KOREA - Corea

 

Revised July 1, 2016

 

See, Meiso Mizuhara, Korean Postal History 1884-1905,

Kazuyuki Inoue, Korean Postal History Japanese Post in Korea

Helen Kingsbury Zirkle et al., Philatelic Handbook for Korea, 1884-1905,

KPC - Korean Postage Stamp Catalogue,

Kim Song Hwan, A Short History of the Postal Service in Imperial Korea

 

Korean names here are in Hanja; Chinese ideographs borrowed by the Koreans. Modern alphabetic Korean script is called Hangul.

 

The character in the center of two-ring circle cancellations is indicated as: ( ). For example, see Chemulpo.

 

Poon 분 分 Counting Word

 

Stamp Series:

Tae Geuk 太極 Yin-yang

Tae Han 한태 韓加 韓大 Surcharge Korean

One Surcharge 一字添

Maehwa 매화 Plum Blossom

Cheon 천 戔 錢 Coin

Eagle 독수리 鷲

 

As is customary in lists such as this, the Hanja characters below read from left to right, while in postmarks they usually read right to left and top to bottom.

 

  • Andong 安東 ()36n33 128e43 Quiet East
  • Anseong 37n00 127e16 Quiet City
  • Boryeong 保寧 36n26 126e34 Protect Tranquil
  • Bugcheong (Pukchong) 40n14 128e17 North Blue
  • Byeogdong (Pyoktong) 碧潼 40n35 125e26 Jade High
  • Changweon (Changwon) 昌原1900 35n14 128e37 Flourishing Original
  • Chasong 錘城 41n27 126e37 Hammer City
  • Chemulpo (Jenchuan, Inchon, Incheon 仁川 () 1883 37n28 126e38 Benevelent River
  • Cheolweon (Cheorwan) 38n15 127e12 Iron Source
  • Cheongdo 35n39 128e44 Clear Path
  • Cheongju ()36n38 127e29 ? Clear State see Chungju
  • Chinampo 三和 (Nampo) 38n45 125e23 Three Harmony
  • Chongjin 清律 41n46 129e46
  • Chonju (Jeonju) 全州 35n48 127e08 see Jeonju
  • Chuncheon 春川 () 37n51 127e43
  • Chunggangjin 中汪鎮 41n47 126e52
  • Chungju 忠州 ()36n58 127e55? see Cheongju
  • Daegu 大邱 () 1896 35n52 128e36
  • Daeheung (station in Seoul) 大興 37n33 126e56
  • Dongnae (Tongnae) 東萊 () (Fusan, Pusan, Busan 釜山) 1876 35n06 129e03
  • Euiju (Uiju) () 40n12 124e32
  • Eunjin near 36n11 127e05
  • Eonyang (Onyang, Unyang) 彦陽 35n33 129e07
  • Gaeseong (Gaesung, Kaesong) 開城 () 37n59 126e33
  • Ganggye (Kange, Kanggye) 江界 () 40n58 126e35
  • Gangneung 37n45 128e53
  • Gapyeong (Kapyeon) 37n49 127e30
  • Gimpo (Kimpo) 37n38 126e41 n33
  • Gongju 公州 ()36n26 127e07
  • Goyang 37n42 126e55
  • Gumseong (Kumsong, Kimseong) near 38n29 127e32
  • Gwacheon 果川 37n25 126e59
  • Gwendoline 殷山郵遞物領收所 (Eunsan 恩山 Silver Hill) British gold and silver mining town 39n23 126e01 The story goes that Koreans called local dolmen "koindol" 고인돌 which the miners thought sounded like "Gwendoline"
  • Gwangju 35n09 126e54
  • Gyeongju 35n51 129e12
