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Kwangsi Def 002 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue Surcharged in Silver Dollar with Overprint Reading "Kuei Chu" for Use in Kwangsi (1949)

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Stamp SN AC02
Stamp Name Kwangsi Def 002 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue Surcharged in Silver Dollar with Overprint Reading "Kuei Chu" for Use in Kwangsi (1949)
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Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1949-05-01
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    Starting from May 1949, the Kwangsi Postal District charged postage in silver dollars and 〝Postage Paid〞 chops were temporarily used in lieu of postage stamps during the transitional period. At the same time 12 denominations of stamps issued in terms of National Dollars were hastily surcharged in terms of silver dollars to meet urgent requirements. The surcharge was made in the three following ways by the Kuo Wen Printing Press, Kweilin (桂林國文印刷廠).

(1) Dr.Sun Yat-sen Issue of various Dah Tung Prints .
  The stamps were surcharged in cent denominations with No. 4 Sung characters reading〝桂區〞( Kuei Chu), meaning Kwangsi District, in a vertical line in the upper right corner in black in addition to the characters〝銀圓×分〞(silver dollar × cents) in haorizontal line at the bottom. The surcharged value was expressed in Arabic figures with the exception of half-cent stamps.



(2) Dr.Sun Yat-sen Issue of Central Prints in high value.
Such stamps were surcharged as 5¢in silver dollar currency with No.4 Sung characters reading〝桂區銀元伍分〞(Kwangsi District silver dollar 5¢) overprinted in three vertical lines in red ink.


(3) Dr.Sun Yat-sen Issue of 2nd and 3rd Shanghi Dah Tung Prints in value above 10¢.
  The stamps bear the overprint〝桂區〞(Kuei Chu), meaning Kwangsi District, and 〝銀元×角×分〞(silver dollar currency × cents), in No. 4 Sung characters in a vertical line on the right side and in No. 6 Sung characters in another vertical line on the left side in red or black.