Decoding Cheon Stamps: Unveiling a Stamp Editions Myth

In the fascinating realm of philately, the classification and study of stamps often reveal intriguing insights into history, culture, and even the nuances of artistic expression. A striking example of this is presented in an enlightening article titled “The truth about the classification of ‘Cheon’ handwriting surcharge stamp plates” by Oh Byeong-yoon, published on December […]

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Bank payment slip with revenue stamp showing missionary activity in Korea in 1970

This document shown here is a payment slip dated February 23, 1970, for the sum of 21,912 won, payable to Robert Roth. This transaction took place through Chohung Bank, located at Kwanghwa-mun, Seoul, and was associated with the Methodist World Mission Korea. The precision of the amount suggests that it was not a standard donation, […]

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Japanese era postcard showing statistics with a twist

The postcard presented here is a significant historical artifact that encapsulates a critical period in Korea’s history under Japanese colonial rule. The intricate design of the postcard, adorned with a traditional Korean structure and overlaid with statistical graphs, belies the grim narrative that the data represents—a narrative of a population under the strain of foreign […]

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Is this a good chance to add these dream items to your collection?

In the world of stamp collecting, the interest in historical stamps is clear, particularly those from Korea that date back to 1884. This article looks at Korea’s first issued 5 and 10 mun stamps, highlighting the controversies and questions over the authenticity of cancellations on these stamps by describing a few items from recent auctions.

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The year in stamps: 1954 “The first post-war year”

South Korea in 1954 was a nation that had just emerged from the turmoil of the Korean War. Although peace had been restored, the country was still struggling to rebuild and recover from the devastation caused by the war. Despite the challenges, the people of South Korea were determined to move forward and rebuild their […]

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