Old Korea's/Chosan
1900 Stamp Issuance Schedule

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This Issuance Schedule utilizes stamp pages from Korea's Postal Museum Web Site.

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STAMP NO./s DATE
ISSUED
TOPIC DESCRIPTION STAMPS
ISSUED
REMARKS
11 01.01
1900
2 chon stamp 1  
12 01.01
1900
3 chon stamp 1  
13 02.01
1900
1 poon overprint on
5 Poon stamp
1  
14A  14B 02.01
1900
1 poon overprint on
25 Poon stamps; both original and
Overprinted with "Tae-han"
2  
15 05.??
1900
2 Ree stamp 1  
16 05.19
1900
1 chon stamp 1  
17 07.17
1900
4 chon stamp 1  
18 07.17
1900
5 chon stamp 1  
19 07.17
1900
6 chon stamp 1  
20 08.01
1900
15 chon stamp 1  
21 08.01
1900
20 chon stamp 1  

Stamp#'s 13, 14A, and 14B
5 poon and 25 poon stamps, issued in 1895 or overprinted in 1897, were surcharged with "one" in Arabic, Han-moon(Chinese ideogram), and Hangul(Korean).

Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:
Notes: (1) These stamps were needed for use until the chon (1900-01) issue was printed, following currency reform.
Notes: (9) Official word of P.O. in 1900, shows these stamps to have been in wide use - over 5000 copies sold during February- April, and designating the surcharge as 1 poon, not 1 chon, thus matching the 2 Ree value.


Stamp#'s 11, 12, 15-21:
Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:

Small Chon or Plum Blossom Issue
Paper:  Generally whitish. Earliest printed on heavier paper. Third printing on thinner, more transparent paper.
Printed by: Stamp Printing Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Industry, Seoul, Korea (Located in the Yongsang suburb)
Engraved by: Japanese technicians, in Seoul. Similarities to Koban issue of Japan and to essays E2 and E3 lead to conjecture that the workers were hired from Japanese stamp engraving installation.
Notes (1): These were the first stamps actually made by the Korean government, and correspond to the new currency.
Notes (2): Full sheets or large multiples known of many values, except the 6 chon.

2 chon stamp: This stamp appeared in the first printing only, and was later replaced with a cleaner design, #22. Some sources report that the change was to replace the clockwise yin-yang, but there is ample precedent for clockwise ying-yangs in earlier issue.

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