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Definitive 36 Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs Issue Surcharged as 40?(1942)

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Stamp SN A036
Stamp Name Definitive 36  Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs Issue Surcharged as 40?(1942)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State, Martyrs, Emblems
Issue date 1942-08-22
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(1)E. Szechwan Surcharge (Issued on 26.8.1942)
Stamp No.   Original print    Sheet composition
D36.1	  Dr. Sun HK. Dah Tung	20×10
  The stamps were surcharged in No. 4 square typeset characters in red. The surcharged value was shown by the Chinese characters〝肆角〞(40 cents) and the Arabic numeral〝40〞lower down.

(2)W. Szechwan Surcharge (Issued on 16.11.1942)
D36.2	  Dr. Sun HK. Dah Tung	20×10
  The stamps were surcharged in No. 4 Sung typeset characters in red. The Surcharged value was expressed in Chinese characters 〝四角〞(40 cents) while the Arabic numeral 〝40〞was flush with the characters〝作〞 and 〝角〞.

(3)Yunnan Surcharge(Issued on 22.8.1942)
D36.3	  Dr. Sun HK. Dah Tung	(10×10)×2
  The stamps were surcharged in No. 5 Regular-Writing typeset characters in red. The characters are particularly small in size.

(4)Hunan and Hwangtung Surcharge (Issued in 11.1942)
D36.4	  Dr. Sun N.Y.		(10×10)×2
D36.5	  Martyrs HK.(Wmk)	    (10×10)×2
  The stamps were surcharged in No. 4 lithographed Imitation Sung characters. The Chinese abbreviated form〝四〞 (four) was also used. Part of such surcharged was sent to the Kwangtung District for sale; hence they are commonly known as 〝Hunan and Kwangtung Surcharges.〞

  The increase of the international ordinary letter postage from 50 cents to one dollar and of the domestic express letter rate from 20¢to 40¢effective from November 1, 1941 greatly reduced the use of 50¢stamps, which were heavily stocked.

  They were consequently surcharged as 40¢denominations in the Eastern Szechwan, Western Szechwan, Yunnan, Hunan and Kwangtung Postal Districts in accordance with a circular telegram from the Directorate General of Posts. On December 1 of the same year when the domestic ordinary postage was revised, such surcharge was immediately discontinued.