His Corean Majesty Customs Jenchuan Cancellation: genuine or not?

A request for information by Australian KSS member Robert Finder: “I have had this for some time, but do not know what it really is. The used #1 is extremely rare and only a few copies are recorded. This pair has a certificate and a lineage from auctions, but I don’t know if it is […]

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Download (KSS members only) “Philatelic handbook for Korea, 1884-1905” by Helen Zirkle

In 1970 the “Philatelic handbook for Korea, 1884-1905” was published by The Collectors Club in their series of handbooks as handbook number 23. Written/compiled by Helen Zirkle and others it was published in 1970 and was, at the time, one of the very few specialized books about Korean philatelic history. 

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Philatelic history of Korea: About “Old Korea” or Choseon

The Philatelic history of Korea has been well documented. Early on, this was probably due to the “Opening of Korea” and the resulting presence of foreigners from postal operational nations, before the Korean Postal Bureau was created in 1884. Two texts, by two different authors, are shown here. The first example, by Edgar J. Mandel, […]

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