Saturday, January 19, 2019

PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

South Korean booklets and color bars (III)

This is Part 3 of the BOOKLETS WITH COLOR BARS article. On 1/24/1994 the Ministry issued the first “Portable Booklet” to commemorate the 21st U.P.U. Congress (3rd issue). This issue started the color bars for a total of 15 issues through 3/27/1996. All of these were in the “Portable Booklet” format. For explanation see part […]

KSS in 2018: The year in articles

That was an exciting year! We went from a proposal to shut down the KSS for good in January/February to creating a completely new website and having new members (welcome!) plus a new KSS Board. In the meantime we have created an online library of all the issues of Korean Philately magazine, filled the website […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

Monetary Devaluation in DPRK (North Korea) and New Postal Rates

The North Korean Government performed a drastic monetary devaluation on July 1, 2002, having dramatic influence on both domestic and international postal rates. However, how major the changes were and when they became effective were not known until several months after the changes. The purpose of this article is to convey the information obtained from […]

Li Joon and the 1907 Hague Peace Conference

Researched from European press by J. Sciarone. Observant collectors will have noticed that the only two heroes from the pre-annexation era to be honored philatelically by South Korea in its first 10 years or so were the ubiquitous Admiral Yi Sun-Sin (Scott # 73, 76, 113, 225 as well as some North Korean issues) and […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE

Reader’s Question: Was this North Korean block margin intentional?

(Reader’s question/Q&A) KSS member Robert Finder has a following question regarding this block of four + two partial stamps. These North Korean stamps are listed as Scott394 (A331)/KSC353 (issued 13 March 1962). 

Monetary Devaluation in DPRK (North Korea) and New Postal Rates

The North Korean Government performed a drastic monetary devaluation on July 1, 2002, having dramatic influence on both domestic and international postal rates. However, how major the changes were and when they became effective were not known until several months after the changes. The purpose of this article is to convey the information obtained from […]

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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