Auction News Update: Korean items in worldwide auctions

Auction News

Once in a while we report on the KSS website on interesting items showing up in stamp auctions worldwide. Here are some of these items from the last few months from Cherrystone Auctions, Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner and Chiswick Auctions, plus some Ebay items related to the Korean War.

In this edition of auction news we show items from Chiswick Auctions, Cherrystone, Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner, Cover Story Ltd, CompuStamp, Cérès Philatélie, Postiljonen AB and Jürgen Götz e.K. plus a few examples from Ebay sellers.

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2 thoughts on “Auction News Update: Korean items in worldwide auctions

  1. Hello Ivo,
    thanks for the very usefull reports and comments.
    Two supplements

    (1) The ROK 1958 unissueds are two sets or possibilities
    – one is Syngman alone and only hangul syllabics used;
    – one is with the vietnamese Prime Minister of 1958 and inscription in latin KOREA-VIETNAM

    (2) About the russian stationery card marked as “PAQUEBOT” by the japanese post office in Wonsan (Gensan): You wrote: “A quick question on Twitter about the text showed this to be the original text on the card: “大阪東区備後貳百五拾三番邸 高橋豊次郎殿”. That translates as: “Osaka Higashi -ku Bijogu 貳 Hyaku5 Picking 3rd House”, with the name on the card being “Toyojiro Takahashi”. This begs the question: why the Russian card? Clearly the sender knew how to write a Japanese address. Perhaps the sender was on a Russian ship? That could solve part of the answer, as on the back of the cover is a paquebot cancellation.”

    Comment by FE:
    The address is Osaka Higashi-ku (East district) Bingo No. 253 mansion, Mr. Takahashi Tojiro. Bingo is a former province in west Japan.
    Gensan/Wonsan was called for by russian and japanese ships coming and going on the coastal line to Vladivostok (continuing to/from China or Japan).

    These ships put their movable post box on the quay of any port of call in the hours before departure. This came in handy for locals, as the local post office closed acceptance of mails several hours before the ships departure, while the steamers post box was moved back to the ship almost at last before the ships ropes were made loose. from the quay posts.
    Stamps/stationery of the local postal system or of the ships postal system could be posted. The mail was sorted aboard by ships staff functioning as postal agent (paymaster or his hands) and on arrival in the next port, given to local post office.
    So this card was either
    – dropped into the steamers mail box on board (russian steamer);
    – or into the box on the quay in a port before reaching Wonsan (russian or japanese stamps)


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