Cover from Dr. Chang-mo Moon Sent In 1953 Is Discovered


To my great surprise, as I was scanning some philatelic material related to Korea’s awareness program to fight tuberculosis (TB) for an upcoming publication, I discovered a cover apparently sent by Dr. Chang-mo Moon in 1953. The cover has a 1953 Korea TB seal pasted on the back of the envelope, which would have been recently issued at the time. We had previously published information on the Korea Stamp Society’s website about Dr. Moon’s dedication and accomplishments in the fight against TB in Korea. Dr. Moon is also celebrated for restarting the TB/Christmas and New Year seal program in Korea after WWII.

I knew that I had in my collection a fairly rare cover sent from Korea to the USA with a Korea 1953 TB seal, but I did not realize who had sent it, until I looked more closely at the sender’s address while scanning it. I then realized the cover had been sent by Dr. Moon. The envelop has a hand stamped address, “C.M. Moon of the Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea,” and was sent on December 12,1953 to Rev. John Schott, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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