One area of collecting of Korean philatelic material that is out of reach financially (and availability) are the proof and presentation sheets that South Korea issued in very limited numbers beginning with the 1946 set honouring the Liberation from the Japanese. These were never listed in Scott’s because they were not sold to the public and often given as gifts to dignitaries.
As I mentioned in the article of “Why Collect Stamps from Korea” in the November 2019 issue of the American Philatelist, one of the things that first attracted to me where the inexpensive small souvenir sheets that South Korea issued during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Eventually I noticed there were older souvenir sheets issued in the late 1940’s to early 1950’s that were not in the Scott catalog listings. I did find them in the Korean Postage Stamps Catalogue (KPSC) and found that most of these were way out of my financial ability to collect. I still read about them and after joining the Korea Stamp Society (KSS), I was able to find out more information about these sheets in older Korean Philately Magazines.If anybody owns such proof sheets and can supply us with high-resolution scans we would love to hear from you! Please contact us, either by leaving a comment below or by using our contact form.