KPC3502-3505 Astronomy of the Joseon Dynasty

조선의 천문과학  Astronomy of the Joseon Dynasty 우표번호 Stamp No. 3502-3505 종수 Types 4 발행량 Quantity 920,000(전지 46,000장) 디자인 Design 조선시대 천문의기(일성정시의) 인쇄 및 색수 Print & Color 평판 / 4도/ 흑박 전지구성 Sheet composition 4 + (4 × 4) 디자이너 Designer 김미화 발행일 Date of Issue 2021. 4. 21. 액면가격 Denomination 380원 우표크기 Stamp […]

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KPC3581 15th World Forestry Congress

제15차 세계산림총회 15th World Forestry Congress 우표번호 Stamp No. 3581 종수 Types 1 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인 Design 자연을 포용하는 아름다운 우리 산림 인쇄 및 색수 Print & Color 평판 / 4도 / 금분 전지구성 Sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너 Designer 김미화 발행일 Date of Issue 2022. 4. 5. 액면가격 Denomination 430원 우표크기 […]

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KPC3582-3589 The Historic Architecture in Korea : Anglican & Catholic Churches

한국의 옛 건축(성당) Korean Old Architecture (Churches) 우표번호 Stamp No. 3582-3589 종수 Types 8 발행량 Quantity 640,000장 (S/S 400,000) 디자인 Design 성당 인쇄 및 색수 Print & Color 평판 / 4도 전지구성 Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너 Designer 유지형 발행일 Date of Issue 2022. 4. 14. 액면가격 Denomination 430원 x 4 (690/840/1010/1090) 우표크기 […]

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KPC3590-3593 Protected Marine Species (5th)

    해양보호생물(다섯 번째 묶음) Protected Marine Species (5th) 우표번호Stamp No. 3590-3593 종수Types 4 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인Design 갯게 인쇄 및 색수Print & Color 평판 / 4도 / 금박 전지구성Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너Designer 박은경 발행일Date of Issue 2022. 4. 20. 액면가격Denomination 430원 우표크기Stamp size 35 × 35 인면Image size 35 × […]

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KPC3594 The 100th Celebration of Children’s Day

New Stamp Information from Korean Stamp Postal Service 제100회 어린이날 The 100th Celebration of Children’s Day 우표번호Stamp No. 3594 종수Types 1 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인Design 따뜻한 사랑 속에서 자라는 어린이들 인쇄 및 색수Print & Color 평판 / 4도/ 유광먹박 / 엠보싱 전지구성Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너Designer 정은영 발행일Date of Issue 2022. 5. […]

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The types of “unissued” or otherwise irregular stamps of the DPRK

In early 2019 I wrote an article for the KSS about “unissued” DPRK stamps. This showed that, in addition to the regular issued stamps, there were (and are still) many “disappeared” or “re-appeared” stamps in DPRK’s philatelic history. This short refresher article gives a bit more information as to why these stamps were treated the […]

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Postal stationery used in Northern Korea (II): Japanese 5 sen Nanko card 1945-1947

Preface: This series of articles derive from discussions among several KSS member collectors. Some of them are interested in collecting Korean (and Japanese) philatelic items but feel confused in distinguishing different surcharges of early Korean postal stationeries since they cannot read Hanja and Hangul. See here for part I about the usage of these cards […]

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Postal stationery used in Northern Korea (I): Japanese colonial era 1944-1945

Preface: This series of articles derive from discussions among several KSS member collectors. Some of them are interested in collecting Korean (and Japanese) philatelic items but feel confused in distinguishing different surcharges of early Korean postal stationeries since they cannot read Hanja and Hangul.

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Reader’s Question: is this 1948 North Korean card real or not…?

Is this card and the cancellations on it real or fake? I’m not sure if I’m qualified enough to certify this card, but as a serious DPRK collector I think this card has a 95-99% possibility to be fake. In fact, in my personal opinion, this card is totally fake: the card itself is fake, […]

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The Korean Language and How to Read DPRK Military Postcards

For anyone studying Korean postage stamps and postal stationery, understanding the structure of the Korean language and the Korean alphabet will enrich the understanding of any material which you have. The Korean language is highly structured and regular. Some sixty percent of its vocabulary derives from written Chinese (called in Korean Hanja 漢字).

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The “Back Stories” of Unissued Stamps of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The greatest difficultly in studying DPRK stamps is that reliable references are very limited in number, and the information available might be incomplete or even incorrect. Some stamps are without images in catalogues, some are unissued; and once in a while, collectors may surprisingly find something they have never seen or known before. However, it […]

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