Thursday, November 15, 2018

PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

South Korean booklets and color bars (I)

Since 1956 South Korea sporadically issued “Official Booklets” of a few of their definitive stamps. The three issued through 1974 (7/20/1956, 7/25/1958 and 4/20/1974) contained 5 panes of 6 stamps each. The two issued 9/30/1981 contained 1 pane of 16 (8×2) each and the one issued 11/15/1984 had 1 pane of 10 (5×2). 

Collecting Paquebots – A Korean adventure (1957)

At first glance, it would appear strange to find an article on Paquebot collecting in our publication, which deals primarily in the study of Korean philately. Nevertheless, the writer is certain that the readers will find it interesting, as after all, there is a distinct Korean flavor. Over a year ago I had an article […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

North Korean postal history during the Korean War 1950-1953 (III)

This article was originally published in The London Philatelist, Volume 123 Issue 1416 in June 2014. It is reprinted here with permission of the author, Anthony Bard, who besides being a member of the RPSL is also a member of the KSS. He is well-known for his highly specialized North Korea collection. The article is […]

Domestic Printing Versus International Printing Of DPRK Stamps (III)

Previously I have written an article on North Korea’s “Remarkable Tourist Market Sheet” stamps. KSS member Mr. Chen Yi-Fu stated that the article referred to so-called “stamps for domestic use”. In the Korean Stamp Catalogue, the 2 stamps are No. 3758 & 3760, issued in 8×3 small sheets for international collectors. He also mentioned that […]

NEWS

KPC3344-3345: Korea-Iran Joint Issue

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 23 October 2018 KoreaPost released two stamps forming a joined issue with Iran. The stamps show Korean and Persian art. The history of exchanges between Korea and Iran go back to the Silk Road, 1,500 years ago. The Silk Road, a path of exchanges between the human civilizations of the […]

KSC5180C-5180D: The Fifth Round of North-South Summit Meeting and Talks

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 October 2018 the 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp commemorating the fourth round of the north-south summit meeting. The release came with this text: “Stamps were issued to commemorate the fifth round of north-south summit meeting and talks held in Pyongyang between September 18 […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE

Foreign mail postmarks of Pusan (1945-55)

Over the years many philatelists have written for the KSS magazine Korean Philately. In pre-internet days it was difficult to later find such information again. Here is an example of a short specialized article written by Joseph Comroe for the May 1971 edition of KP about the foreign mail postmarks used by the Busan/부산 (then […]

Collecting Paquebots – A Korean adventure (1957)

At first glance, it would appear strange to find an article on Paquebot collecting in our publication, which deals primarily in the study of Korean philately. Nevertheless, the writer is certain that the readers will find it interesting, as after all, there is a distinct Korean flavor. Over a year ago I had an article […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

Download (KSS members only): “Monograph 3: The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”

In 2000 the KSS published a monograph, the third in the series of KSS monographs, titled “The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”. Written by Robert W. Collins, this monograph is no longer readily available. As a service to KSS members a scanned version of this document is available online. Some examples and texts […]

North Korean National Identity, Expressed Through Postage Stamps, 1948-1970 (Conclusion / Bibliography)

[David Hall’s undergraduate thesis “North Korean National Identity, Expressed Through Postage Stamps, 1948-1970” is published in full on the KSS website. This part contains the Conclusion, several other parts such as abbreviations, and the Bibliography.] 

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