Tuesday, July 14, 2020

KOREAN PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

Use of APO services by non-military organizations in Korea in the 1940-1950s

Affording missionary organisations the facility of using APO numbers was something that began with the US occupation of South Korea after WW2. The USA Military Government in Korea started its own parallel Army Post Office organisation on landing in September 1945. Approved missionary organisations, together with commercial suppliers to the military (usually Korean subsidiaries of […]

Incheon local revenue stamps

I made a state-side trip in September, to Seattle, and since my return have been too busy and also have not had an opportunity to add much in the way of information on Korean revenues, until just the other day. A few days ago I was in Pusan, and obtained some of the Inchon City […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

Use of APO services by non-military organizations in Korea in the 1940-1950s

Affording missionary organisations the facility of using APO numbers was something that began with the US occupation of South Korea after WW2. The USA Military Government in Korea started its own parallel Army Post Office organisation on landing in September 1945. Approved missionary organisations, together with commercial suppliers to the military (usually Korean subsidiaries of […]

The East Asian Mythology’s Chollima

In the article I wrote on the Korean 1952 TB/Christmas seal, I briefly discussed Dr. Moon’s autobiography, “A Fly Stuck to the Tail of Chollima”. As noted in the article, the Chollima is a mythical winged horse originally from Chinese classic literature and is seen across East-Asian literature.

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: ARTICLES

The South Korean Stamp Scene (Part 3)

What follows is an update on my article of 1996 about the investment potential of South Korean stamps. In 1972 (when stamps were touted as investments) Linn’s Weekly Stamp News and others started “Investment Suggestions” which is now called the “Tip of the Week”. In about 1980 Linn’s began a “Trends of Stamp Values” which […]

Incheon local revenue stamps

I made a state-side trip in September, to Seattle, and since my return have been too busy and also have not had an opportunity to add much in the way of information on Korean revenues, until just the other day. A few days ago I was in Pusan, and obtained some of the Inchon City […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: Q&A

Reader’s Question: Name of designer of 1984 cosmonaut stamp?

(Editor: a question from reader Petr from the Czech Republic:) Do you know who is the stamp designer of the North Korean stamp 1984 year Scott Nr 2429-2431, Michel 2522-2524? The stamp with Tereskhova is important for me, that is with a value of 10. In my exhibit about Tereskhova, I have two original artworks […]

What is shown in this Korean picture post card?

A question for the detectives among us. For some time I have had this image in my possession. It is the picture side of a Korean postal card. The card itself may not seem very interesting from a philatelic point of view and the seller didn’t ask much for it (I think 1500 won, just […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

A brief biography of Helen Kingsbury Zirkle (1898 – 1976)

My interest in Chinese stamps has focused for the past few years on Manchukuo. During this time I have collected a number of books that have aided my research and one of the most useful has been a book with the catchy title “The Postage Stamps and Commemorative Cancellations of Manchoukuo/Manshukoku, Manchou Tikuo, Manchukuo”, written […]

Revenue stamps in album pages?

What started with a simple article about someone’s stamp album pages has since become quite a series. So far however all the album pages shown by members are used to store and show postal stamps. Fiscal stamps, or revenue stamps, are a completely different story.

Korea-related Philatelic News

Korean Philately Vol. 56 No. 3 (Q3 2020) Published!

The KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately, the third KP of 2020. As a member you can download  this edition of Korean Philately for free as a PDF. And again, just as was the case with issues no. 1 and no. 2 of this year, you can own a […]

Korean Stamp Museum virtual tour makes visiting possible

Because of the corona virus doing the rounds the Korean Stamp Museum is, like so many other such institutes, closed at the moment. However, just a few days ago KoreaPost issued a link on its website to a complete virtual tour of the Korean Stamp Museum. When clicked one starts just outside the museum, underground, […]

NEW STAMP ISSUES ROK (South Korea)

KPC3449: The 100th Anniversary of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 30 June 2020 KoreaPost issued a stamp commemorating the “100th Anniversary of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee”. From the Wikipedia page on the committee: “The Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (Korean: 대한체육회, Abbr.: KOC) is the National Olympic Committee of Republic of Korea (competing as Korea) for the […]

KPC3448: The 100th Anniversary of the Victory at the Battle of Bongodon

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 5 June 2020 KoreaPost issued a stamp commemorating the “100th Anniversary of the Victory at the Battle of Bongodon”. This battle was part of a wider fight against Japanese occupation from 1919 onward. The fighting in 1920 is described on the Wikipedia page for an important Korean leader, Hong […]

NEW STAMP ISSUES DPRK (North Korea)

KSC5254-5257: Fish Farming

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 11 July 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Fish Farming”. The term means according to the KSC: “Fish farming includes artificial incubation of good fish species and breeding fry by industrial methods.”

KSC5252-5253: Architectural Buildings

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Architectural Buildings”. The series was issued “to show Medical Oxygen Factory, a modern medical oxygen producer for the public health work of the country, and Mirim Riding Club where the grassroots can enjoy the sporting […]

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  • COVID-19 CORONA PANDEMIC DELAY OF NEW STAMP ISSUES
    Due to the world wide pandemic virus spread, North Korea closed its borders to China and Russia at the end of January 2020. The Borders were re-opened at the beginning of June 2020. Following the border closures, the distribution of new items with item numbers 5240-5244 and 5263-5272 issued…[Read more]

  • still trying to find good shop for buying north Korean stamps any ideas please

  • One of our new members, the amongst DPRK collectors very well-known Willem (“William”) van der Bijl from Utrecht in the Netherlands, recently proposed an interesting que…

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  • Choi Heon-hyuk asked the court to hand over the house of Park Seung-hak, but his request was rejected because he did not deposit 50,000 whan ordered by the court as a deposit.

  • The most important meaning of this court document was in line 9. 家屋明渡假處分命令。 家屋 reads in Korean as ka-ouk, means house 明渡 maybe reads as myong-dou, not really sure about its actual legal meaning , but should be similar to transition (change) 假處分 provisional Injunction: a law term, don't know how to explain it in English since this is not my spec…[Read more]

    • I finally find the meaning of 明渡. It is a Japanese term 明け渡す(あけわたす), read in Japanese as a-ke-wa-ta-su. meaning: evacuating buildings and land and giving them to others.

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