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KPC3744-3747: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion) (Special Issue)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a special stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a special sheetlet containing 4 (2×2) stamps of 690 won, 840 won, 1010 won and 1090 won. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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KPC3740-3743: The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 24 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “The Historic Architecture in Korea (Jeongja, Pavilion)“. The stamps were issued in a sheet containing 12 (2×6) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Brebner Print for POSA.

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Specialised Catalogue of Korean Stamps

South Korea will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the inception of the modern postal system in 2024. On the occasion of this significant year, to be commemorated both nationally and internationally, PHILAKOREA will take place for the fifth time under FIP recognition. As South Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth in such a brief period, […]

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The Tourism Stamps of South Korea

Tourism stamps are a unique and collectible way for a country to promote itself as a tourism destination. In the 1964 South Korea began issuing tourism stamps as a way to attract visitors and generate revenue. These stamps featured iconic images and landmarks from around the country, and were sold as a set of ten […]

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KPC3739: 100th Anniversary of Cheongseok Educational Foundation

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 April 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the “100th Anniversary of Cheongseok Educational Foundation“. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 4×5 (20) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé for POSA.

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Postal and communications routes in Korea (1913)

Maps play an indispensable role in philatelic research, offering a unique lens through which to explore the intricate tapestry of history and geography that stamps represent. As miniature canvases of cultural and political narratives, stamps are more than just a means of postage; they are a reflection of the changing landscapes, borders, and identities of […]

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News about the Postponement of “Philakorea 2024” to 2025

Korea Post has made the decision to postpone Philakorea 2024 to 2025. Although the head of the Korean delegation to Thailand 2023 announced and confirmed that Philakorea would be held in August, 2024 on the occasion of the Korean Night event, general government budget situation forced every organization under the government control to radically cut […]

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The year in stamps: 1953 The signing of the Armistice Agreement

The year 1953 was a significant one in the history of South Korea. The country was still in the throes of the Korean War, which had been raging since 1950, but the situation had begun to stabilize as the two sides continued negotiating a ceasefire. Meanwhile, life for ordinary Koreans continued, albeit with significant challenges […]

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Korean Philately Vol. 60 No. 1 (2024)

The KSS has published a new edition of the KSS magazine, Korean Philately, the first KP for 2024, and the biggest edition of KP ever! As a member you can download this edition of Korean Philately, all 104 pages of it, for free as a PDF. And again, just as is the case with all […]

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KSC5548-5551: Cover Plants

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 30 March 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps titled “Cover Plants”.

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Korea Postage Stamp Museum card officially issued by KoreaPost?

From one of our readers we received the following question: I recently received a postcard from the Korea Postage Stamp Museum, which features an interesting design. On the front, it is a typical postcard, but what caught my attention is the back side, which prominently displays a penguin stamp from the year 2008. Could someone […]

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The Korea 1970 Christmas/New Year and TB seals

In 1970 the Korean National Tuberculosis Association (KNTA) changed its format for issuing TB seals by issuing 20 different designs. All the designs depict a stylized child, either a boy or a girl, in different scenes of play. Actually there were 10 distinct designs with the second row of the sheets depicting the seals with […]

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(Q&A) Seeking Clarity: The 1957 Korean Postal Rate and Gwanghwamun’s Dual Names

A Swiss collector has come across a piece from 1957, a registered airmail letter from Korea to the USA. This has sparked curiosity about the breakdown of the postal tariffs, including airmail and registration fees, during that era. What resources or references could possibly shed light on the Korean postal tariffs used at the time?

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KSC5538-5541: 82nd Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 16 February 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps commemorating the “82nd Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il”.

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KPC3728: 100th anniversary of the birth of Park Whamok

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 15 February 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Park Whamok. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 15 (3×5) stamps of 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Cartor for POSA.

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Old Korean newspapers with 1900 cancellations on 1 poon surcharged stamps

The Korea post office ordered an ordinance to use 1 poon stamp for mailing newspapers in 1900. Yet there were no stamps with a 1 poon value, so the post office surcharged 1 poon on the existing 1895 Tae-Guk stamps and let them be used until the new 1 poon stamps will be published. Those […]

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PhilaKOREA ’84 Brochures

The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present the tenth article of Stewart Steres’ Series “South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets”. This article is about the Korean World Philatelic Exhibition of 1984.

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KSC5531 – 5535: The Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 2 February 2024 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps commemorating “The Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK”.

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The year in stamps: 1951 “War rages on the peninsula”

In 1951, the Korean War continued to rage on between North and South Korea, with no end in sight. The year was marked by several significant events that shaped the course of the conflict and impacted the lives of the Korean people.

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KPC3724-3727: Repatriated Cultural Heritage

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 30 January 2024 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating Repatriated Cultural Heritage. The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 16 (4×4) stamps which are “valid forever”. The stamps were printed by KOMSCO.

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