Dr. Sherwood Hall’s Promotional Posters, 1935 and 1936

The Christmas Seal Committee of Korea (CSCK), under the leadership of Dr. Sherwood, who in 1932 had started the Korean program of issuing Christmas and New Year/Tuberculosis (TB) seals to raise funds to fight the spread of TB in Korea, issued in 1935 and 1936 promotional posters almost entirely written in the Korean language. These […]

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Review of the Latest Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) 2022-2023

Well, with the latest Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) for 2022-2023, it is “Back to the Future” or as the saying goes: “Old is New Again”. With the help of a fellow Korea Stamp Society (KSS) member living in Korea, Tony Michell, I was finally able to obtain a copy of the 2022-2023 edition of […]

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Korean Stamp Review 4th Quarter 1992 article on the Korea 1940 unissued seal

The Korean Stamp Review was a quarterly magazine published in English from 1976 to 2014 by the Korean Philatelic Center and authorized by KoreaPost. Ivo Spanjersberg published an article about one of the issues on the Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) website. At that time Ivo wrote that some issues were available online on the KoreaPost […]

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The Korea 1960 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1960 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following the previous two years, would again introduce multiple seals in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. There are two seals, one with stylized sun and clouds and other with a stylized pagoda and clouds. The 1960 seals were printed by lithograph on un-watermarked paper and […]

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Korea Illustrated –The Embassy of Korea Magazine issued by the Korean Information Office in Washington, D.C.

In one of my boxes with all things related to Dr. Sherwood Hall’s Christmas and New Year/Tuberculosis seals, I found a copy of the English language Spring Issue of the “Korea Illustrated’ magazine from The Embassy of Korea issued in May, 1973 by the Korean Information Office in Washington, D.C. It has a good article […]

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The Korea 1959 Christmas and New Year /TB Seals

In 1959 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), following 1959’s example, would again introduce multiple seals in the Christmas and New Year/TB seal series. There are two seals, one with a girl in a holiday dress and the other showing a boy in holiday dress. There were two different seal printings, one with lighter shades […]

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Continuation of the Article on the South Korea Early Postcards of 1946 through 1953

An article on the basic introduction of the use of Japanese postcards through 1946 by South Korea, ended with the issuance of the South Korea’s first own design of a postcard with the unissued 1946 “Liberation” postcard , Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) UPC1; and with that postcard’s first surcharge of May 1, 1947, KPSC […]

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The Korea 1958 Christmas/New Year and TB Seals

In 1958 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association would introduce the first multiple seals in the Christmas/TB seal series. There are two seals, each with a hand with a green sprout coming out of the hand. Other than the fact that there were two different seal images, there are few varieties of this seal known to […]

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A Basic Introduction to the post-WWII Liberation use of Japanese Postcards in South Korea, 1946-47

Most collectors of South Korean stamps are familiar with the 1946 set of Japanese stamps overprinted for use in US-occupied South Korea and revalued in Korean currency, i.e. cheon. These are listed in the Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue (KPSC) as numbers R1-R6 and in Scott as numbers 55-60. They were issued some months after the […]

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The Korea 1957 Christmas and New Year/TB seals and Souvenir Sheet

With the Korea 1957 Christmas and New Year/TB seal, the Korea National Tuberculosis Association would also produce the first souvenir sheet of the Christmas/TB seal series, since Dr. Sherwood Hall issued a souvenir sheet in 1936 for the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Christmas/TB seals program.

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South Korea 1956 Christmas/TB Seal

In 1956 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association would again issue a single Christmas/Tuberculosis (TB) seal. This seal was printed by lithograph on un-watermarked paper, both gummed and ungummed, and sold in sheets of 100 seals. The 1956 seal depicts three Hibiscus flowers. The sheets were sold as perforated 11. The seals were printed on both […]

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The Imperfs, Double Printings and Two-Sided Printings of Korea 1946-1953 Stamps

From the first printed stamps in South Korea in 1946 after the WWII, up to around 1953, many of those issues can be found printed as imperforated stamps, double printed stamps and stamps printed on both sides. The stamps were issued by the US Military from 1946-1948. On August 15, 1948, the South Korean government […]

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Changes in Korea Stamp Society Membership Enrolment for 2023

The Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) Board, after wide-ranging discussions with the membership, have decided to implement new guidelines for KSS membership starting on January 1, 2023. We have grown over the past four years from less than 40 members to over 400. During this period, we have not charged for KSS membership. The Board believes […]

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South Korea’s 1966 Unusual S/S for the 6th Postal Week — Revisited

Back in 2018 a short article was published that described South Korea’s unusual souvenir sheet (S/S) that was issued in 1966 for commemorating the 6th Postal Week. What is unusual about this S/S is that it was only issued with a red overprint. There was not a single stamp issued to accompany it. The S/S […]

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Return to Dr. Hall’s Woodblock Print Cards from 1934-1940

Last year on August 25, 2021, the author published an article on the Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) webpage about Dr. Sherwood Hall’s woodblock print cards from 1934-1940, that were sold/given along with the Christmas/New Year’s and Tuberculosis (TB) seals. Since that time the author has been fortunate to find a complete set of the 7 […]

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