on-chinese-stamps/a-n ... -/item-11

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