Beautiful Postal Cards and Postal Covers of Early Korea

Old Korea

Some of the rarest examples of postal history of Empire Korea, combining the images of early 20th century Korea on hand-tinted postal cards and a cover demonstrating all the stamps available at the Chemulpo, Korea post office on a single day are that of a correspondence addressed to Mrs. Charlotte K. Ober, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Frederick A. Ober, an American naturalist and writer, and Caroline Haven Ober, professor of Romance Languages at the University of Washington and founder of the Department of Romance Languages.

The first card shown here was received by Mrs. Charlotte K. Ober on 14 September 1902:

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Dr. Joel Lee
Born in Korea, Vietnam war participation as ROK marine, Dr. of Ministry, Retired Presbyterian Pastor. 40 years collected for Korea stamps 1884-1905.

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