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Kwangsi Def 001 2nd Peking Print Hall of Classics Issue with Overprinted Character

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Stamp SN AC01
Stamp Name Kwangsi Def 001 2nd Peking Print Hall of Classics Issue with Overprinted Character
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Relics
Issue date 1925-01-01
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Sheet composition 10×5
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    Before 1925 the communications in Kwangsi and Kweichow, the two mountainous provinces, were difficult and brigandage was rife. As the fees charged on remittances were abnormally high under such circumstances, the merchants and other people going to and from those two provinces generally sent high-value postage stamps in lieu of remittance, thus affecting the remittance business of local Post Offices on the one hand and endangering mails on the other. The Directorate General of Posts at Peking consequently overprinted the characters 〝桂〞(Kuei) and〝黔〞(Ch'ien) in red ink on a batch of Hall of Classics stamps with N0.5 Sung characters, thus limiting their circulation to those two districts.