The 1950 DPRK overprints on 1949 ROK stamps postally used?

Every philatelic area and era has its “Are these real or not?” subjects. Collecting expensive “specialties” such as overprints or surcharges on top of relatively cheap stamps, making it especially worthwhile to create forgeries for the philatelic market, without proper knowledge is asking for trouble. Overprints and surcharges, especially when used in very limited numbers […]

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Reader’s Question: Information needed about overprints on 1946 stamps

[Editor] I have received a request for more information about the following figure. What we know is that they have first day cancels, but for other stamps. They were apparently cancelled for the opening of the national assembly. Please let us know what more you might know about these stamps. Thanks. 

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Anything Can Happen These Days: North Korean Overprints

We have quite a good number of hard-to-get items issued by the North Korean government since their establishment as a nation. They have been long-time targets of pursuit by (North) Korean riff-raff who have given up only a few, if any, materials for their study. In the past decade, however, a Korean-American dealer who claims […]

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