2002-SCOTT
Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue CD;
Republic of Korea.
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Cover of 2002 SCOTT CD.


See an extract from CD page 1

From Korea.net:Go to Korea.Net
"As of the end of 2000, Korea's total population was estimated at 47,275,000, with a density of 476 people per square kilometer. The population of North Korea is estimated to be 22,175,000".

Go to the CIA's South Korea
From the CIA's South Korea: "Population: 47,904,370 (July 2001 est.)".


See a "GOD of Korean Stamps" opinion

From SCOTT's introduction to Korea:
"...came under Japanese influence in 1875".

Change "1875" to "1876".
See Korean History: 1876
See KOIS's History of the period


From SCOTT's introduction to Korea:
"Chinese and Japanese stamps were used there as early as 1875".

From "A GOD of Korean Stamps" opinion:
"Scott says that Japanese stamps were used there as early as 1875; this date should be 1877."


From SCOTT's introduction to Korea:
"Administrative control was assumed by Japan in 1904 and annexation followed in 1910."

Change "1904" to "1905"; if not "April 1905."
(See SCOTT's Japan; Sc# 110)
See Korean History: 1905


From SCOTT's introduction to Korea:
Shown in the "Currencies" section; "100 Mon = 1 Tempo".
Change to: "1 Mun/Mon (pronounced "moon") =
1 Fun/Poon".

From "A GOD of Korean Stamps" opinion:
"Still in the introduction, there are some errors in the “Currencies” section. The listing shows “1 Tempo,” a currency that did not exist."


The writer was reassigned from Seoul, Korea to Ft. Bragg, N.C. in August 1985. Having dabbled in the collection of Korean money from 1983, I got really serious during 1986-1992 when I went to "Korean Money School". I told Scott in 1998, that there has never been a currency known as "Tempo" created by Korea.

Following pages were extracted from the 1990 Standard Catalog of World Coins, by Chester L. Krause and Clifford Mishler; Colin R. Bruce II, Editor.

See Korea page 1152        See Korea page 1153
See Korea page 1154        See Korea page 1155



See an extract from CD page 1

In the description of the Unissued 25 mon, 50 mon, and 100 mon; change "poon" to "mon".


See an extract from CD page 1

Change date header above 13F-15a "Black Overprint" from "1900" to "1897".
See KPC list of SC# 10-15
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 10-15


See an extract from CD page 1

Change "ch" for cheun to "p" for Poon.
See KPC list of SC# 15B-17C
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 15B-17C
See Michel's list of SC# 15B-17C


See an extract from CD page 1; Sc# 25; Ill# A15
See an extract from CD page 1; Where Sc# 25; Ill# A15 belongs

Sc# 25, Ill# A15, 10 cheun, is erroneously shown under a date-header of 1900.
The stamp was issued 03-15-1901, move it under date-header 1901.
See KPC list of SC# 18-33
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 18-33
See Michel's list of SC# 18-33

See KSS-USA's KorBase-1900
See KSS-USA's KorBase-1901


See an extract from CD page 9-Listings

Change date-header from "1962-66" to "1962-63".

See an extract from CD page 9-Illustrations

From "A GOD of Korean Stamps" opinion:
"Insert (because of dates) Scott 385-96 between Sc# 370 and Sc# 360a."

See 1962-66 Definitives

The quagmire that is Scott's listing and illustrations shown for the Korean 1962-66 definitives, can be somewhat alleviated by the showing of these illustrations:


The next thing I'm recording is SCOTT's handling of "Korean Official-Stamp-Books". By official, I'm talking about stamp-books released by The Issuing Authority. Up until 1995, that was The Ministry of Communications. Since 1995, it has been The Ministry of Information & Communications.
Go to Korean Official-Books
See Stanely Gibbons's Korean Books


The 1st Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 5
Sc# 212F, Ill#A95 Listing: a. Booklet pane of 6 belies the fact that there are 5 panes of 6=30 stamps in the book.
Stamp Issue Date: 05/15/56
Book Issue Date: 07/20/56


The 2nd Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 6
Sc# 255, Ill#A111 Listing: a. Booklet pane of 6 belies the fact that there are 5 panes of 6=30 stamps in the book.
Stamp Issue Date: 06/15/57
Book Issue Date: 07/25/58


