M2250, China Local Postal Surcharge Labels, 26 Pcs Different, 1990's.
Please refer the picture, MNH.
Issued by China's different local Province, 26 pcs different. The face value is from 10 Cents to 50 Cents, 1 Yuan and 2 Yuan.
Local postal surcharge labels are a class of labels applied widely to Chinese internal mail between January 1987 and February 1999. They have also been called Additional Charge Labels and Added Charge Labels. In China, local provincial governments collect and supply the postal services but the charges are set by the national government. Increasing inflation meant that by 1987 the amount charged for postal services was less than the cost of providing those services. Local governments therefore requested an increase in postal rates but this was refused by the national government. The local governments were allowed, however, to levy an additional charge on certain outgoing mail items to defray their costs and in January 1987 the first local postal surcharge label was used in Guangdong.