During the 1960s and early 1970s several times an index to Korean Philately magazine was published by members of the KSS. The series started in April 1963 when Harry Anderson issued the “Index to Volumes I-X (1951-1961)” as “Supplement #1 to Korean Philately”. After a second version was published by Harry Anderson in February 1976, a third was issued by Hal Klein in May 1973.
Harry Anderson introduced the format of the index in 1963 as follows:
Beginning with volume X consecutive page numbering was used thru each number, prior to volume X each number started with page #1.
What Harry Anderson was referring to was this type of listing of keywords:
Aerogramme, Korea’s First V #2 p17
Airmail Issues I #3 pl I #4 p3 I #5 p1-3
Airmail Postage Rates VII #1 p16
Album, Official I #12 p3
Alphabet, Korean X #2 p40-42
Animal Year X #2 p40-42
APO (Australian) in Korea II #9 p7 IX #3 pll
APO, Korean, Non-Combat IX #3 pll
APO, Numbers in Korea I #8 p6 II #7 p3-5 II #8 p2 II #9 p7-8
Fowler, Talbert B. VI #2 p1-2
Green, Russell VII #3 pll
Hardy, Benson B. V #3 pll
Jones, Robert C. VII #2 p14
Kirby, S.Jack V #4 p14-15
Redlich, Donald J. VI #4 pl
Sandberg, Charlep A. VIII #2 p20
Smith, Dr. Roy K, Smith, Lure McLane VI #1 p17-18
Booklets VII #3 p10
Books Postage Stamps of Korea #2 p3-4 Presentation VI #3 p16 Souvenir VII #1 p12-13 Stamp IX #4 p5-7
By-Laws of KSS VII #1 p17-19
Calender, Japanese Lunar and Gregorian V #2 p11-12
Cancellations, Commemorative IV #4 p6 #4 p4 #4 p5 #4 p12-13 VI #1 p24 VI #2 p9-10 VI #4 p13 VII #2 p9 VII #3 p7-8 VII #4 p14 IX #3 p12 X #3 p69-71
Cancellations, First Day VI #3 pll VII #2 p9 X #3 p67-68
Cancellations, French in Korea III #2 p3-4
Cancellations, Listing VI #2 p15
Cancellations, Military I #9 p8 III #8 p23
Cancellations, Modern I #6 p6
Cancellations, Paquebot I #9 p9 III #2 p4
Next the question was “How were such files made at the time?” Unlike today, when creating an index is as easy as simply letting the computer do the work for you, there were no computers available to search for keywords. Luckily Hal Klein is still a member of the KSS today. He could therefore answer that question:
I started publishing the KP sometime after 1974. I was planning to do another Index in 1982 however, my wife was hospitalized with cancer and I owned and operated a large retail store with a 5,000 sq ft. selling area and I opened a separate international mail order firm. The KP was too much for me to handle with my other responsibilities so I turned everything over to a fellow in Florida; unfortunately he died in an automobile accident only a few months later.
I did not personally know Harry Anderson, though we corresponded several times. He seemed to be a very nice person. I believe Harry MAY HAVE BEEN one of the original members of the KSS or one of its earliest members.
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