The 3rd Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 16
NOT listed by Scott
Sc# 643, Ill# A326, Should have: Listing: a. 5 Booklet panes of 6
Stamp Issue Date: 10/10/73
Book Issue Date: 04/20/74
See KPC list of SC# 643
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 643


The 4th Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 32
NOT listed by Scott
Sc# 1256, Ill# A705, Should have: Listing: a. 1 Booklet pane of 16
Remark: Some of these Books were imprinted with "PhilaTokyo 81".
Stamp Issue Date: 08/20/81
Book Issue Date: 09/30/81
See KPC list of SC# 1256
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 1256


The 5th Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 32
NOT listed by Scott
Sc# 1258, Ill# A707, Should have: Listing: a. 1 Booklet pane of 10
Stamp Issue Date: 03/15/83
Book Issue Date: 11/15/84
See KPC list of SC# 1258
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 1258


Of the 17 remaining Books that have been issued to date, SCOTT properly lists 15 of them. Not listed are the 7th at SC# 1775b, and the 17th at SC# 1726a.



The 7th Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 46
NOT listed by Scott
Sc# 1775, Ill# A1155, Should have: Listing: b. 1 Booklet pane of 10
Stamp Issue Date: 06/13/94
Book Issue Date: 06/13/94
See KPC list of SC# 1775
See 99-MICHEL's list of SC# 1775
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 1775



The 17th Official Stamp Book:See an extract from CD page 45
NOT listed by Scott
Sc# 1726, Ill# A1123, Should have: Listing: a. 1 Booklet pane of 10
Stamp Issue Date: 10/01/94
Book Issue Date: 06/01/95
See KPC list of SC# 1726
See 99-MICHEL's list of SC# 1726
See Stanely Gibbons' list of SC# 1726


The next error that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's listing on the CD's page 24.
See an extract from CD page 24

Sc#'s 964-965, Illustration#'s A500-A501, have been placed under a date-header that says: "1975, Oct 10".
Both of these Definitive Stamps were issued on "1975, Mar. 15".


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Picture of a pair of ducks

The way it should be.


The way SCOTT shows it now.

See Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue listing
See Michel Postage Stamp Catalogue listing
See Stanely Gibbons Postage Stamp Catalogue listing


The next error that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's listing in the Literature Series area, CD pages 46-47.
See SCOTT's current pages 46-47 extract
See SCOTT's pages 46-47 extract corrected

A. Illustrations:
   1. The Illustration currently identified as A1189 is a picture of the second stamp issued for the Literature Series (4th Issue), 1998.09.14. It should follow the currently identified Illustration # A1191, the first stamp issued for the Literature Series (4th Issue), 1998.09.14.
   2. The Illustration Description currently associated with current Illustration A1189; A Poem to the Sui General..... belongs with current Illustration A1190.
   3. Re-number the current Illustration No.s: A1188 to A1189; A1190 to A1188; A1191 to A1190; A1189 to A1191.

B. SCOTT No. blockSee SCOTT's current page-47 extract.
   1a. #1821a. Change "Sheet of 2"; to "Souvenir sheet of 2".
   1b. After 1821a, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1821" See Booklet
   2a. #1822a. Change "Sheet of 2"; to "Souvenir sheet of 2".
   2b. After 1822a, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1822" See Booklet
   3. After #1825, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1825" See Booklet
   4. After #1826, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1826" See Booklet
   5. After #1827, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1827" See Booklet
   6. After #1828, insert "Complete booklet, 10 #1828" See Booklet

C. ISSUED block:
   1. Change "#1825-1825D," to "#1825-1828D,".


The next error that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's listing in the Coil stamps area, CD page 47.
See SCOTT's page 47 COIL stamp extract

B. SCOTT No. block:
   1a. In the #1861 line, change "like No. 1844" to "like No. 1845"
   1b. In the #1862 line, change "like No. 1845" to "like No. 1846".

C. ISSUED block:
   1. Before "#1861, 1862, 11/18/97", add "#1860, 02/01/96".


In discussions with SCOTT's previous New Issues Editor, I was informed that SCOTT did not annotate "Complete Booklet" remarks, unless SCOTT had in its possession the "Booklet" remarked.

