The Korea 1960 Christmas/New Year and TB seals


In 1960 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following the previous two years, would again introduce multiple seals in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. There are two seals, one with stylized sun and clouds and other with a stylized pagoda and clouds. The 1960 seals were printed by lithograph on un-watermarked paper and sold in sheets of 50 (10 x 5) seals (25 of each of the different designs). The sheets were sold as perforated 12 ½ and with a roulette cut.

The Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) gives different numbers for the perforated and roulette varieties, CS21-22 and CS212A-22A, respectively. The perforated pair is valued by the KPSC at 4,000 won ($3.10). The roulette variety is rarer and a pair is valued by the KPSC at 30,000 won ($23.60). This 1960 seal was not sold in booklets, but some sheets were broken up and placed in small envelopes for sale to customers. This author does not have an image of this year’s envelope.

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