Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

The 1934 Korean Christmas Seal

The Korean Christmas Seals had grown in popularity in 1933, and raised more funds to fight tuberculosis, and so Dr. Hall’s United Christmas Seal Committee of Korea decided to continue with the 1934 seals. In this 1934 program, there was only one type of the single seal; however, there were four different sheet sizes, eight […]

The Unusual Souvenir Sheet of 1966

The souvenir sheet (S/S) issued by Korea on June 13, 1966 is one of the most unusual Korean stamps in my opinion, in that it has been issued to commemorate an event. I have a little background information that I am putting into this article, but I hope that some reader may enlighten us with […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

How I became a novice DPRK stamp collector

From 2000 to 2006 I visited North Korea 15 times, each time during 4 weeks. During those 4 weeks, I spent weekends and rainy days in the hotel (Mt. Myohyang or Chong Chon Hotel). Also, on my departure from the country, I spent 3 to 4 days in the capital Pyongyang (Yang Gak Do Hotel) […]

A note on perforation varieties on North Korean stamps

Perforation varieties of early North Korean stamps, say pre-1960, are almost limitless, for example, in his exhibits Dr Maeda detects at least eight varieties for the single Labour Law issue of 1956, (SGN110). The later emphasis on issues for philatelic markets, however, brought about a standardization of production, resulting in much less variability. Almost none […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

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.] 

North Korean National Identity, Expressed Through Postage Stamps, 1948-1970 (Chapter 3)

[David Hall’s undergraduate thesis “North Korean National Identity, Expressed Through Postage Stamps, 1948-1970” is published in full on the KSS website. This is “Chapter Three – North Korea and the Changing Nature of East Asia, 1963-1970”.] Due to North Korea’s successful economic recovery and Kim Il-sung’s consolidation of power through Juche and purges, North Korea became […]

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