As a follow-up to the two Korean passport stamps issued in the U.S.,
shown on page 27 of the last issue (50:3), still more information has come to light.
Figure 1 shows two stamps taken from a Korean passport issued by
the Korean embassy in Argentina. The $20 in green is rouletted 4.8 and
is formatted similar to Figure 2, with a serial number.
The $10 in red is perforated 13 and does not have a serial number.
The cancellation is dated December 27, 1996.
Figure 1: $10 (no serial number) & $20
(with serial number) USD 5K Passport Stamps
To keep all of the pictures together, the two stamps from 50:3
are shown below in Figures 2 and 3. Both stamps are rose;
Figure 2 (with serial number) is rouletted, while Figure 3
(without serial number) is perforated. Both stamps are affixed to
a Canadian passport and were issued by the Korean Embassy
in Washington, DC. Figure 2 was affixed on May 26, 1989, while
Figure 3 was affixed on May 28, 1986.
Figure 2: $10 (with serial number) USD SK
Figure 3: $10 (without serial number) USD SK
Figure 4 shows an “Import Alteration” stamp issued by the Korean
Passport Office and affixed to a Korean passport. It is roulefted and
orange and has a serial number. (See also Translation and Figure 1
on pages 26-27.)
Figure 4: 30,000 won (with serial number)
“Import Alteration” 8K Passport Stamp
None of these stamps is currently listed in any catalogue of which
we are aware. KP
Translation of 30,000 Won
Korean Import Alternation Revenue Stamp
By Sunyoung Park
As printed in Korean Philately, November 2005, Vol. 50, No.4
Figure 1, at the bottom, shows the English translation
of each part of the 30,000 won South Korean Import Alternation Revenue
stamp, also illustrated on page 19. Alternation means “substitution” or