New KSS Member Wishes to Trade for Used North Korean Stamps


My name is Paul Scholtens and I live in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. During the Covid-19 pandemic I have been doing a lot of work on my collection. I am a 74 years old, social and general interest collector who collects stamps from all over the world. I like the information you can get from stamps about the culture, history and geography of countries.

I have no North Korea (DPRK) stamps in my collection. I would like to have in my collection used DPRK stamps from everyday use in North Korea (DPRK) from between, say, 1950 to 2020. I like my stamps to be easily removed from the cover or paper and I prefer that they are franked/cancelled/postally used, not torn or crumpled and have intact, square corners. A clear view of the country name, the picture or image and the denomination or money amount is important to me.

Some examples of used North Korean stamps.

I would like to make contact with a member who would like to swap DPRK stamps with me in return for a similar number of Australian stamps, both pre-decimal currency (up to 1966) and contemporary stamps.

If you are interested you can e-mail me at: . (Editor: address as graphic, not text, to avoid spambots scraping the address!) I will reply to anyone who contacts me but would prefer to be swapping with just the one person. I am hoping to get, say, 100 stamps.

Some more examples of used stamps.
Stamp Exchanges: A time-honored philatelic practice
KSS Publisher: many stamp clubs and other philatelic organizations used to have a system of stamp exchange adverts. These days stamp exchanges seem to have become less common, but the need is still there. Currently we do not have an organized system for this. In the last few years we had a few advertisements from people included in the monthly Newsletter (send by email to members), but we could install a new part on the KSS website which make it possible to create actual advertisements. If you think this is a good idea, please leave your feedback below in the comments section. And if you’d like to contact Paul, his email address is in the text. The stamps shown here are from KSS Board member Yong Yi’s collection.

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