Different perforations for same stamps?

An envelope sent to me by a Korean stamp dealer showed me something I hadn’t thought about before: the exact same stamp with different perforations. The envelope comes with four different souvenir sheets related to (philatelic) exhibitions, the Word Fair EXPO 93 in Taejeon in 1993 and the international philatelic exhibition known as PhilaKorea in […]

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South Korean booklets and color bars (II)

This is Part 2 of the BOOKLETS WITH COLOR BARS article. On 1/24/1994 the Ministry issued the first “Portable Booklet” to commemorate the 21st U.P.U. Congress (3rd issue). This issue started the color bars for a total of 15 issues through 3/27/1996. All of these were in the “Portable Booklet” format. For explanation see part […]

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South Korean souvenir sheets by the numbers

KPSC collectors often focus their attention on specific topics, issues or themes. Besides these traditional aspects of collecting there are also other interesting features worth considering. Two examples are shown in this text. One shows the number of souvenir sheets issued each year by the KPSC since 1965. The second chart shows the change in […]

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Download (KSS members only): “Monograph 3: The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”

In 2000 the KSS published a monograph, the third in the series of KSS monographs, titled “The Postal History of the Korean War 1950-1953”. Written by Robert W. Collins, this monograph is no longer readily available. As a service to KSS members a scanned version of this document is available online. Some examples and texts […]

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“Welcome to My World”, First Ten Years (1969-1979) of Korean Airlines as a Civilian Carrier

As a Korean Airlines jet takes off, Elvis Presley’s rendition of “Welcome to My World” was played in the background in an early Korean Airlines’ TV ad campaign. Korean Airlines’ World is the whole wide world now, but it wasn’t quite that wide in the beginning. 

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