KSS Membership

This section is for new member applications and for existing members to renew their membership.

New Members

Since 1952 the Korea Stamp Society (KSS) has been there for all philatelists worldwide interested in philatelic subjects related to Korea.   You can apply for KSS membership by filing out the KSS membership registration form  below, and making payment for the option you select.

We review all applications for “seriousness”. While we are not very picky about your philatelic preferences when reviewing your application, any application found to be containing obviously fake or nonsense information is rejected.

Once approved, as a (new) member you will receive a  KSS  member number and password so you can have access to the KSS website.  You will  be able to read all the articles and download items such as the Korean Philately magazines, including all back issues. The user name and password  are  needed,  as a  member, in order for you add content to the website, interact with other KSS website users, and see articles which are for KSS members only. Your home address (see registration form fields) is needed because the KSS does occasionally send out information by post to members. We will never share your address information with any third party without your express permission.

After clicking  the “Submit”  link  below  the  membership form, and making payment, we will review your information for approval. You can pay using PayPal or directly by credit card.   Please use the PayPal donation  link on the lower right corner of this page to make your payment. When you click on the PayPal link, it will give you the choice of paying by PayPal or your credit card….you do not need a PayPal account to pay directly by credit card.  Please allow up to 48 hours for your membership to be confirmed. If you are not confirmed, you will be informed and  your   payment will be refunded.  Presently, PayPal and by credit cards through the PayPal link are the only payment methods the KSS can accept.

Note:  For new members applications, do not worry about the partial time left in the calendar year, for your time of membership.  Your payment will be good for what remains in the  current year  and the full next calendar year.  For example, if you join in July, 2024, your payment will be good for membership  through all of 2025.

Renewal for Existing Members

If you are already a member of the KSS, simply fill out the form,  indicate the type of membership option you would like, submit, and make  the relevant payment by credit card or  PayPal using the PayPal link at the bottom right corner of this page.  For existing members, under User Name, just enter your existing User Name that you use to access the site and  your password will remain the same.

Information for New Applicants and Existing Members

One can select the type of membership term from the options  indicated in the application form. All members will have access to all the digital content on the KSS website,  including all articles, the digital Korean Philately magazine and downloads of philatelic literature. The prices are in US$.

The options are:

  • Regular Membership 1 year: $20
  • Regular Membership 2 years: $30
  • Regular Membership  5 years:  $90
  • Life Membership: $150

There are options for free membership in the  following years after you join, both for new members and existing the members: the KSS membership fees will be waived for  the following one year  for members who have two articles accepted for publication in Korean Philately; membership fees will be waived for the following two years for members who contribute  three articles within the membership year. There is no restriction on the length of articles, and KSS officers will assist contributors, where necessary, especially if English is not their first language.

Note for all membership fees: if the Korea Stamp Society ceases to exist, fees will not be refundable.

This is needed due to European Union regulations. Although the KSS is incorporated in the USA we still feel it is best for us to ask you for your consent.