The Revenue Stamps of Seoul City (part 3 of 3)

(Part 3 of 3) Like most countries which at one time used revenue stamps, South Korea has a long history of using local revenue stamps. Until the 1970s these local revenue stamps were produced locally, each with a unique design per province or municipality. From 1976 onwards local revenue stamps were produced nationally (with standardized […]

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KoreaPost releases materials for “Modern Korean Figures” series

On 21 June 2019 KoreaPost released two stamps commemorating two Korean singers, Baek Seol-hee (1927-2010, born Kim Hee-suk) and Hyeon In (1919-2002, born Hyeon Dong-ju). The stamp are part of the “Modern Korean Figures” (현대한국인물) series. For this series KoreaPost has created extra materials showing the background of these two singers and their place in […]

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Korean Military Advisor Correspondence (1955)

(Translated by Le Tuyet Mai.) The envelope shown in Figure 1 was sent from the office of Korean Advisory Commander-Assistant to Lieutenant-Colonel, belonging to MC Advisory Team (KMAG-V Korean Military Advisory Group-Vietnam), belonging to APO 91 US Forces (Division: Foot-band no. 91- US Army) in Vietnam. The letter was postmarked Pungsan (Korea), 17-11-1955. Perhaps, this […]

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Reader’s Question: Information needed for biography about Lee Chang Sung

For a project about KSS members from the past I am currently looking for information about Lee Chang Sung. He was chairman of the Busan Philatelic Club for years, but was known outside of Korea for his many paquebot covers. He was first mentioned in Korean Philately in 1956(!), in the KP Vol. V No. […]

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KSC5215C-5215D Visit to Russian Federation Made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the DPRK Armed Forces

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a souvenir sheets to commemorate the Visit to the Russian Federation by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the DPRK […]

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The 1950 DPRK overprints on 1949 ROK stamps postally used?

Every philatelic area and era has its “Are these real or not?” subjects. Collecting expensive “specialties” such as overprints or surcharges on top of relatively cheap stamps, making it especially worthwhile to create forgeries for the philatelic market, without proper knowledge is asking for trouble. Overprints and surcharges, especially when used in very limited numbers […]

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KSC5215A-5215B On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two souvenir sheets with both one stamp each reflecting the main idea of the policy delivered by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un a the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK on April 12 Juche 108 (2019).

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