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Tax 14 2nd London Print Surcharged Postage-Due Stamps (1948)

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Stamp SN G014
Stamp Name Tax 14 2nd London Print Surcharged Postage-Due Stamps (1948)
Stamp Cat Standard Postage-Due Stamps
Stamp Cat Numeral
Issue date 1948-03-08
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Thomas de la Rue & Co., Ltd., London
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color
Perforation 13 1/2 - 14  
Owing to the depreciation of the national currency since 1947, the postage-due stamps of 2nd London Print ordered from the Thomas de la Rue & Co. with $1,000 as their highest value became unsuitable for use immediately upon their arrival from England. They were given to the Dah Yeh Printing Co., Shanghai(上海大業印刷公司) for surcharging into higher value in No.6 Regular-Writing characters and Arabic figures in black in the center of the stamps by the typography process. The design is the same as that of the second Central Trust Print, but the lines are finer.