Bridging Philatelic Worlds: KSS Meets KPF in Seoul

On a warm summer day in Seoul in June 2024, I had the distinct honor of representing the Korea Stamp Society (KSS) in a pivotal meeting with the Korean Philatelic Federation (KPF). The rendezvous took place on the tenth floor of the iconic Gwanghwamun Post Office, a fitting location steeped in postal history since 1906. […]

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Statistic picture card showing rail, road and shipping statistics (1922)

This 1922 postcard from the Japanese colonial period in Korea is a compelling historical document, providing a glimpse into the infrastructure and logistics of the era. Specifically, it presents statistics about the transportation network in 1922. The card highlights the extensive railway system, which was approximately 1,200 Ri long, equivalent to around 373 miles or […]

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The Korea 1974 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

As in 1973, in 1974 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) program produced a design of a pair of Christmas/TB seals with only two different images. The two seals depict a stylized Christmas tree and the author does not know what the other image portrays, perhaps the image represents traditonal items common in Korea during […]

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Buyer Be Aware: Korea 1940 Unissued Christmas and TB seals

As Korea Stamp Society (KSS) members who have been interested in Christmas/TB seals already know, there is a 1940 unissued Christmas and TB seal that was confiscated by the Japanese. There have been a number of articles about this seal on the KSS website, the last being on May 17, 2023.  At that time there […]

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Possible colour trials of South Korea 1965 and 1967 issues

Recently the author found on eBay what look like some type of color proofs which are unknown to him. They were put up for sale by a general seller/dealer of stamps and artwork. They are imperforate small blocks of paper printed with various color images similar in type to South Korea’s 1965 issues to commemorate […]

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