S. Korean Authority-Issued
(Official) Stamp Booklets

Released by The Ministry of Communication
(1956-1994); and then newly named:
The Ministry of Information and Communication
(1995-1998).


Issuance Schedule was compared to the KPC-Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue's Booklet listings.
    OFFICIAL BOOKS column: OB-30, OB-10, etc.= Official-Book, and the TOTAL number of stamps contained.

STAMP
NO./s
DATE
ISSUED
TOPIC DESCRIPTION BOOKS
ISSUED
OFFICAL
BOOKLETS
197 07.20.56 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 5.15.56 20Hwan issue;
Industrial Reconstruction, Blue, Un-wmk, thin-laid paper;
(2 columns of 3 stamps(6), in each of 5 panes)=30;
Margin around each pane's 6 stamps;
1 OB-30;
Official-
Booklet# 1.
228 07.25.58 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 6.15.57 40Hwan issue;
King Sejong, Rose, Zig-zag Wmk.;
(2 columns of 3 stamps(6), in each of 5 panes)=30;
Margin around each pane's 6 stamps;
1 OB-30;
Official-
Booklet# 2.
861 04.20.74 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 10.10.73 10Won issue;
Manchurian Cranes, Blue, Un-wmk.;
(3 columns of 2 stamps(6), in each of 5 panes)=30;
NO margin around each pane's 6 stamps;
1 OB-30;
Official-
Booklet# 3.
1225 09.30.81 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 08.20.81 40Won issue;
Moo-gong-wha/Hibiscus/Rose of Sharon: Pink flower, Un-wmk.;
(8 columns of 2 stamps(16), in one pane)=16; Others say: 2 styles of Booklet covers. One="PHILATOKYO-81"
I have not seen, either style.
Pictures supplied by Stew Steres
1 OB-16;
Official-
Booklet# 4a.

Official-
Booklet# 4b.
1288 11.15.84 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 03.15.83 70Won issue;
Kyong-ju Observatory, Un-wmk.;
(5 columns of 2 stamps(10), in one pane)=10;
I have not seen.
Picture supplied by Stew Steres
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 5.
Beginning with the 1994 Book issues, to-date, all Official Booklets have contained 3-sided perforated stamps. KPC reports issue-quantity of 100,000 Booklets for all issues; EXCEPT, No. 1788, 06.01.95, which was issued in the quantity 40,000.

In July 1996, with the release of its 1996-Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, SCOTT expanded its Definitive Stamp listing from Sc# 1723, (1743 in 1995), to Sc# 1717 thru 1744A. Below the Issued Date remarks, it included this remark,
"Five booklets exist with blocks of different colors at the top of the booklet cover. The blocks of color match color bars printed in the selvage of the attached booklet pane". This remark was obviously directed to Sc# 1725a, Booklet pane of 20, 130 won, Narcissus Flower, issued 08-20-94, Booklet issued 02-28-95, (which was later re-numbered to Sc# 1720).

Working with my New-Issue provider I ended-up with six copies of this booklet, showing five colors. (To the right of the color bar at the top of the selvage (the same color as is on the outside booklet corner), is a circle of the same color, with numbers 1 thru 5). I subsequently purchased 3 Booklets of the "Celadon Pitcher", 930 won, stamp issued 03-11-95, Booklet issued 03-20-95. I have the colors: Brown #1, Dark Blue#4, & Black#5.

After the above big-waste-of-money, I quit worrying about Booklet corner & selvage colors. However, I did peruse all the Booklets issued in 1994, and although there are no colors shown on the outside of their covers, the inside stamp panes all have color bars & color circles with numbers.

1753 01.24.94 Commemorative Stamp Booklet, 300 Won,
The 21st Universal Postal Congress (3rd Issue);
Stamp Booklet of 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 6.
1765 06.13.94 Commemorative Stamp Booklet, 910 Won,
PHILAKOREA-94 World Stamp Expo (1st Issue);
Stamp Booklet of 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 7.
1770-72 08.16.94 Commemorative Stamp Booklets, 130 Won,
PHILAKOREA-94 World Stamp Expo (2nd Issue);
3 Stamp Booklets of 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.;
*Basic Postage Rate change: 110W to 130W
3 OB-10, each;
Official-
Booklet# 8-10.
1781-84 08.22.94 Commemorative Stamp Booklets, 3 x 130 Won; No. 1784 is 370 Won.
The 21st Universal Postal Congress (4th Issue);
4 Stamp Booklets of 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
Last Booklets issued by the Ministry of Communications prior to name-change.
4 OB-10, each;
Official-
Booklet# 11-14.
01.23.95 Protection of Wild Animals & Plants (2nd issue), Nos. 1802-03;
First issue under new named Issuing
Authority: Ministry of Information and Communications
1780 02.28.95 Definitive Stamp Booklet, of 08.20.94 130W issue: Narcissus flower.
One 20-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-20;
Official-
Booklet# 15.
1804 03.20.95 Definitive Stamp Booklet of 03.11.95 930W issue: Celadon Pitcher.
One 10-pane, 3 sided-perf
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 16.
1788 06.01.95 Definitive Stamp Booklet of 10.01.94 390W issue: 747 Airplane, climbing to top-left
One 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 17.
1825-26 08.14.95 Commemorative Stamp Booklet, 130 Won.
50th Anniversary of Korean Liberation;
#1825 is Booklet, of 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 18.
1603 03.20.96 Definitive Stamp Booklet of 07.02.90 150 Won issue; White Porcelain Jar/Cobalt-Blue Painted; 15th century; National Treasure# 170.
One 20-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-20;
Official-
Booklet# 19.
1832 03.27.96 Definitive Stamp Booklet of 10.16.95 400W issue; Blue 747 Airplane, flying to bottom-left;
One 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
1 OB-10;
Official-
Booklet# 20.
1946-47 08.19.98 Commemorative Stamp Booklets, of 05.04.98 340 & 170 Won issues.
Cartoon Series (4th issue).
#1946 is 340 Won.
Each 10-pane, 3 sided-perf.
2 OB-10, each;
Official-
Booklet# 21-22.
2331-32 07.01.2003 Definitive Stamps (190 won each);
Self-adhesive Booklets:
190 won: Malus asiatica Nakai
190 won: Aquilegia flabellata Sieb. et Zucc. var. pumila Kudo
2 OB-20, each;
2331 Bklt
2332 Bklt
Official-
Booklet# 23-24.


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