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 head, and the other shows a stylized man walking near what is mostly likely the “South Gate, Sungnyemun”, commonly known as “Namdaemun, a great national treasure of South Korea. These 1966 seals were produced in sheets of 100 (10 x 10). The 1966 seals were printed by lithograph on un-watermarked white paper and the sheets were sold as perforated 12½.

Fig 1. A block of the Korea 1966 Christmas and New Year/TB seals, containing left to right, KPSC CS45,CS46,CS43 and CS44, respectively.

The Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) gives the numbers for these 1966 seals as CS43-CS46. The catalog value of the block of four for each set of 4 seals is 8,000 won ($6.14), or 2,000 won ($1.53) each.

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