Reader’s Question: Cinderellas of Korea: Any Information?

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(Originally from KP May 2012, Vol. 54, No. 2) As I was working on my Korean collection, I came across a group of Cinderellas from Korea. I have no idea when, where, or how I acquired them, but I am curious about them. Can anyone help me out by providing information? 

Figure 6 contains three blocks of eight with selvedge. Figure 7 contains two strips of two, while Figure 8 contains four strips of six (these are too long to show in full, so, as they were already folded, I am showing them in groups of 3). The stamps in Figures 7 and 8 are inscribed “Letter from Korea,” clearly designed as a tourist promotion effort to be affixed to the back of envelopes sent internationally from Korea. All stamps are rouletted.

Figure 6
Figure 7
Figure 8

I know that some think that Cinderellas are an affront to philately. Yet, they are an established branch of the field. I would appreciate any information that anyone can provide about them.


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