1996 South Korea Issue-Year Summary

As of December 31, 1996

1996 Stamps and Philatelic items by class/type


1. Stamp No. 1849, 02.08.96, Opening of Korea-China (PRC) Submarine Cable System, was originally scheduled to be a joint issue (Korea-PRC) on December 15, 1995; but that release was canceled. Korea retooled, and issued its stamp with "1996" inscribed; however, China may have released its total originally planned and pre-printed 20 fen issue, inscribed with "1995-27". In 1996, a Chinese specialist told me the stamp was Sc# 2647. See, Korean Philately, May 1996, page 15, where Dr. Taizo Maeda, writes about the "Mixup on Joint Issue...".

2. The Special (Full) Sheets are the only source of Nos. 1871 (400W), and 1872 (400W). The Sheets each contain four (4) stamps.

3. The Special (Full) Sheet is the only source of No. 1880. The Sheet contains 10 stamps (5x2), below a large "first-time" decorative selvage.
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4. Stamp Nos. 1882-85, are a se-tenant strip of 4.

5. The Nos. 1882-85 Collector Booklet is of the Souvenir-type containing two strips of four; with one strip of four, canceled on the front-cover.

6. Except for the Nos. 1882-85 release, all other 96-Collector Booklets are of the Portable (Use) Booklet type. All booklet rear-covers are inscribed with the issuer name: KOREAN PHILATELIC CENTER.

7. Commemorative Stamps, Nos. 1887-88, are classed as NEW YEAR/HOLIDAY stamps by Korea.

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