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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    Ko 168.jpg
    definitives issued April 16th (10,30 Hwan),April 1st,1954 (others);
     
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    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 !
     
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    Thank you Michael ! I´m glad you like the thread.

    Ko 178.jpg

    Tok To-Islands definitives,issued Sept.15th,1954.
     
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    Ko 181.jpg

    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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    Ko 197.jpg
    36th National Athletics Games,issued Oct.23rd,1955.
     
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    Ko 199.jpg

    United Nations Organization 10th anniversary,issued Oct.24th,1955.
     
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    Ko 201.jpg
    definitives,issued Feb.10th (20 H.),Oct.19th (15,50 H.) Nov.1st,1955
    (100,200 H.)
    From here on most stamps,what were issued till the end of 1956,were
    issued on laid paper.
    Laid paper is actually a kind of watermark.As it is difficult to be seen
    on a scan,here an illustration from a catalogue:
    Ko laid0006.jpg
    The shown pattern,with vertical stripes is the normal variety on
    korean stamps.However some were also printed on horizontal laid
    paper as well.
    For many years prices for both types were not much different.
    But roughly a decade ago,the prices for horizontal laid specimen
    "exploded".Prices for most are now 10-20 times higher,than for
    vertical laid ones.
    From the above set only the 20 H.exists in both varieties.
    Michel lists it € 15.- vertical laid and € 180.- horizontal laid.
     
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    Ko 206.jpg

    10th anniversary of the (south) Korean Navy,issued Nov.11th,1955.
    The stamp shows ships of the Korean 16th century fleet,wiht a
    so called Turtle-Ship in the foreground.
    To the left there is a statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin (1545-1598),
    Korea´s most revered national hero,commander of the Korean fleet during the 1592-1598 Japanese invasions.
     
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