Korean “digital revenue stamps”

(Text originally published in MSS Quarterly Bulletin Nr. 316.) On 1 January 2017 the last “paper” revenue stamps of the Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) were phased out. Except for the consular revenue stamps used outside of Korea the only type of revenue stamp now in use within the borders of Korea are meter marks.  Meter […]

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Last series of Korean national revenue stamps (2005-2017)

The last series of Korean revenue stamps to be issued for the whole of Korea was this series of 10 revenue stamps. They were printed by KOMSCO, the official government printing company which also prints Korean banknotes and postal stamps. The series was according to the official KOMSCO website put into circulation in 2005. They […]

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Certified Cadastral Document (1976)

Cadastral documents were produced in large numbers in Korea. Certifications of these documents, named 토지대장등본, were paid for with both national government of Korea revenue stamps and local revenue stamps. This is an example certified by 강화군 (Ganghwa-gun), a local body, but paid for with national revenue stamps. The document cost a total of 40 won, paid […]

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