Korean War POW Mail: 70 years after the armistice

The following is an expansion of two articles which were recently published in the American Philatelist and The London Philatelist. Rather than simply republishing them, they are combined and expanded here to tell a more detailed story. Mail to and from the largest POW components (excluding South Koreans) – American and British – are detailed […]

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Bank payment slip with revenue stamp showing missionary activity in Korea in 1970

This document shown here is a payment slip dated February 23, 1970, for the sum of 21,912 won, payable to Robert Roth. This transaction took place through Chohung Bank, located at Kwanghwa-mun, Seoul, and was associated with the Methodist World Mission Korea. The precision of the amount suggests that it was not a standard donation, […]

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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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Association of National Olympic Committees Stamp Album

The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present the sixth article of Stewart Steres’ Series South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets. This booklet is about the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) assembly meeting in Seoul on April 21, 1986 about the upcoming 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

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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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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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