Booklet of North Korean Stamps from the Period before the Siege of Pyongyang

What a wonderful feeling to find something new, a philatelic treasure, a real “philagem”. And how wonderful to be able to add a stamp to your collection of which only 2 copies exist, or add both! A wonderful philatelic discovery, from a troubled era, from the philately of a closed country! The feeling when we […]

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KPC3723: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean-Henri Fabre

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 22 December 2023 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean-Henri Fabre The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 16 (4×4) stamps which are “valid forever” for domestic mail up to 25 grams. The stamps were printed by Cartor for POSA.

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Soviet Bloc Charity Seals for North Korea—More Information

Late last year when I was looking for some information on the internet about the South Korea Relief seals issued by Germany, I discovered that I did not know that the Soviet Bloc countries also began to raise funds for North Korea Relief during the Korean War. I wrote an article for the Korea Stamp […]

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The Korea 1967 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1967 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), dropped the 1961-1966’s examples of four different designs and issued just a single design, but with two different colors printed of that one design, for the Christmas and New Year/TB seals series. Only one design of a stylized boat carrying three people was used, and it was […]

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The year in stamps: 1949 “Shooting across the border”

As South Korea entered 1949, the country was still grappling with the aftermath of World War II and the ongoing tensions between North and South Korea. While political and military developments dominated the headlines, the daily lives of ordinary citizens also continued to be shaped by the challenges of the time.

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Association of National Olympic Committees Stamp Album

The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present the sixth article of Stewart Steres’ Series South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets. This booklet is about the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) assembly meeting in Seoul on April 21, 1986 about the upcoming 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

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KSC5519-5524: Military Parade Held in Celebration of the 70th Anniv. of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 27 October 2023 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps commemorating the “Military Parade Held in Celebration of the 70th Anniv. of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War”.

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The Korea 1966 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1966 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1965’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seals series. Two of the seals show a combined scene of stylized women dancers, another shows a stylized pagoda and a woman with a tray on top of her […]

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