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KPC3766-3767: Philately Week (Ceremonial flags of the Joseon Dynasty)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 18 July 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “Philately Week (Ceremonial flags of the Joseon Dynasty)”. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 16 (4x) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Cartor for POSA.

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The 1960 Visit of President Eisenhower Album

The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present another article of Stewart Steres’ Series “South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets/Albums”. This article is about Eisenhower’s visit to South Korea in 1960.

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Bridging Philatelic Worlds: KSS Meets KPF in Seoul

On a warm summer day in Seoul in June 2024, I had the distinct honor of representing the Korea Stamp Society (KSS) in a pivotal meeting with the Korean Philatelic Federation (KPF). The rendezvous took place on the tenth floor of the iconic Gwanghwamun Post Office, a fitting location steeped in postal history since 1906. […]

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Statistic picture card showing rail, road and shipping statistics (1922)

This 1922 postcard from the Japanese colonial period in Korea is a compelling historical document, providing a glimpse into the infrastructure and logistics of the era. Specifically, it presents statistics about the transportation network in 1922. The card highlights the extensive railway system, which was approximately 1,200 Ri long, equivalent to around 373 miles or […]

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2024 Korea Stamp Exhibition: Royal Flags of the Joseon Dynasty

The 2024 Korea Stamp Exhibition, from July 18th to 24th at Seoul’s Nodeul Island, features the Royal Flags of the Joseon Dynasty. Visitors can enjoy the sight of Pomily friends holding these historic flags, making the event a blend of history and visual delight.

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The Korea 1974 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

As in 1973, in 1974 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) program produced a design of a pair of Christmas/TB seals with only two different images. The two seals depict a stylized Christmas tree and the author does not know what the other image portrays, perhaps the image represents traditonal items common in Korea during […]

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KPC3764-3765: Skywalk

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 3 July 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue showing the “Skywalk”. The stamp was issued in a minisheet containing 18 stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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Buyer Be Aware: Korea 1940 Unissued Christmas and TB seals

As Korea Stamp Society (KSS) members who have been interested in Christmas/TB seals already know, there is a 1940 unissued Christmas and TB seal that was confiscated by the Japanese. There have been a number of articles about this seal on the KSS website, the last being on May 17, 2023.  At that time there […]

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Possible colour trials of South Korea 1965 and 1967 issues

Recently the author found on eBay what look like some type of color proofs which are unknown to him. They were put up for sale by a general seller/dealer of stamps and artwork. They are imperforate small blocks of paper printed with various color images similar in type to South Korea’s 1965 issues to commemorate […]

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Korean Philately Vol. 60 No. 2 (2024)

The KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately, the second KP for 2024. As a member you can download this edition of Korean Philately, all 80 pages of it, for free as a PDF. And again, just as is the case with all issues for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and […]

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The Korea 1973 Christmas and New Year/TB seals

In 1973 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) program produced a design of  the Christmas/TB seals with only two different images. The two seals depict a Korean boy and girl in traditional Korean dress. The seals were printed by lithography, in sheets of 100 and 50 seals, a souvenir sheet and it said that a […]

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What is this “stamp box” item?

One of our readers recently sent us this question: While cleaning out my attic, I came across a meticulously wrapped stamp box. I cannot identify the stamps since I don’t read Chinese characters. However, I could understand the part on the cover that says “November 18, 1884.” The red stamp has “5Mn” written at the […]

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KPC3759: Love Parents

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 31 May 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating parent’s day titled “Love Parents“. The stamp was issued in a minisheet containing 4×4 (16) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Royal Joh. Enschede for POSA.

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KSC5560-5564: 10 000 Flats Built at the Second Stage in the Hwasong Area

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 31 May 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps showing the “10 000 Flats Built at the Second Stage in the Hwasong Area”.

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KSC5555-5559: Kangdong Greenhouse Complex

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 31 May 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps showing the “Kangdong Greenhouse Complex”.

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Korean War POW Mail: 70 years after the armistice

The following is an expansion of two articles which were recently published in the American Philatelist and The London Philatelist. Rather than simply republishing them, they are combined and expanded here to tell a more detailed story. Mail to and from the largest POW components (excluding South Koreans) – American and British – are detailed […]

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KSC5552-5554: Start of Regional-industry Revolution Noteworthy in the History of the Comprehensive Development of Korean-style Socialism

News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 27 May 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps titled “Start of Regional-industry Revolution Noteworthy in the History of the Comprehensive Development of Korean-style Socialism”.

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Decoding Cheon Stamps: Unveiling a Stamp Editions Myth

In the fascinating realm of philately, the classification and study of stamps often reveal intriguing insights into history, culture, and even the nuances of artistic expression. A striking example of this is presented in an enlightening article titled “The truth about the classification of ‘Cheon’ handwriting surcharge stamp plates” by Oh Byeong-yoon, published on December […]

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Bank payment slip with revenue stamp showing missionary activity in Korea in 1970

This document shown here is a payment slip dated February 23, 1970, for the sum of 21,912 won, payable to Robert Roth. This transaction took place through Chohung Bank, located at Kwanghwa-mun, Seoul, and was associated with the Methodist World Mission Korea. The precision of the amount suggests that it was not a standard donation, […]

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Japanese era postcard showing statistics with a twist

The postcard presented here is a significant historical artifact that encapsulates a critical period in Korea’s history under Japanese colonial rule. The intricate design of the postcard, adorned with a traditional Korean structure and overlaid with statistical graphs, belies the grim narrative that the data represents—a narrative of a population under the strain of foreign […]

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