Start of the sale:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:02 AM
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 1:19 AM
Complete Sheets ( 100 sets with full margins) of 1945 Japanese Postage Stamps with Overprint Reading "Taiwan Province-Republic of China" Temporary Stamps. Rep of China.
No gum & no perf as issued.
Mint & never hinged(mnh). Several yellow spots.
On October 25, 1945, Taiwan was returned to China. On November 1 of the same year, the Communication Department of the then Chief Administrations´s Office in Taiwan organized the Post and Telegraph Controlling Committee responsible to take over from the Japanese the Postal and Telegraph Administration in Taiwan. As Chinese postage stamps had not yet arrived in Taiwan, Japanese postage stamps were surcharged in No. 5 Sung Chinese characters "Taiwan Province of the Republic of China" which were overprinted locally in two vertical lines.
The whole set consists of nine denominations. The stamps valued from 3 Sen to 1 Yen were in Arabic Figures design, those valued 5 Yen in Kamatari Fujiwara´s portrait design and those valued 10 Yen in the cherry blossom design (Japanese national flower). The stamps, when thus overprinted, were sold at their original value and continued to be used even after the establishment on May 5, 1946, of the Taiwan Post and Telegraph Head Office. However, the sale was suspended in October 1946, as soon as surcharged stamps for use in Taiwan arrived from the mainland.
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The shipping/handling(s/h) of this single item by registered airmail is US$11.00 anywhere of the world. Combined bids can save s/h.
I will send the lot(s) by registered airmail from Taipei.