  • Gyeongseong (Kyongsong) 鏡城 () 41n35 129e36
  • Gyeongheung (Kyonghung) () 42n31 130e20
  • Gyodong (Kyodong) 37n4 6 126e16
  • Gyoha (Kyoha) near 37n45 126e42
  • Gyungsung (Kyungsung) 京城 () (Seoul) 37n34 127e00
  • Haeju ()38n02 125e42
  • Hamheung 咸鏡 (Hamhung)咸興 ()39n55 127e33
  • Hanju 漢州 (Seoul)
  • Hansan 36n05 126e47
  • Hanseong (Hansung) 漢城 () (Seoul) 37n34 127e00 Han River Fortress
  • Hongju 洪州 () in Hongseong 36n36 126e39
  • Hungnam 興南 39n50 127e36
  • Hwanggan 黄澗 36n14 127e54
  • Hyesanjin 至惠山镇 41n23 128e09
  • Icheon 37n17 127e26
  • Indong 仁同 36n06 128e25
  • Jangdan 長湍 37n56 126e44
  • Jangheung 34n41 126e54
  • Jeju 33n30 126e31
  • Jeongju (Chongju) 定州 () 39n41 125e12
  • Jeonju 全州 () 35n49 127e08
  • Jigsan (Jiksan) 36n55 127e07
  • Jincheon 36n51 127e25
  • Jinju () ()35n11 128e05
  • Jinwi (Jineui) 振威37n06 127e04
  • Jeokseong (Cheogseong) 37n59 127e03
  • Jugsan (Juksan, Cheuksan) 37n04 127e24
  • Kunsan (Gunsan) 沃構 35n56 126e56
  • Kyungheung (Kienghung) 慶興 (Seoul)
  • Majeon (Majon) near 38n05 127e00?
  • Manpojin (Manpo) 滿浦 41n09 126e17
  • Masanpo (Masan 馬山) 35n11 128e34
  • Mokpo 木浦 1897 34n48 126e22
  • Muan 34n58 126s26
  • Naju 羅州 () 1896 35n01 126e43
  • Namhae 34n49 127e53
  • Namweon (Namwon) 南原 () 35n24 127e23
  • Namyang 37n12 126e48
  • Neungju (Yungju) 綾州 34n59 126e57
  • Oggu (Okgu) 35n55 126e40
  • Paju 坡州37n45 126e46
  • Pocheon 37n53 127e11
  • Pyeongsan 38n20 126e23
  • Pyeongtaeg (Pyongtaek) 36n58 127e06
  • Pyeongyang 平壤 ()() 39n03 125e45
  • Samhwa 38n49 125e20
  • Sangju () 36n24 128e09 40n
  • Seoheung 瑞興 (Hwagong) 38n27 126e09
  • Seongjin (Songjin) 城津40n40 129e12
  • Seoul 서울 (首爾 modern Chinese) 1888 37n33 126e58 formed by consolidation of several cities in this list
  • Seoncheon (Sonchon) 宣川 39n47 124e54
  • Siheung 37n27 126e50
  • Sinchang 36n47 126e55
  • Sinuiju 新義州 40n06 124e23
  • Suwon (Suweon) 水原 () 37n17 127e01
  • Tanyang (Danyang) 丹陽 36n59 128e20
  • Tongjin 37n43 126e32
  • Ulsan 蔚山 35n33 129e19
  • Weonsan (Wonsan) 元山 ()1880 39n09 127e25
  • Wiwon 渭原40n54 126e01
  • Yangcheon 陽川 37n33 126e51
  • Yanggeun (Yangkeung), (Yangpyeong 楊平) 37n29 127e30
  • Yangju near 37n48 127e03
  • Yeoneil (Yonil) 35n59 129e20
  • Yeongsan 35n27 128e31
  • Yesan 36n41 126e49
  • Youngbyeon (Yongbyon) 39n48 125e47
  • Yeunggwang 35n16 126e30
  • Youngin (Yongin) 37n13 127e11

 

JAPANESE POST OFFICES IN KOREA Chōsen 韓國

 

  • Chulpo (Satsuho) 茁浦
  • Daegu 大邱
  • Fusan (Fusanho) 釜山 釜山浦

Gensan 元山

  • Mokuho (Mokpo) 木浦
  • Ninsen (Inchon) 仁川
  • Keijo (Seoul) 京城

 

QUESTIONS

Jangchang? 長昌seen on 1897 stamp