(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 Inside-left, of the Stamp Information Card
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.