Thursday, November 21, 2019

KOREAN PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

Korean paquebot covers (1954) Part I: Busan and Incheon 1951-1953

Universal Postal Union regulations have for many years allowed that mail posted ON THE HIGH SEAS, and bearing stamps of the same country whose flag the vessel flies, might be put ashore at the first port of call, where it is postmarked with the paquebot marking of that port and sent on its way to […]

Current “My own stamp” (나만의 우표) options

Currently KoreaPost offers “My own stamp” (나만의 우표) sheets with postage stamps only in the sheets, with the exception of one very large “seal” in these sheets. Three colourful examples of the possible configurations can be found on the ePost website. In these three sheets all the smaller stamps are actual postage stamps, but can […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

Andrew B Graham Co. business card shows Korea’s second issue

Here is a nice item which is rarely seen. I have often wondered why the second issue of Korea was printed in Washington, DC since the first issue was done in Japan. In any event the stamps were printed by Andrew B Graham Co. a Washington, DC lithographer.

Some more examples of North Korean stamp varieties

Whether its intentional or simply a mistake, there are is no shortage of varieties of North Korean stamps. Stamp varieties make collecting fun and they are a big part of our hobby. The varieties you look for depend on your preferences as a collector. Errors during printing are among the most highly desired stamp varieties.

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: ARTICLES

Comments on the 1962 airmail and regular issues

(In response to KPs request for additional information about the new airmail and regular issues reported in this month’s New Issues, Dr. Hale has kindly sent the following interesting comments. — Ed.) Concerning the air mail stamps, the present postal rates are as follows: 200H is for mail to Formosa, Hong Kong, Japan, and other […]

Korean paquebot covers (1954) Part I: Busan and Incheon 1951-1953

Universal Postal Union regulations have for many years allowed that mail posted ON THE HIGH SEAS, and bearing stamps of the same country whose flag the vessel flies, might be put ashore at the first port of call, where it is postmarked with the paquebot marking of that port and sent on its way to […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: Q&A

Military Post in Korea in 1952

The other day Ivo Spanjersberg shared scans of the front and back of a letter envelope which was posted from Korea to the United States at the end of 1952. Ivo asked me why a non-military person could use military post? I didn’t have an answer to this and referred the question to my colleague […]

Reader’s question: Gum Creases in 1960’s Souvenir Sheets?

(Reader’s question) I have a question for readers of the KSS website. Many, if not most, of the 1960’s souvenir sheets from South Korea have gum creases or folds that are especially prominent on the gum side of the sheets. With scans, you can see some of the folds on the face of the souvenir […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

Download (KSS members only): “Handbook of Philatelic Forgeries – Korean Empire”

One of the most challenging aspects of collecting Korean stamps is that there are many forgeries/counterfeits/fakes of both the stamps as well as the overprints and cancellations of the early “Empire” issues from 1884 to 1900. Very often, the stamps, overprints and the cancellations can all be forgeries. Fortunately, there are few or none known […]

More album pages from KSS members

(Our informal series on Korean album pages continues with this installment form KSS member Walter Swanson.) I am a member of Athens (Georgia, USA) Philatelic Society and before my retirement from teaching I was a member of Sunrise Stamp Club in Florida. I am #843 of Korea Stamp Society, since 1979, and Scandinavian Collectors Club […]

Korea-related Philatelic News

Illustrator of 2019 Christmas seals interviewed

The Korean National Tuberculosis Association interviewed the illustrator who created this year’s Christmas seals, Ahn Sol (안솔). The seals show the Haenyeo (해녀) of Jeju island, the women who dive for seafood around the coast of the island. Ahn Sol created the artwork for the seals while staying for a couple of months on the […]

The 2019 Christmas seals have been released!

The new Christmas seals for Christmas 2019 have been released by the Korea National Tuberculosis Association. The stamps feature Jeju island and the famous local diving women, the “haenyeo”. The sheet is for sale online through the KNTA website and costs 3.000 won (approx. 2,50 dollars / 2,30 EUR).

NEW STAMP ISSUES ROK (South Korea)

KoreaPost new stamp release leaflets for 2018 (III)

Part III of our listing of the stamp issue leaflets released by KoreaPost in 2018 on the occasion of new stamp releases. These leaflets were printed to show both the stamps and the details of the stamps such as the date of issue, the numbers printed and the designers.

KPC17022614: “National Stamp Exhibition” postal card

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 15 November 2019 KoreaPost issued a new postal card to commemorate the 2019 National Stamp Exhibition (2019 전국우표전시회). This was the first time in several years KoreaPost created a postal card for a stamp exhibition, the last cards for such an occasion having been produced in July 2016.

NEW STAMP ISSUES DPRK (North Korea)

KSC5223A: Centenary of Founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a souvenir sheet to mark the centenary of the founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The stamps show Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, plus several situations showing examples of activities of the Red […]

KSC5219-5223: Cactus

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On October 13th, Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series on cactuses.

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