Sunday, January 26, 2020

KOREAN PHILATELIC SUBJECTS

Korean paquebot covers (1954) Part III: The captains and the Busan fires

This is the final installment of a series of articles which started with a text from Talbert B. Fowler from August 1954 as Part I and some background information to an activity started by Milbury named the Sea-Jug Post as Part II. In this part we look at Busan during the Korean War and learn […]

New Discovery of Two Very Rare Covers with Dr. Hall’s Unissued 1940 Korea Tuberculosis/Christmas Seals

There was recently an exciting find by a reader of the Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) webpage. Mr. Edwin Burgoyne, who has been researching information on old covers that were part of his wife’s (Alison) missionary family’s collection, read the articles about Dr. Sherwood Hall’s TB/Christmas and New Year’s seals. He especially noticed the article about […]

KOREAN PHILATELIC HISTORY

The story behind the 2010 dinosaur overprint issue

For the International Youth Stamps Collectors’ Exhibition Europhila 2010 on October 2-3, 2010 in Stockholm, the KSC agreed to issue a special overprinted exhibition sheetlet as well as one overprinted postcard and one overprinted entire. Organizer of the Europhila Expo was the Swedish Stamp Youth, the Stockholm district, SFU. 25 children and youth from Belgium, […]

Korea’s Postal and Communications System (1941)

(This text was originally published in 1941 and republished in KP XI No. 1 (February 1962). It is here being published again for its historical significance.) Only scant remainders enable us today to retrace the origins of the Korean Postal and Communications System. We do know for a fact, however, that the country’s rulers have […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: ARTICLES

The coming of the zip numbers

June 1970 saw the establishment of “zip” numbers in Korea. The provinces are divided up into postal areas as can be seen by the map. Seoul and Kyong-Gi Province have postal numbers from 100 to 180. Kang-Won Province uses numbers from 200 to 250, The two Chung-Chong Provinces use 300 to 390. The Chollas and […]

Korea’s Postal and Communications System (1941)

(This text was originally published in 1941 and republished in KP XI No. 1 (February 1962). It is here being published again for its historical significance.) Only scant remainders enable us today to retrace the origins of the Korean Postal and Communications System. We do know for a fact, however, that the country’s rulers have […]

KOREAN PHILATELY MAGAZINE: Q&A

Reader’s Question: American Banknote Co Package #4137 dated Nov 3 1944

(Reader’s question) Thought this item of collateral material might be of interest – “American Banknote Co Package #4137 dated Nov 3 1944”. It appears to have contained 100 sheets. The note that came with it said “Korea Occupied Nations Stamp”. Can anyone provide additional info?

Reader’s Question: Marks on reverse on 6 cheon Plum Blossom stamp?

I was looking for Plum Blossom stamps on cover on eBay for an article that is being written for the American Philatelic Society’s magazine, when I noticed one of the blue 6 ch in a short set that did not look quite right. This 6 ch was light blue, and casually looking at the image, […]

PHILATELIC LITERATURE

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.

More album pages from KSS members

(Our informal series on Korean album pages continues with this installment from KSS member Chen Yi-Fu.) For ROK and classic Korean stamps I use an album made by the South Korean company Woo-Moon-Kuan, which is also the publisher of the ROK stamp catalogue. For DPRK stamps I use Palo albums, the only company I know […]

Korea-related Philatelic News

Korean Philately Vol. 54 No. 1 (Q1 2020) Published!

For the first time in 7 years the KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately. Our magazine has been published since 1952, first simply as a few typed and copied sheets but later on as an A5 (booklet) sized magazine and more recently as a US Letter sized magazine. This […]

KoreaPost releases stamp publication schedule for 2020

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) KoreaPost released the 2020 publication schedule, showing all planned new stamp issues for the whole year. Several anniversaries are on the list and so are both the Korean culture and history related issues as well as Korean independence related stamps.

NEW STAMP ISSUES ROK (South Korea)

KPC3427-3434: Science and Technology that Lead Korea

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 27 December 2019 KoreaPost issued a sheet containing eight stamp designs showing examples of results of Korean science and technology, such as a vaccine, a chip wafer (to make DRAM modules), a satellite and an LPG supertanker.

KPC3425-3426: New Year’s Greetings

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 2 December 2019 KoreaPost released two stamps celebrating the New Year and New Year’s Greetings. After the year of the pig, 2019, the year 2020 will be the Year of the (Metal) Rat according to the Chinese zodiac, which is why these two stamps depict rats.

NEW STAMP ISSUES DPRK (North Korea)

KSC5235: Sweet Brier

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a so-called entire showing sweet brier. The 10 won stamp, published on 24 January, coincides with the release of a 10 won stamp showing the national tree of North Korea, the pine tree (KSC5233), and another 10 won stamp […]

KSC5234: Bamboo

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a so-called entire showing bamboo. The 10 won stamp, published on 24 January, coincides with the release of a 10 won stamp showing the national tree of North Korea, the pine tree (KSC5233).

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