Stamp & Coin Mart: “The Hermit Kingdom”

An introductory article about North Korean stamps was published in Stamp & Coin Mart (July 2018 edition). Written by Christ West it was introduced as: “As North and South Korea take tentative steps towards reconciliation, Chris West looks back on the history of the region and the stamps issued by one of the world’s last […]

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A Short History of Korean Stamps

(From KP May 2012 Vol. 54, No. 2, pages 13-15) Nowadays, many veteran philatelists are quite pessimistic about the future of their hobby. Fifty years ago, every schoolboy was collecting stamps, but now the tradition is obviously dying out. Perhaps, several decades ago, before TV, the internet, iPhones, and video games, stamps were among the […]

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Philatelic history of Korea: About “Old Korea” or Choseon

The Philatelic history of Korea has been well documented. Early on, this was probably due to the “Opening of Korea” and the resulting presence of foreigners from postal operational nations, before the Korean Postal Bureau was created in 1884. Two texts, by two different authors, are shown here. The first example, by Edgar J. Mandel, […]

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