Old Korea's/Chosan
1903 Stamp Issuance Schedule

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STAMP NO./s DATE
ISSUED
TOPIC DESCRIPTION STAMPS
ISSUED
REMARKS
32 10.01
1903
2 Ree stamp 1  
33 10.01
1903
1 chon stamp 1  
34 10.01
1903
2 chon stamp 1  
35 10.01
1903
3 chon stamp 2  
36 10.01
1903
4 chon stamp 1  
37 10.01
1903
5 chon stamp 1  
38 10.01
1903
6 chon stamp 1  
39 10.01
1903
10 chon stamp 1  
40 10.01
1903
15 chon stamp 1  
41 10.01
1903
20 chon stamp 1  
42 10.01
1903
50 chon stamp 1  
43 10.01
1903
1 won stamp 1  
44 10.01
1903
2 won stamp 1  

Extracted from Korean Kingdom and Empire Philatelic Catalog and Handbook; by Dr. James W. Kerr:
Designed by: E. Clemencet.
Engraved & Printed by: French Govt. Printing Works, Paris, France
Notes (1): Replaced small chon issue. Late receipt from France forced preparation of 2nd provisional issue (KS#'s 28-31, 1902), and reprinting of the high values of small chons (KS# 24-26,1901).
Notes (2): Note scepter and orb, obvious European trappings of ruler, though the Emperor himself reported to have chosen royal falcon for design. The bird has been called variously an eagle, falcon, phoenix, cockerel, etc. It was quite possibly inspired by the Fourth Issue of Korean Coins-the so-called "Russion Issue" struck by the Yongsan Mint in 1901 and 1902, which carry the same bird with the addition of a crown. Russion ascendency in Korea at the turn of the century suggests that the resemblance to the Russian imperial eagle was more than coincidence.
Notes (3): Full panes of all values reported.

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