The Korea 1963 Christmas/New Year and TB seals


In 1963 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1962’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. But the KNTA would throw in a new “wrinkle” with the issuing of the four different designs in two types of sheets with different colors, so there are a total of 8 different seals for the year of 1963. The four 1963 seal designs are focused on animals, with one design showing a stylized cow with a child rider playing a flute, one design showing a stylized horse, another design showing a stylized goat in front of a tree, and also one design has a stylized deer with mountains in the background. Each of the four designs was printed in two different sets of colors. Both types of the different color designs were produced in sheets of 100 (10x 10). The 1963 seals were printed by lithograph on un-watermarked white paper and the sheets were sold as perforated 12.

The two seals with the cow and rider, with different colors, are easily distinguished by the use of dark blue for the background in one type, and with the other with a green background. The two seals with the horse, are easily distinguished as one horse image is printed with a light brown color and in the other image the other horse is orange-brown, also this other two horse seal is printed with the green color versus blue color . For the seals with the goat, one seal has a very light brown background versus an orange background on the other seal. And finally, like the cow and rider seal, the two seals with the deer are distinguished by the use of dark blue for the background one on of the seals versus the use of a green background on the other seal.

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