Auction catalogs are always a useful reference. Here we list dates/download links of important collections of the past for reference.
Please report other important collections (with link) for this subpage. If possible include .pdf of prices realized, some companies have extra files for that. We also would love to have older catalogs (back to the 1970s) with relevant Korean philatelic material, scanned and uploaded as .pdf.
Classic Korea Kingdom & Empire period
Auctions of classic Korea “Kingdom & Empire” period collections of two renowned late japanese philatelist-exhibitors, among the basics of a 1884/1905 philatelic library:
The KONDO Ichiro collection of Korea
David Feldman, Geneva/Switzerland, 1994.11.2
PDF: 31.4 mb
SPC Korea (Kingdom and Empire) auction
Sun Philatelic Center, Inc. Public Auction No. 28 (Tokyo, Japan), 1980.3.8
PDF: 67.7 mb
Contains among other items also Peter Holcombe’s collection (inc. a portion of Helen K. Zirkle estate) plus these two articles:
(1) CHIN, Ki-Hong: A Brief History of Korean Stamps.
IN: SPC public auction #28 (March 8, 1980) pp. 68 -78
(2) CHIN, Ki-Hong: The Postmarks during the Period of Old Korean Kingdom (1) (2).
IN: SPC public auction #28 (March 8, 1980) pp. 79-86.
North Korea (DPRK)
The MAEDA Taizo collection of North Korea
Interasia Auctions, Sale 55, June 26-29, 2016