KSC5190: In Celebration of the 77th Birth Anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) Four stamps in a sheetlet were issued to commemorate the 77th birthday of Kim Jong Il. The KSC writes: “On the occasion of the Day of the Shining Star a sheetlet was issued to reflect some gifts presented to the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il by heads […]

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The 1959 “Peaceful Reunification of Korea” stamps: more addendum

In September 2018 KSS member Yi Yong Suk asked a question regarding his set of 1959 “Peaceful Reunification of Korea” stamps (Scott 175a / A141; KSC 151). One of our members, Kevin Mackeown, sent one cancelled example showing the imperforated stamps were real and then sent more examples used on cover. Now KSS member Florian […]

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Monetary Devaluation in DPRK (North Korea) and New Postal Rates

The North Korean Government performed a drastic monetary devaluation on July 1, 2002, having dramatic influence on both domestic and international postal rates. However, how major the changes were and when they became effective were not known until several months after the changes. The purpose of this article is to convey the information obtained from […]

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