Different perforations for same stamps?

An envelope sent to me by a Korean stamp dealer showed me something I hadn’t thought about before: the exact same stamp with different perforations. The envelope comes with four different souvenir sheets related to (philatelic) exhibitions, the Word Fair EXPO 93 in Taejeon in 1993 and the international philatelic exhibition known as PhilaKorea in […]

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KPC3344-3345: Korea-Iran Joint Issue

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 23 October 2018 KoreaPost released two stamps forming a joined issue with Iran. The stamps show Korean and Persian art. The history of exchanges between Korea and Iran go back to the Silk Road, 1,500 years ago. The Silk Road, a path of exchanges between the human civilizations of the […]

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KPC3343: The 150th anniversary of General Hong Bum Do’s birth

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 October 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of General Hong Bum Do’s birth. Hong Beom-do (August 27, 1868 – October 25, 1943), was a Korean independence activist born in Chasong, North Pyongan. Hong organized a resistance force named the Righteous Army during the Japanese occupation of […]

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KPC3341-3342: Postal Culture Week

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 2 October 2018 KoreaPost released two commemorative stamps for “Postal Culture Week”, promoting the idea of writing letters by hand instead of typing letters on a computer. For us, philatelists, this is especially important: the small number of letters being written these days means most children never see an […]

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KPC3340: 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 1 October 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December 1948 the United Nations adopted the text of the Universal Declaration, which became an official day (“Human Rights Day”) in South Korea in 1973. 

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KPC3339: The 200th anniversary of Jeong Yakyong’s return from exile and book publication

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 14 September 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jeong Yakyong’s return from exile in the autumn of 1818 and publication of his best-known book Mokminsimseo (목민심서, 牧民心書) about how and why government officials should fight against poverty. 

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