Buyer Beware: The 1948 Observatory Issue and 1951 Surcharge

Another Korean issue that confuses collectors and dealer alike is the 1948 issue that pictures the Cheomseongdae Observatory, (Hangul: 첨성대) in Gyeongju, South Korea. The tower is said to be the oldest astronomical observatory in Asia, and maybe in the world, according to Wikipedia. It was built during the reign of Queen Seondeock of Silla, […]

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Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue 2015-2016

For the years 2015-2016 the Korean Philatelic Co. produced the regularly published Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue, the standard catalogue for Korean philately at the moment. The catalogue conforms to the usual setup: postal stamps in the first part of the catalogue, divided in commemorative stamps and regular stamps, and the specialties in the second half. 

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