Past Boards of Directors of the KSS

…No. 3 (August 1965) 1966 FunctionNamePlace of residence PRESIDENT Henry Hofheimer New Rochelle, NY VICE PRESIDENT James W. Kerr Falls Church, VA SECRETARY – TREASURER Forrest W. Calkins Grand Junction,… (Search hits: 34 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 398.89)

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Korean Souvenir Books and Reprints issues of 1903-1906 (Part III: Additional Souvenir Books)

…other types of souvenir books that were issued up through 1961, not on Kerr’s list, and there are probably many other types. Figure 13: Kerr’s List of Souvenir Books. One… (Search hits: 11 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 1 in comments. Score: 275.71)

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Korean Souvenir Books and Reprints issues of 1903-1906 (Part I: Introduction)

…subject is known by different names. Very little literature has been published, at least in English, about, what Jim Kerr called, in his “Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and… (Search hits: 5 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 6 in comments. Score: 222.91)

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History of the Korea Stamp Society Written in 1976

…President this year and was succeeded by Kerr as Vice-president. Kerr’s catalogue of Kingdom and Empire material became available, and was awarded a silver medal at the SIPEX exhibit in… (Search hits: 6 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 140.79)

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North Korea Invades South Korea and Dr. Moon Chang-Mo Is Captured

This is the story of the rarest issued Korean tuberculosis (TB)/Christmas and New Year seal: the 1952 issue. One might believe that the rarest and most valuable Korean TB/Christmas and… (Search hits: 4 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 93.86)

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Korean Souvenir Books and Reprints issues of 1903-1906 (Part II: Reprints)

The Scott catalogue states that most of the high value Scott numbers 52-54 reprints, the 50 ch, 1 won, and 2 won, with thin, semi-transparent paper, perforation 12 ½, that… (Search hits: 3 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 70.39)

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His Corean Majesty Customs Jenchuan Cancellation: genuine or not?

…4 (November 1968). Since I asked the question, I was also doing a bit more research and I found the postmark listed in Dr. James W. Kerr‘s “Korean Kingdom and… (Search hits: 0 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 6 in comments. Score: 52.79)

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Dr. Hall’s Christmas and New Year Seal Collection Donation to the Smithsonian

…donated to the Smithsonian Institute in 1972. I was not even aware of this collection. Then in the May, 1974 issue of the KP, James Kerr wrote an article on… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 46.93)

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Download (KSS members only) “Philatelic handbook for Korea, 1884-1905” by Helen Zirkle

…Zirkle of course) Warren Hahn, James W. Kerr, Henry Hofheimer and David G. Phillips, are well-known amongst older KSS members. Many articles from Korean Philately from the 1950s and the… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 46.93)

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Are There Any Other Readers Specialized/Interested in Stamp Errors?

One area of the collecting of Korean stamps that fascinates me is the various errors of Korean stamps. I am wondering if there are many collectors of these Korean errors,… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 46.93)

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Korean forgeries (VII): 10 poon issued July 22 1895 (1st Printing); 1896 (2nd Printing) etc.

The second stamp in the Taegeuk series is the 10 poon. The stamp is designated Scott #7 deep blue (both printings), KPSC #4 (1st printing; #4a 2nd printing and Minkus… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 46.93)

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Flags of Countries Participating in the Korean War: Flag Errors

…3: Scott #160-161 Bibliography Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2016, Vol. 4, J-M, pp. 213-214. Amos Media, Sidney, OH. Italian Red Cross. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Italian_Red_Cross Flag of Italy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Italy Kerr, James, W.,… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 23.46)

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Two Examples of the Often Faked Cancellations of the First Two Korean Stamps of 1884

…a fake cancel and has no value. This fake cancel has been already treated in KP and is shown in Dr. Kerr’s Empire book. The rest of this article is… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 23.46)

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