Korean consular revenue stamps: new won value series (II)

This listing is an addendum to the article “Consular Revenue Stamps of the Republic of Korea” in The American Revenuer, Third Quarter 2017 (Vol. 70, No. 3). For the full article contact the American Revenue Association through their website: http://www.revenuer.org/ New won value series (II)

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Korean consular revenue stamps: the “new won” series (1963 – 197x?)

This listing is an addendum to the article “Consular Revenue Stamps of the Republic of Korea” in The American Revenuer, Third Quarter 2017 (Vol. 70, No. 3). For the full article contact the American Revenue Association through their website: http://www.revenuer.org/ The “new won” series (1963 – 197x?) Size: 27mm x 30mm (stamp image: 22mm x […]

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Korean consular revenue stamps: the hwan series of 1954 – 1962

This listing is an addendum to the article “Consular Revenue Stamps of the Republic of Korea” in The American Revenuer, Third Quarter 2017 (Vol. 70, No. 3). For the full article contact the American Revenue Association through their website: http://www.revenuer.org/  Hwan series (1954-1962) Size: 27 mm x 30mm (stamp image: 22mm x 24mm) Perforation: 12,5 […]

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The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: The line within Suwon city

The shortest stretch of the SuIn line was inside Suwon city. This ran from the Suwon railway station to the south, after which it would run up a ramp to cross both a main street and the main (standard gauge) railway line. The only remaining part of this part of the line, the part on […]

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Korail: Manual crossing at Seobinggo

While taking the train from Seoul Station to Chuncheon I noticed there are still quite a few railway crossings in the Jungang Line within Seoul city. Within a few minutes after departing Seoul Station the train crosses roads twice before Ichon station (이촌) and once more just after Seobinggo station (서빙고). Just to the east […]

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The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Gojan Station (– Gongdan/Choji Station – Ansan Station) – Oido Station

The original Suwon to Inchon line (수인선 협궤열차) ran all the way from Inchon harbour to Suwon (수원) station, but by the end of the existence of the line this was no longer the case. But like other parts of the line which were still there long after the railway had been closed the part […]

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The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Using topographical maps to discover strange things

After a visit to the Korean topographical services in Suwon I ended up with a lot of maps (both 1:25.000 and 1:50.000) of the whole length of the Suwon to Inchon narrow gauge railway. The office had created 3 map sets for me: 1975, 1987 and 1996, or effectively the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Besides […]

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The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Suwon to Ansan (Part 2: Omokcheon to Ansan Outskirts)

The line from Suwon to Omokcheon is mainly through build-up area, but after Omokcheon the country really opens up. The dominating feature here is the KTX viaduct built to allow the high speed railway run without interruption from Seoul to Busan. This area is now relatively busy, there are now quite a few people living […]

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The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Suwon to Ansan (Part 1: Suwon to Omokcheon)

A walk on the former narrow gauge line (“수인선”) from Suwon (수원) to Ansan (안산) (in parts). This line was last used on the last day of 1995, but most of the track can still be seen in the country side. However, part of the line is now used to build the new subway line from Suwon […]

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