Wednesday, April 24, 2024

KOREAN PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

The Korea 1971 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

In 1971 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) again changed its format for issuing TB seals by issuing two completely different types of designs and sheets. The first design is grape vines with grapes with two vertical seals to make a complete image. The pair was printed alternatively, so that the image varied every other […]

The Korean Sightseeing Stamps Album

The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present the eleventh article of Stewart Steres’ Series “South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets”. This article is about the sights of South Korea.

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

The Tourism Stamps of South Korea

Tourism stamps are a unique and collectible way for a country to promote itself as a tourism destination. In the 1964 South Korea began issuing tourism stamps as a way to attract visitors and generate revenue. These stamps featured iconic images and landmarks from around the country, and were sold as a set of ten […]

The year in stamps: 1953 The signing of the Armistice Agreement

The year 1953 was a significant one in the history of South Korea. The country was still in the throes of the Korean War, which had been raging since 1950, but the situation had begun to stabilize as the two sides continued negotiating a ceasefire. Meanwhile, life for ordinary Koreans continued, albeit with significant challenges […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: ARTICLES

How to save a stamp society?

This month marks the 6th anniversary of the most recent iteration of the Korean Stamp Society (KSS), probably the 5th or 6th iteration of the KSS depending on how you would like to count. Started in late 1951, the KSS went through its very first crisis within a year, but managed to survive. During the […]

What do I collect?

I think I have to qualify this with the phrase “at the moment” because like some collectors my passion changes according to chance discoveries and predilections, the money in my pocket and time available. This note records collecting interests between October and December 2022. I am not the distinguished collector who grinds away at a […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: Q&A

Korean meter depicting Archaeopteryx: manufacturer and time frame?

Meter franking is not a very popular subject. Many collectors actively dislike these ink “stamps” because they have been replacing stamps for decades, making it more difficult to collect recent postal history with “real” stamps. But meter franks are official postage and they are valid philatelic items for exhibitions and such.

Korea Postage Stamp Museum card officially issued by KoreaPost?

From one of our readers we received the following question: I recently received a postcard from the Korea Postage Stamp Museum, which features an interesting design. On the front, it is a typical postcard, but what caught my attention is the back side, which prominently displays a penguin stamp from the year 2008. Could someone […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

Specialised Catalogue of Korean Stamps

South Korea will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the inception of the modern postal system in 2024. On the occasion of this significant year, to be commemorated both nationally and internationally, PHILAKOREA will take place for the fifth time under FIP recognition. As South Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth in such a brief period, […]

Postal and communications routes in Korea (1913)

Maps play an indispensable role in philatelic research, offering a unique lens through which to explore the intricate tapestry of history and geography that stamps represent. As miniature canvases of cultural and political narratives, stamps are more than just a means of postage; they are a reflection of the changing landscapes, borders, and identities of […]

Korea-related Philatelic News

Specialised Catalogue of Korean Stamps

South Korea will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the inception of the modern postal system in 2024. On the occasion of this significant year, to be commemorated both nationally and internationally, PHILAKOREA will take place for the fifth time under FIP recognition. As South Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth in such a brief period, […]

News about the Postponement of “Philakorea 2024” to 2025

Korea Post has made the decision to postpone Philakorea 2024 to 2025. Although the head of the Korean delegation to Thailand 2023 announced and confirmed that Philakorea would be held in August, 2024 on the occasion of the Korean Night event, general government budget situation forced every organization under the government control to radically cut […]

ROK KoreaPost New Issues

KPC3744-3747: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion) (Special Issue)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a special stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a special sheetlet containing 4 (2×2) stamps of 690 won, 840 won, 1010 won and 1090 won. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

KPC3740-3743: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a sheet containing 12 (2×6) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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