Stamp Information Cards
(Oop-yoe An-nae Kar-duh)
by: F. L. Korean

Besides being a collectable item, (as evidenced by advertisements for binders in which to house), I use the Stamp Information Card as an authenication of the Korean Stamp Information I am broadcasting.

Korea's Special Souvenir Card for the Gold Medal Winners of the 1960 Olympics; was a neat little historical item in Korean Philately, November 1997, page 8, contributed by KSS member: Jack Kay.
See the article & picture
The article reminded me of an episode in my early Korean collecting-life.

See Inside-left, of the Stamp Information Card
See Inside-right, of the Stamp Information Card
See the Rear, of the Stamp Information Card
The above imaged item, opens to display stamp characteristic data for the two stamps and one Souvenir Sheet, issued August 25, 1960. Korean/Hangul on the left-inside, and English on the right-inside. The rear of the item, contains a map of the lower part the Italian penisula and Greece; as well as a hand holding an Olympic torch. The colors used on the rear, are the same white and blue, as seen on the above image.

At some coin show, where several coin/stamp dealers were also present, I purchased the two stamps issued by Korea, to commemorate the 1960 Summer Olympic Games, held in Rome. Also present was the above pictured philatelic item, which the purveyor thought to be the Souvenir Sheet (S/S), which was also released with this two-stamp issue. Later in my collecting career, when the real S/S arrived to take its proper place, it pushed the above-pictured item into my "what-is-it" file. Still later, when I purchased several FDC's issued by the Korean Philatelic Center, they came with what the dealer called "Inserts", within each envelope. At that time, I would have more accurately described the "Insert" as a New-Issue Stamp Flyer; but, now know them to be earlier versions of what The Korean Philatelic Agency now calls Oop-yo An-nae Kar-duh/Stamp Information Cards. Still later, I purchased the following imaged-FDC, to go with the long-time lonely Insert/Stamp Information Card.

My experience with these Stamp flyers/cards began several years-ago, when I began to dabble with S. Korean First Day Covers (FDC). Although I don't have a firm knowledge of all the "players" in Korean FDC manufacturing; early-on, I was lead to believe that there was a Ministry policy in place, to release New Stamp Issue announcements via a "flyer" medium. Although the "flyer" was probably available to the public, at least from major Post Offices, I first encountered it as an enclosure in Korean Philatelic Center released FDC's. Dealers/collectors of Korean Philatelic Center released FDC's, referred to these flyers as "FDC Inserts".

Since whenever this medium was birthed (late 50's?), it has evolved from the "most-basic" of stamp information source, into an article of beauty, which also contains conclusive information on New Stamp releases, as well as serving as an archive of the Ministry's "Commemorative Cancels", which are designed and utilized in celebration of each Commemorative Stamp's New-Issue.

STAMP NO./s Date of
Subject # of
10.03.1959 10th National Athletic Games 1 S/S
289 290
08.25.1960 17th Olympic Games - Rome 2 1 S/S
01.31.1962 10th Anniversary of Korea's Admission to the International Telecommunications Union (I.T.U.) 1 S/S
04.07.1962 W.H.O.'s Malaria Eradication Campaign 1 S/S
10.10.1962 10th Indo-Pacific Fishery Counsil Meeting 1  
356 357
05.08.1963 Centenary of the International Red Cross 2 1 S/S
414 415
06.15.1964 1st Five-Year Economic Develpment Plan
(3rd Issue)
2 See Series
424 425
426 427
10.10.1964 18th Olympic Games-Tokyo, Japan 5 S/S each
459 460
461 462
06.25.1965 15th Anniversary of the U.N. Forces that Participated in the Korean War 5 S/S each
05.10.1966 20th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of Korea 1  
07.01.1967 6th Presidential Inauguration of Park Chung-hee 1 S/S
See Series
601 602
603 604
605 606
607 608
10.12.1968 19th Olympic Games - Mexico 8 4 S/S
01.01.1970 70th Anniversary of Korea's admission to the Universal Postal Union (U.P.U.) 1  
706 707
10.06.1970 51st National Athletic Games 3 S/S each
03.28.72 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (E.C.A.F.E.) 1  
939 940
03.15.75 Flower Series (1st Issue)
1st Issue
2nd Issue, at Nos. 950-51, 05.15.75.
2 See Series

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