KNTA shows Sherwood Hall’s turtle ship drawing

In a recent blog post the 대한결핵협회 / Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) shows Sherwood Hall’s turtle ship drawing, which was a subject proposed for his first Christmas seals. In the end this idea was not used and another seal was released. Interestingly this version of the drawing is slightly different from the one in […]

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Stamp Museum Exhibition: “Taegeukgi in History” (10 Aug. – 29 Sept.)

If you happen to be in Seoul in the next month and wondering what to do as philatelist: why not visit the special exhibition on the Taegeukgi? The Korean Stamp Museum released images showing their newest exhibit which coincides with the new stamp series issued by KoreaPost on the same theme.

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KNTA also celebrates independence day

The 대한결핵협회 / Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA), known for issuing the Korean Christmas seals since 1949, also published some materials related to both the March 1 movement of 1919, 80 years ago, as well as the 74th anniversary of Korean independence from Japan in 1945. That’s a lot of anniversaries in one sentence!

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8.15: 74 years of Korean independence

It has been 74 years since Korea became independent in August 1945 after having been occupied by the Japanese empire since 1905/1910. This is something the Koreans understandably don’t want the world to forget of course and KoreaPost is part of that movement. Just a few days ago KoreaPost released quite a beautiful set of […]

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Strong Demand Continues for Korean Tuberculosis/Christmas and New Year Seals

What surprises many stamps collectors who do not collect Korean stamps is the strong demand and high prices for the early Korean Dr. Hall (1932-1940) and post WWII late 1940’s to early 1950’s Tuberculosis (TB)/Christmas and New Year seals. Because of the Korean problem with TB and Dr. Sherwood Hall’s program to issue these seals […]

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KoreaPost: “How to ask for this in English?”

KoreaPost has done some forward thinking here. You must have been in this situation: you’re in a foreign country, where you can’t (properly) speak the language. Now how to ask for stamps? And that special type of post service? We might have a guidebook, but how much technical (postal) language is there in such a […]

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KoreaPost: Looking for a hobby? Stamps are the answer!

KoreaPost has just released new promotional materials promoting stamp collecting as a hobby to Koreans. In the case of KSS members this is of course “preaching to the choir”, we all know what a great hobby philately is. However, KoreaPost is putting this on Facebook for possible newcomers to the hobby. The different images show […]

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KoreaPost Video: “The springtime of my life is always now!”

KoreaPost release a new video on their YouTube channel. The video shows an artist creating professional style calligraphy on an envelope inspired by the 2018 “Post Culture Week” stamps. These stamps, released in October 2018, were meant to promote letter writing. The video shows how far this can be taken.

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KoreaPost releases materials for “Modern Korean Figures” series

On 21 June 2019 KoreaPost released two stamps commemorating two Korean singers, Baek Seol-hee (1927-2010, born Kim Hee-suk) and Hyeon In (1919-2002, born Hyeon Dong-ju). The stamp are part of the “Modern Korean Figures” (현대한국인물) series. For this series KoreaPost has created extra materials showing the background of these two singers and their place in […]

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