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In a current auction, there is this spectacularly early use of the Shandong Post Zhu De 10c green, Yang EC53. The actual day on the date stamp is unclear, possibly 11th, but definitely March 1944 (33rd year).
Above is a larger view of the backstamps - a transit cancel date 13 3 33 - 14th March 1944 and receiver cancel, hand dated 15 3.
I don't believe this is a genuine usage. I may be wrong ...
From the same auction, a cover with stamp cancelled 19th January 1950. Yang reckoned the stamps were not issued in March 1950.
I don't believe this is a genuine usage, either. Again, I may be wrong ...