Download (KSS Members Only): “Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook”

The Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook was an important milestone for the Korea Stamp Society, enabling members to deal with the confusing aspects of this period in Korean Philately. James W. Kerr, one of leading contributors to the KSS for many years, was the editor. He had the assistance of many other […]

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Download (KSS members only) “Philatelic handbook for Korea, 1884-1905” by Helen Zirkle

In 1970 the “Philatelic handbook for Korea, 1884-1905” was published by The Collectors Club in their series of handbooks as handbook number 23. Written/compiled by Helen Zirkle and others it was published in 1970 and was, at the time, one of the very few specialized books about Korean philatelic history. 

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Focus on Forgeries – Korea 1963 20-won Meesun Blossoms

In 1967, Seoul police broke up a large counterfeiting ring that included post office officials. The group had forged 20-won, 40w, 50w and 100w definitives, sold by clerks who received a commission on their sales. Forgeries amounted to about 10 percent of sales for several months at some post offices. As with most postal forgeries, […]

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