KSS Membership

Since 1952 the Korea Stamp Society has been there for all philatelists worldwide interested in philatelic subjects related to Korea. If you want to join the KSS then we have good news for you: until further notice joining the KSS will be for free. You can apply for KSS membership by filing out the KSS membership registration form.

Please note that membership is for free, but not worthless! 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.

If in the future Korea Philately magazine is send to members again membership fees might be reintroduced because of the cost of printing and postage. However, all members will be informed first about a possible change in policy regarding membership fees, meaning you can then decide for yourself whether to remain a member or not.

As a (new) member you will get a free KSS website account. This is needed as a (new) member in order to be able to 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 “Submit” in the membership we will review your information. Please allow up to 48 hours for your membership to be confirmed.

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.

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Return to Dr. Hall’s Woodblock Print Cards from 1934-1940

Last year on August 25, 2021, the author published an article on the Korea Stamp Society’s (KSS) webpage about Dr. Sherwood Hall’s woodblock print cards from 1934-1940, that were sold/given along with the Christmas/New Year’s and Tuberculosis (TB) seals. Since that time the author has been fortunate to find a complete set of the 7 […]


DPRK Philately has many secrets and mysteries

I have been collecting stamps from North Korea for about 30 years and I can say that the philately of this country has many secrets and mysteries. The main catalogs (Scott, Michel, and Stanley Gibbons (SG)) do not provide complete and reliable information. The catalog printed in the DPRK gives distorted price information. Yes, this […]


Stamp issues for 2023 already proposed (but you could still stop them)

Depending on the laws of a specific land which stamps to publish is decided upon in all sorts of ways. In some countries the government (usually through a ministry) decides what which stamps to issue, in other countries it is the postal authority or the postal services themselves. In Germany for instance the Ministry of […]


Stamps, Nationalism and Political Transitions

The academic publishers Routledge has just published a new book edited by Prof. Stanley D. Brunn of the University of Kentucky on the subject of stamps as a source for documentary research on political trends, changes and transitions. Stanley Brunn, along with Jack Child and David Scott, has been among the leading Anglophone scholars to […]


Simple ways to identify stamps from Chosun Dynasty, North Korea and South Korea

One of our newest Korea Stamp Society members asked the Korea Stamp Society for information on how to tell the differences between South and North Korean stamps. As most of our articles on the KSS website are on specialized topics about Korean philately, we thought it would be good to write an article about identifying […]

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KPC3581 15th World Forestry Congress

제15차 세계산림총회 15th World Forestry Congress 우표번호 Stamp No. 3581 종수 Types 1 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인 Design 자연을 포용하는 아름다운 우리 산림 인쇄 및 색수 Print & Color 평판 / 4도 / 금분 전지구성 Sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너 Designer 김미화 발행일 Date of Issue 2022. 4. 5. 액면가격 Denomination 430원 우표크기 […]


Some other examples of stamp issues for the Kim Il Sung anniversary

(On 15 April an article was published on how the DPRK commemorates the birthday of Kim Il Sung. Here one of our members, Alexander Shaposhnikov, introduces a few other related stamp issues from his collection:) In addition to the article I am sending some photos of several rare imperforated stamps dedicated to the birthday of […]


KPC3582-3589 The Historic Architecture in Korea : Anglican & Catholic Churches

한국의 옛 건축(성당) Korean Old Architecture (Churches) 우표번호 Stamp No. 3582-3589 종수 Types 8 발행량 Quantity 640,000장 (S/S 400,000) 디자인 Design 성당 인쇄 및 색수 Print & Color 평판 / 4도 전지구성 Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너 Designer 유지형 발행일 Date of Issue 2022. 4. 14. 액면가격 Denomination 430원 x 4 (690/840/1010/1090) 우표크기 […]


KPC3590-3593 Protected Marine Species (5th)

    해양보호생물(다섯 번째 묶음) Protected Marine Species (5th) 우표번호Stamp No. 3590-3593 종수Types 4 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인Design 갯게 인쇄 및 색수Print & Color 평판 / 4도 / 금박 전지구성Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너Designer 박은경 발행일Date of Issue 2022. 4. 20. 액면가격Denomination 430원 우표크기Stamp size 35 × 35 인면Image size 35 × […]


KPC3594 The 100th Celebration of Children’s Day

New Stamp Information from Korean Stamp Postal Service 제100회 어린이날 The 100th Celebration of Children’s Day 우표번호Stamp No. 3594 종수Types 1 발행량 Quantity 640,000(전지 40,000장) 디자인Design 따뜻한 사랑 속에서 자라는 어린이들 인쇄 및 색수Print & Color 평판 / 4도/ 유광먹박 / 엠보싱 전지구성Whole sheet composition 4 × 4 디자이너Designer 정은영 발행일Date of Issue 2022. 5. […]