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1949 Seventh Anniversary of Shantung Post

$5 Large Character Overprint

Block of 6 Used in small village in Jiangsu

$5 used block of 6

Circular date stamp of 東溝 Tungkow (modern Donggou 东沟) village in 蘇江 Kiangsu (Jiangsu 苏江) Province.

Dated 16 9 38 in Chinese = 16th September 1949.

The village is in the Jintan District of Changzhou, Jiangsu, to the west and slightly north of Jintan itself, the nearest town being Zhulinzhen.

The block of 6 stamps includes the imperf top margin. The stamps are upside down in the picture, to show the cancel more clearly.

The stamps are the common large 'Post' overprint, obscuring the Japanese flag on the tower; Yang EC365a.

NOTE - for a discussion of why these stamps were overprinted, see the related article about the 7th Anniversary of Shandong Post set.

All the low values of the set were printed in large quantities, including the $5, but they are less common used, especially in multiples.


See related article about the 7th Anniversary of Shandong Post set, with details of the varieties of the $5 stamp.

View this set in the catalogue.

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