Old Korea's/Chosan
1902 Stamp Issuance Schedule

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STAMP NO./s DATE
ISSUED
TOPIC DESCRIPTION STAMPS
ISSUED
REMARKS
27 10.18
1902
3 chon stamp;
Issued to commemorate the 40th Anniv. of Emperor Kwangmu's accession as King Kojong in 1864 (fifteen months early)
1  
28 12.01
1902
1 cheon surcharge on 25 poon 1  
29 12.01
1902
2 cheon surcharge on 25 poon 1  
30
31
12.01
1902
3 cheon surcharge on 25 poon;
3 cheon surcharge on 50 poon
2  

Stamp# 27; 3 chon: "The Commemorative"

Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:
Designed by: Japanese employed at the Korean Mint in Yongsan, a Seoul suburb.
Engraved by: Japanese technicians at Yongsan.
Notes (1): "40 years of what?" Basically it was the reign of the ruler, Kwang My, once King Kojang, then self-proclaimed emperor.
Notes (2): Design shows state ceremonial hat, with pin.
Notes (3): Full sheets known.
Notes (4): First use of French on Korean stamps.
Notes (5): Scheduled for issue 18 October 1902; delayed by epidemic, but cancelled sheets known before 21 October.


Stamp#'s 28-31
Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue's
"Table of known overprint designs"

Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:
Surcharged by Local Post Masters.
Notes (1): Can theoretically include all the varieties of printing, paper, perfs, and overprints of the 25 and 50 poon basic stamps. Improbable that 1st provisional issue (stamp#'s 13, 14A, 14B; 02.01.1900) would have been further surcharged, because that issue in fact a "chon surcharge" itself.
Notes (3): These stamps were prepared to meet shortages of lowest values, while awaiting arrival of the Falcon Issue (Issued 1903), from France.

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