Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Local Revenue Stamps

Incheon local revenue stamps (1964)

I (Matt Parkkinen) made a state-side trip in September, to Seattle, and since my return have been too busy and also have not had an opportunity to add much in the way of information on Korean revenues, until just the other day. A few days ago I was in Pusan, and obtained some of the […]

Behind the stamp (Paju local revenue stamp)

Highway 1 leads northward from Seoul to Kaesong and then to P’yong-yang, connecting two ancient capitals of Korea with the modern one. A few miles from the Seoul city limits, a smaller road leads east towards Uijong-bu, and about two miles from Highway 1 there is a narrow gravel road headed north, up the steep […]

Consular Revenue Stamps

Korean consular revenue stamps: documents from 1960s showing the “new won” series

The 1960s new won series of consular revenue stamps show up in several documents from that era. Two examples of such documents are shown here. 

Korean consular revenue stamps: IEF dollar series

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: IEF dollar values High quality dollar values (two flowers in the design) Low quality dollar […]

Education Revenue Stamps

Revenue stamped document: Masan middle school graduation certificate

From the collection of Joe Ross, well-known amongst revenue stamp collectors as someone with one of the largest revenue stamp collections in the world and author of several revenue stamp catalogues, comes this revenue stamped document from the city of Masan (마산), now part of Changwon (창원시). Unlike with postal documents, revenue documents are usually […]

Court Fee Revenue Stamps

Korean Narrow Gauge

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 […]

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 […]

Books and catalogues

Revenue stamps of Iran 3rd Edition

Several well-known members of the revenue/fiscal stamp community pointed out that a new edition of the “Revenue Stamps of Iran” catalog had been published. This edition, the third, is larger than ever, with “742 full color pages with pictures of every stamp and many new rare documents”. The two volumes show many different types of […]

National Revenue Stamps

Revenue stamps published 30 years apart used on the same day

Recently seen on Ebay (and purchased by the well-known revenue stamp collector Joe Ross): two South Korean documents with tax stamps. In itself, both stamps and the type of document are not particularly special: both stamps were easily available at the counter in South Korea until at least 2014, and unlike many types of documents […]

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 […]



Newly Published

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 […] The post The Tourism Stamps of South Korea appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

(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. KoreaPost released the following English language text for […] The post KPC3739: 100th Anniversary of Cheongseok Educational Foundation appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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 […] The post Postal and communications routes in Korea (1913) appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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 […] The post News about the Postponement of “Philakorea 2024” to 2025 appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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 […] The post The year in stamps: 1953 The signing of the Armistice Agreement appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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