(Reader’s question) Several of our members have a store on websites such as Ebay or Delcampe. It turns out one of our new members, Didier from France, is currently selling an atlas of China on Ebay. This atlas shows according to the title on one of the pages “postal establishments and postal routes in each province” in 1919.
I have personally been collecting maps and atlases since I was quite young, which means I own quite a few of them and have seen even more. In combination with stamps atlases can give very valuable information on how postal services were run at one time or another. They also give a much better idea of distances involved than mere text telling about services from A to B. So I always notice such publications whenever I run into them.
Here are a few examples of the atlas showing what I mean about routes and such:
Notice all the details right up to the numbering systems for the postal routes! So, here is my question: if you are a collector of Chinese philately from this era this type of atlas contains important information. But how about one for Korea? Has anyone ever seen the same type/style of atlas? Or perhaps given the much smaller size of Korea compared to China’s size how about any individual map(s)?
Besides that, just to be thorough: if you are interested in buying the China atlas, then have a look at Didier’s listing of the atlas in his Ebay store. And if you have any knowledge of Korea related atlases/maps showing postal history, please leave a comment below.[KSS Editor: please be aware that the KSS assumes no responsibility for any seller’s items on any online or offline platform, even if the seller is a KSS member. The KSS is simply a hobby club for philatelists, we have no (financial) links to any other organization or seller. This item is shown here for philatelic purposes only, as a way of sharing information amongst philatelists.]