Tuesday, July 16, 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: http://www.revenuer.org/ 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

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. […] The post Bridging Philatelic Worlds: KSS Meets KPF in Seoul appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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 […] The post Statistic picture card showing rail, road and shipping statistics (1922) appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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. KoreaPost released this image and wrote the following on the Korea […] The post 2024 Korea Stamp Exhibition: Royal Flags of the Joseon Dynasty appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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 […] The post The Korea 1974 Christmas and New Year/TB seals appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

(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. KoreaPost released the following English language text for this issue: The post KPC3764-3765: Skywalk appeared first on Korea Stamp Society. [...]

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