South Korea the Hwan-periode (1953-1962)

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    In the closing-phases of the Korean War the government of South-Korea
    introduced a currency-reform on Feb.14th,1953.
    100 Won (1946-52) became one Hwan (no subdivision).
    All stamps in Won-currency were demonitized.
    Ko 157.jpg
    First Hwan-definitives,issued April 5th,1953
     
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    Ko 162.jpg
    Air-mails,issued April 5th,1953;
    Same design,but in different colours as the Won-denominated set,
    issued Oct.15th,1952.
     
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    Ko 165.jpg
    Red Cross,issued Aug.1st,1953; (the Korean War was not over yet)
     
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    Ko 167.jpg
    Y.M.C.A. 50th anniversary,issued Oct.25th,1953
     
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    definitives issued April 16th (10,30 Hwan),April 1st,1954 (others);
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The first 126 souvenir sheets of South-Korea,issued between 1948 -1958
    range from expensive to very expensive.Only the 1952/52 series of 22
    s.s.,honoring the allied countries of the Korean War,is quite affordable
    with less than $ 1000.- for the set.
    I own just one of those early s.s.:
    Ko 168B.jpg
    Issued 1954,I bought it for my butterflies collection.I think it
    is the s.s. of this thematic with the smallest print: 500 s.s.
     
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    Ko 173.jpg
    Air-mail stamps on watermarked (curved lines) paper,
    issued July 1st,1954.
     
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  8. Thank you sir for the wonderful Korean stamp information and exhibition !
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Thank you Michael ! I´m glad you like the thread.

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    Tok To-Islands definitives,issued Sept.15th,1954.
     
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    World-Forestry-Congress (in Dhera Dun,India !),issued Dec.12th,1954.
     
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    Ko 183.jpg
    Issued Dec.25th,1954,the stamps show presidents Rhee and
    Eisenhower shake hands.
     
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    Ko 186.jpg
    "Reconstruction" definitives (first series,wmk.curved lines),
    issued Oct.19th (20 Hwan),Feb.10th,1955 (others).
    The 20 Hwan is one of the most expensive stamps of Korea, - in
    mint condition (Michel € 2000.-),while in used condition the catalogue
    value is affordable € 20.-.
     
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    Ko 190.jpg
    Rotary´s 50th anniversary,issued Feb.23rd,1955.
     
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    Ko 193.jpg
    President Rhee´s (1875 - 1965) 80th birth-anniversary,
    issued March 26th,1955.
    Like many early stamps of South Korea the stamp also exists
    imperforated.(And also issued in a souvenir sheet.)
     
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    Ko 194.jpg
    10th anniversary of liberation from japanese rule,
    issued Aug.15th,1955."Gate of Independence"
     
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    Ko 196.jpg
    Definitive similar to the one shown in post #1,but in different (darker)
    green and KOREA in latin letters omitted (among other changes),
    issued Oct.19th,1955.
     
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