I suggest that SCOTT check its S. Korean Booklet-Archive to see if a Booklet actually exists for SCOTT# 1890, "Suwon Castle Bicen." to justify the remark at #1890: "Complete booklet, 10 #1890 $11.00". I consider it extremely unlikely, that SCOTT has a Booklet for this issue.
See SCOTT's page 48 Sc# 1890 stamp extract

The 200th Anniv. of the Dedication of the Suwon Castle issue, was presented to the public in a Special Sheet of 10 stamps. The sheet's artistically designed selvage contained South Korea's 1st Cinderella/label stamp.
See the Special Sheet


The next errors that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's CD page 49.

A. Change Issue-date of "Mushroom Series (5th Issue); #1912-1915"
from "1997, July 1" to "1997 July 21".
See SCOTT's Mushroom Series (5th Issue) listing
See Stamp Info Card

B. Change Issue-date of "Protection of Wild Animals and Plants, #1929a-d"
from 1998 Mar. 28" to "1998 Mar. 21".
See SCOTT's Protection of Wild Animals & Plants listing.
See Stamp Info Card

C. Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1912"; See Booklet
   2. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1913"; See Booklet
   3. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1914"; See Booklet
   4. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1915"; See Booklet
   5. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1916"; See Booklet
   6. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1917"; See Booklet
   7. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1918"; See Booklet

   8. Add "Complete booklet, 8(4X2) #1919-22"; See Booklet

   9. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1923"; See Booklet
   10. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1924"; See Booklet
   11. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1925"; See Booklet

   12. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1927"; See Booklet
   13. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1937"; See Booklet


The next error that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's CD page 50.

A. Add: After #1964; "See Germany No.(Put SCOTT's # here)
See SCOTT's current SC# 1964 listing.
See Germany's Stamp

B. Change the "Millennium" area's date-header from "1999-2000" to "1999-2001". See SCOTT's current "Millennium" listing.

C. Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1938"; See Booklet
   2. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1954"; See Booklet
   3. Add "Complete booklet, 6 #1955"; See Booklet

   4a. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1956"; See Booklet
   4b. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1957"; See Booklet
   4c. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1958"; See Booklet

   5. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1964"; See Booklet
   6. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1966"; See Booklet


The next error that I am recording, has to do with SCOTT's CD page 51.

A. The date-header for Sc# 2014-2017a now says "2000 June 1"; it should be "2000 Feb. 1".
See SCOTT's current SC# 2014-17a listing.
See Stamp Info Card

B. Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1980"; See Booklet
   2. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #1982"; See Booklet


Added March 12, 2002

During the period 1953-08-01 through 1955-11-11, (KS# 149-150/Sc# B1-B2; thru KS# 190/Sc# 225) all stamps issued by the Republic of Korea contained a changed "country-name-line".   From "Tae-han Min-gook Oop-yoe/Republic of Korea Stamp", to "Tae-han Min-gook Oo-jong/Republic of Korea Postal Administration".
See "Changed-Country-Name-Line"

SCOTT attempts to record this 28 month temporary name-change:
See Scott's changed "country-name-line"

The problem/s is/are, that the character meaning "Stamp/oop-yoe" has been labled "Redrawn" by Scott; when it has been present on Korean Stamps since the first issue 1946.05.01, and returns forever, on the issue of 1955.11.11. It definately should be labeled, "Original"; and should be shown first (left position).

Further problems are created because Scott has not placed the Remark at it's appropriate places: Before Sc# B1 & B2, before C12-C16, and before Sc# 195.
See Scott's Semi-Postal B1 and B2    See Scott's CD page 53, Sc# C12-C16
See Scott's CD page 5, Sc# 195



See Scott's CD page 18, Sc# 712-713

Sc#713 shows an erroneous price of $47.50; research shows the same error in the 2001 SCOTT Catalogue. Price should be the same as for Sc# 712: $.40.


Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 4 #1749"; See Booklet
   2. Add "Complete booklet, 4 #1750"; See Booklet


Added March 14, 2002

Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #2033"; See Booklet
   2. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #2035"; See Booklet
   3. Add "Complete booklet, 10 #2036"; See Booklet


Added June 10, 2002

See SCOTT's current SC# 2038a-d,
page 52 listing.
Korean Beauty Series (10th Issue);
Nov. 16, 2000

Add Booklet remarks::
   1. Add "Complete booklet, 8 (4X2) #2038a-d"; See Booklet



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