The Historic Significance of a Postal Cover from 1895

In a fascinating glimpse into the postal history of the late 19th century, a cover adorned with a unique combination of stamps provides a snapshot of the era’s postal practices. This particular cover, totaling 40 poon in postage, is comprised of stamps in denominations of 5, 10, and 25 poon. This combination precisely met the […]

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The Korea 1971 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

In 1971 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) again changed its format for issuing TB seals by issuing two completely different types of designs and sheets. The first design is grape vines with grapes with two vertical seals to make a complete image. The pair was printed alternatively, so that the image varied every other […]

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Thoughts about Korean Philately (Looking at 2023 new issues)

We all know and sadly recognise that the Korean nation has been divided since the end of the Second World War, and that a devastating civil war was fought there in the early 1950s. These two unfortunate facts, however, are the source of a major difference in the way in which the two governments of […]

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KPC3733-3738: Folding Screen of King Heonjong’s Wedding Celebration

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 20 March 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the “Folding Screen of King Heonjong’s Wedding Celebration “. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 6 stamps of 520 won each. The stamps were printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé for POSA.

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Korean meter depicting Archaeopteryx: manufacturer and time frame?

Meter franking is not a very popular subject. Many collectors actively dislike these ink “stamps” because they have been replacing stamps for decades, making it more difficult to collect recent postal history with “real” stamps. But meter franks are official postage and they are valid philatelic items for exhibitions and such.

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