The year in stamps: 1955 “Starting the road out of war”

South Korea in 1955 was a year of both progress and challenges. The country was still recovering from the aftermath of the Korean War, but there were signs of growth and development. While the political situation remained tense, the people of South Korea continued to work hard to rebuild their lives and build a better […]

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KSC5552-5554: Start of Regional-industry Revolution Noteworthy in the History of the Comprehensive Development of Korean-style Socialism

News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 27 May 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps titled “Start of Regional-industry Revolution Noteworthy in the History of the Comprehensive Development of Korean-style Socialism”.

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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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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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KPC3744-3747: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion) (Special Issue)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a special stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a special sheetlet containing 4 (2×2) stamps of 690 won, 840 won, 1010 won and 1090 won. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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KPC3740-3743: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a sheet containing 12 (2×6) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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KPC3739: 100th Anniversary of Cheongseok Educational Foundation

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the “100th Anniversary of Cheongseok Educational Foundation“. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 4×5 (20) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé for POSA.

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The year in stamps: 1953 The signing of the Armistice Agreement

The year 1953 was a significant one in the history of South Korea. The country was still in the throes of the Korean War, which had been raging since 1950, but the situation had begun to stabilize as the two sides continued negotiating a ceasefire. Meanwhile, life for ordinary Koreans continued, albeit with significant challenges […]

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KPC3733-3738: Folding Screen of King Heonjong’s Wedding Celebration

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 20 March 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the “Folding Screen of King Heonjong’s Wedding Celebration “. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 6 stamps of 520 won each. The stamps were printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé for POSA.

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Korean meter depicting Archaeopteryx: manufacturer and time frame?

Meter franking is not a very popular subject. Many collectors actively dislike these ink “stamps” because they have been replacing stamps for decades, making it more difficult to collect recent postal history with “real” stamps. But meter franks are official postage and they are valid philatelic items for exhibitions and such.

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