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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Story of the Rarest Korean Christmas Seal and the Japanese Military Confiscation before WWII in 1940

The rarest Korean Christmas seal is the “unissued” Children and Snowy Mountains of 1940. The brief story how it became rare is told by Stephen Hasegawa in the following article that is in his 2006 catalogue of “Dr. Sherwood Hall’s Christmas and New Year Seals of Korea”. As noted in the article, in 2006, only […]

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Korean revenue stamp multiples: to separate or not?

The KSS has a long tradition of answering reader questions. Members (and also non-members) have in the past asked about unknown stamps, variations, perforations, dates of publication, etc. Examples of such questions can be found on the KSS website as well. Here is a question from Al Sedita regarding Korean revenue stamps. 

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Assistance Requested for Monograph

(From Korean Philately February 1998, pages 5-6; full title “Assistance Requested for Monograph on Local/Municipal Revenue Stamps of Korea”) The Board of the Korea Stamp Society met during the recent PACIFIC 97 in San Francisco. During that meeting a tentative schedule of Monographs and special publications was announced. Of interest to revenue collectors of Korea […]

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