Korean Philately Vol. 57 No. 1 (Q1 2021)

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The KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately, the first KP for 2021! As a member you can download this edition of Korean Philately for free as a PDF. And again, just as was the case with all four issues for 2020, you can own a full-colour magazine-style hard-copy version of this KP!

How to download?

This edition of Korean Philately can, just like all previous editions/issues, be downloaded from the KSS website. In case you just can’t wait to download it, here is the direct download link for you as a member:

Korean Philately Vol. 57 No. 1 (Q1 2021)

Because this is a “member only” download, you must be logged on to the KSS website for the link to work. Not a member yet? Join for free right now and have free access to this edition and all previous editions of KP in no time!

Want to own a printed version? Buy one online!

The KP used to be sent to KSS members as part of their membership. Given present day costs of printing and sending hard-copy editions of magazines and books this would not be a viable option any longer. This is especially true because of the fact that KSS membership is currently 100% for free.

If you would like to order a printed copy, you can find the print versions of Korean Philately magazine on the KSS profile at Blurb.com:

Order print versions of Korean Philately magazines

Notice Blurb has the occasional discount offer. This can save you quite a lot of money!

And in case you are wondering: we make pretty much zero profit on selling hard-copy KP’s, we only offer this service through Blurb in case you would like to hold our great looking magazine in your own hands.

What does Korean Philately look like?

Want to have an idea of what you will get with this edition of Korean Philately? Below are some of the 84 pages of this KP:

Page from Willem van der Bijl’s article on North Korean philatelic artworks.

Page from Joel Lee’s article on Lee Neung-hwa’s covers from around 1900.

Page from Ivo Spanjersberg’s article on the “situation” between North and South Korea as shown in stamps.

Page from Steven Zwillinger’s article on Dr. Hall’s Indian (yes, Indian!) Christmas seals.

And talking about seals, Simon Howlett introduces the new KSS seals in this issue of KP:

Your article in KP?

It’s great to publish articles on your (Korea related) philatelic interests! See how people react to articles by looking at the great comments our authors get and notice how good your materials would look like in print! With both the PDF and the Blurb printed-on-demand versions KSS members can now choose there preferred method of reading Korean Philately magazine, but that is also true for our authors of course. Therefore, if you’d like to publish an article as well for the KSS website and/or Korean Philately magazine, please contact us through our online form. “Letters to the Editor” for the next issue(s) are also very welcome, as are ideas for other print items (such as the seals shown here).

Ivo Spanjersberg
Currently KSS Publisher/Webmaster, previously KSS Chairman (2018-2019). Living in Amsterdam. I collect Korean revenue stamps, see my website:

2 thoughts on “Korean Philately Vol. 57 No. 1 (Q1 2021)

  1. I got the printed version of Korean Philately (Q1 2021) and as good as things look on a computer monitor, they look even better in print. It’s great! It’s hard for me to look at a web page and envision how it would like in a magazine format. I must have a limited brain because it’s far superior to what I imagined.

  2. Hi Steven, thank you, almost all the credit has to go to Ivo Spanjersberg, who is leaving us as Publisher. It was his idea to start publishing again the hard copies of the Korean Philatley magazine when he was Chair, and he did a great job of getting the ball rolling. I believe the quality of the KP’s has consistently improved with each issue.
    I agree with you, that in person, the copies look so much better than on the web. Any serious Korean stamp collector should purchase a copy for their reference. We have another one scheduled, but do not know if we will continue to issue them quarterly as we did in the past year. We hope so.

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