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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The Korea 1971 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

In 1971 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) again changed its format for issuing TB seals by issuing two completely different types of designs and sheets. The first design is grape vines with grapes with two vertical seals to make a complete image. The pair was printed alternatively, so that the image varied every other […]

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The Korea 1970 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1970 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) changed its format for issuing TB seals by issuing 20 different designs. All the designs depict a stylized child, either a boy or a girl, in different scenes of play. Actually there were 10 distinct designs with the second row of the sheets depicting the seals with […]

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Soviet Bloc Charity Seals for North Korea—More Information

Late last year when I was looking for some information on the internet about the South Korea Relief seals issued by Germany, I discovered that I did not know that the Soviet Bloc countries also began to raise funds for North Korea Relief during the Korean War. I wrote an article for the Korea Stamp […]

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The Korea 1967 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1967 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), dropped the 1961-1966’s examples of four different designs and issued just a single design, but with two different colors printed of that one design, for the Christmas and New Year/TB seals series. Only one design of a stylized boat carrying three people was used, and it was […]

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The Korea 1966 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1966 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1965’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seals series. Two of the seals show a combined scene of stylized women dancers, another shows a stylized pagoda and a woman with a tray on top of her […]

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Some Chollima Images on North Korea’s “Allies” Stamps

North Korea isn’t the only country that has used the chollima images on their postage stamps. Some of North Korea’s allies have used the image too. For example, from an image we have seen before on the Korea Stamps Society’s webpage is a East Germany pair with a semi-postal stamp of 20 +5 pf value […]

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Countries’ stamps that supported North and South Korea during or near the end of the Korean War

We have previously posted articles on the Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) website about charity seals that were issued by Soviet Bloc countries which supported North Korea during the Korean War. And a follow up article on these charity seals was published in the Korean Philately magazine Vol. 58, No. 2 (2022).

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The Korea 1965 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1965 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1964’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seals series. All four seals for 1965 depicted stylized fauna, one with a dear, another with a peacock, a third with mandarin ducks and the fourth with cranes. These […]

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The Korea 1964 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1964 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1963’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. Unlike in 1963, the KNTA did not use different colors for the different seal designs. All four seals for 1964 have what appears to be a stylized […]

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The Korea 1963 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1963 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961-1962’s examples, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. But the KNTA would throw in a new “wrinkle” with the issuing of the four different designs in two types of sheets with different colors, so there […]

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Question to the KSS about a Presentation Sheet

Recently the Korea Stamp Society (KSS) received a question from the President of the Stamp on Stamp Collectors Club (SSCC), Lou Guadagno, about a presentation sheet that one of their members had obtained. The SSCC, like the KSS, is an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society, and was founded in 1954, only two years after […]

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The Korea 1962 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1962 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1961’s example, would again introduce multiple seals with four different designs in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. The four 1962 seals have one figure with a holiday hat, one design showing cherry blossoms, another showing glass laboratory beakers, and also one designs has a […]

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