1895 Stamp Issuance Schedule
This Issuance Schedule utilizes stamp pages from Korea's Postal Museum Web Site.
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Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:
Notes: (1) Printed in U.S., on order of Korean ambassador, shipped imperforated to Korea, thence to Japan for perforation.
Printings: Two, lithographed.
All major stamp catalogues of the world, list and assign separate catalogue #'s to the stamps of the two different printings.
Extracted from, "Stanley Gibbons, Stamp Catalogue, Part 18":
5 poon: The first printing is always distinguished by the distinct dot it the frame line above the center of the scroll work above the value panel. The shade is different in later printings.
10 poon: The dot described above also applies to the first printing and is absent from later printings but sometimes thickening of the frame line may appear like a dot. Most copies of the first printing also show a small dot in the "E" (in KOREA) or else a break in the bottom Korean character in the right hand panel and these are not present in later printings. The shade differences are not very helpful.
25 poon: Again the dot in the frame line also distinguishes the first printing and in addition most copies also have a distinct coloured line in the right-hand frame lines by the upper corner ornament. The shades are also distinctive.
50 poon: The first printing is always distinguished by the absence of a stop after “50". This was added in later printings and varies in size from stamp to stamp. The shade is unchanged except that an additional deeper shade occurred in later printings.