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by doc032848
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: The Commemoratives
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: The Commemoratives

Roman, Simon, members, Let me start it off with these: 1) all commemorative sets of Harbin probably exist on commercial covers. Thew real rarity on cover in Harbin is the Union Communist overprint # 54.10-13. I have only seen one commercial cover of any stamps in that set. 2) Chu-ho Surrender commem...
by doc032848
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 136.
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Kerr 136.

Roman,

I quite agree with your analysis. Usually that line about Manchu Empire is crossed out.

George
by doc032848
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: The Commemoratives
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: The Commemoratives

Roman, Simon,

Which MLO commemoratives do you know of on commercial covers?
by doc032848
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: The Commemoratives
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: The Commemoratives

Good work Simon!

I mean all those Hsin-min issues with overprints, attached to a cover. What are we looking at?

I find Kerr and Chan just listing these without question like a librarian cataloging the new books into the collection.
by doc032848
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: The Commemoratives
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

The Commemoratives

Roman and Simon,

It seems everyone claims all the commemorative issues are genuine.
But how many commercial covers do we have?
I am wondering what to do about listing them.
What do you think?

George
by doc032848
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 136.
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Kerr 136.

Roman,

Often the 35 is inverted, or the day and year are reversed.
It could be that someone who did not know our numerical system mis-set the cancelling devices I suppose.
I just need a plausible explanation my good man.

George
by doc032848
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 91.9a
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

Re: Kerr 91.9a

Roman, Simon, I do have two complete booklets from Mukden, one has a cover and the other does not. I have most of the panes Kerr lists with the same overprint or surcharge as the sheet stamps. The ones Kerr lists that I do not have are in the Hock collection. The same is true of them: the chops used...
by doc032848
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 136.
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Kerr 136.

Roman, Simon, I have never seen anything from Mao-erh-shan on what looked to me like a really used cover. The same for Mao-erh-shan-chan. The only covers from this specific locality I have all have the problems with the date line in the cancellation. As for all the variations of the chops on Mao-erh...
by doc032848
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 91.9a
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

Re: Kerr 91.9a

Gentlemen, You have wondered here "why are there so many booklets about?" Your answers are: commercial interest, and starving postal workers? Is it true that there were actual Manchurian customers who would buy these things? Were the postal workers actually starving? How do we know that? Could there...
by doc032848
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 91.9a
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

Re: Kerr 91.9a

Simon, Roman, Members, May I please add that very few booklet panes I have seen are common. But the most important point about known panes is that very few of those I have seen exist with more than one perforation type. If they are known perforated at the bottom edge, other genuine ones are likely t...