Collecting Paquebots – A Korean adventure (1957)

At first glance, it would appear strange to find an article on Paquebot collecting in our publication, which deals primarily in the study of Korean philately. Nevertheless, the writer is certain that the readers will find it interesting, as after all, there is a distinct Korean flavor. Over a year ago I had an article […]

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KPC3344-3345: Korea-Iran Joint Issue

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 23 October 2018 KoreaPost released two stamps forming a joined issue with Iran. The stamps show Korean and Persian art. The history of exchanges between Korea and Iran go back to the Silk Road, 1,500 years ago. The Silk Road, a path of exchanges between the human civilizations of the […]

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Domestic printing versus international printing of DPRK stamps (I)

The publication by KSS member Yi Yong Suk of an article about North Korean stamp sheets elicited an answer by another KSS member, Chen Yi-Fu. This led to the following exchange of information between these two members about the question of domestic printings versus international (collector’s) printings. 

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KSC5180C-5180D: The Fifth Round of North-South Summit Meeting and Talks

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 October 2018 the 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp commemorating the fourth round of the north-south summit meeting. The release came with this text: “Stamps were issued to commemorate the fifth round of north-south summit meeting and talks held in Pyongyang between September 18 […]

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North Korean postal history during the Korean War 1950-1953 (II)

This article was originally published in The London Philatelist, Volume 123 Issue 1416 in June 2014. It is reprinted here with permission of the author, Anthony Bard, who besides being a member of the RPSL is also a member of the KSS. He is well-known for his highly specialized North Korea collection. The article is […]

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KSC5180B: The Fourth Round of North-South Summit Meeting and Talks

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 October 2018 the 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp commemorating the fourth round of the north-south summit meeting. The release came with this text: “The fourth round of north-south summit meeting and talks took place at the Thongil House in the northern area of […]

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KSC5180A: The Third Round of North-South Summit Meeting and Talks

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 16 October 2018 the 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp sheet commemorating the third round of north-south summit meeting. The release came with this text: “The third round of north-south summit meeting and talks took place at the House of Peace in the southern area […]

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