Methodist mission address “IPO Box 1182” in Seoul

From the late 1800s a lot of Christian missionary activity took place in Korea. Given that these people usually were very well educated they inevitably wrote home. Many of these letters including the envelopes in which they were sent were saved by the recipients. In recent years with the passing of many of the post-World […]

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KSC5232: New Year Juche 109 (2020)

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a series of 5 postcards for New Year 2020. The cards feature social-realist paintings with slogans such as “We will defend generation after generation our national flag which is replete with breathing of the homeland and as dear as […]

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KPC3427-3434: Promotional materials for series

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) KoreaPost has released promotional materials for the recent stamp issue titled “Science and Technology that Lead Korea” (KPC3427-3434). These materials were published on both the KoreaPost Facebook page as well as the Kstamp blog. The materials are available in Korean only.

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KPC3423-3424: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Falconry

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 27 November 2019 KoreaPost released two stamps commemorating that Korean falconry is a “UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The stamps were released in a souvenir sheet showing 5 each of these two stamps making a total of 10 stamps of 380 won, the current standard postal rate.

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PostNews shows New Year 2020 greeting cards

PostNews, one of the websites maintained in the KoreaPost family of postal websites, released images of the series of New Year greetings cards for 2020. The (Chinese/Korean) year 2020, starting on January 25 2020, is the Year of the (Metal) Rat. Several of the cards therefore show a rat/mouse, but other images are available.

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KPC17022614: “National Stamp Exhibition” postal card

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 15 November 2019 KoreaPost issued a new postal card to commemorate the 2019 National Stamp Exhibition (2019 전국우표전시회). This was the first time in several years KoreaPost created a postal card for a stamp exhibition, the last cards for such an occasion having been produced in July 2016.

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Current “My own stamp” (나만의 우표) options

Currently KoreaPost offers “My own stamp” (나만의 우표) sheets with postage stamps only in the sheets, with the exception of one very large “seal” in these sheets. Three colourful examples of the possible configurations can be found on the ePost website. In these three sheets all the smaller stamps are actual postage stamps, but can […]

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Illustrator of 2019 Christmas seals interviewed

The Korean National Tuberculosis Association interviewed the illustrator who created this year’s Christmas seals, Ahn Sol (안솔). The seals show the Haenyeo (해녀) of Jeju island, the women who dive for seafood around the coast of the island. Ahn Sol created the artwork for the seals while staying for a couple of months on the […]

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Chinese “Non Postal Value Souvenir Sheet” for Philakorea 1994

Many different types of philatelic products have been created over the years by many different organizations and individuals. In China the so-called “Non Postal Value Souvenir Sheets” are one specific example of a type of such a product. They were (and are?) created on a very large scale, but they are relatively unknown outside of […]

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KPC3421: The 100th National Sports Festival

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 20 September 2019 KoreaPost issued a stamp titled “The 100th National Sports Festival”. The Korean National Sports Festival is an annual sports competition held in South Korea. For a full week each October, about 20,000 athletes representing 16 cities and provinces throughout the country compete in about 40 separate […]

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