The look of Korean Philately (KP) has changed quite a bit in the last 70 years. There were many stages in the development of the covers of KP. The first KP was published by Harold D. Bearce, who was the first editor for the Korea Stamp Society (KSS), on October 1, 1951 with Albert L. Kemmesies as the first President of the society. It is believed that the first image of Issue 1 was created later, but represents very closely what the first issue actually looked like. (See article by Harold Bearce reproduced in this KP.)
In the beginning of the KSS and the KP, most members where from the USA and had been stationed in South Korea, either as military personnel or missionaries, so the focus of early articles were mostly about Korean Empire classic stamps and South Korean philately. Later as the society would become more international, with many members across the world, many articles on DPRK philately could be found in KP and this continues today with articles on all types of Korean philately.