Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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SC 79

50wn 10 Apr 48 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy. Issue date from FDC.

SC 113

500wn 1949 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 185

500wn 1952 Stone Turtle Tombstone This exists as an individual stamp and on a presentation sheet.


500wn 1952 Stone Turtle Tombstone. Presentation sheet containing one Scott Korea #185.


SC 189 A

500wn 1953 Stone Turtle Tombstone All copies of Scott #189A were affixed to postal cards before sale.


SC 191

2h 05 Apr 53 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 192

5h 05 Apr 53 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 196

5h Apr 1954 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 203 B

2h 1956 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 203 C

5h 1956 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 225

20h 11 Nov 55 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.



20h 11 Nov 55 Tortoise Ship Presentation sheet containing one Scott Korea #225. NOTE: It is assumed that the date of this sheet is the same as Scott Korea #225.

SC 248

2h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 248 A

5h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 250

4h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 250 a

4h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone This is a mini-sheet of one stamp. Delisted by Scott in 1996. Now called a presentation sheet.


SC 251

5h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 269

4h 1957 - 59 Stone Turtle Tombstone


SC 270

5h 1958 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 356

2w 14 Aug 62 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 357

4w 14 Aug 62 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.


SC 633

7w 28 Apr 69 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.



5w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Tortoise Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp - SC 668. m/s not listed by Scott.


SC 669

7w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".



7w 05 May 70 Cartoon Sea Turtle Mini s/s of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin - m/s not listed by Scott.

10w 05 May 70 Cartoon Turtle Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp. - SC 670. m/s not listed by Scott.


SC 671

20w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".



20w 05 May 70 Cartoon Sea Turtle mini s/s sheet of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin of sheet. - m/s not listed by Scott.


Various 05 May 70 Cartoon Sea Turtle mini s/s sheet of two stamps w/ turtle on 20w stamp and in margin of sheet. - m/s not listed by Scott.

SC 1189

30w 20 Feb 80 Tortoise-dragon kettle


SC 1212

30w 10 Nov 80 Stylized Turtle Strip of 4 different 30w stamps, each depicting a symbol of longevity. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1212 a

30w 10 Nov 80 Stylized Turtle The single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott South Korea #1212.


SC 1722

200wn 19 Dec 94 Chelonia mydas.

SC 1791

440 16 Aug 94 Stylized Turtle s/s of seven stamps (three horizontal & four vertical) issued for PHILAKOREA 94. Turtle is on one stamp only.

SC 1791 e

440 16 Aug 94 Stylized Turtle Single stamp from Scott Korea 1791. Turtle is swimming in a river.

SC 1817

130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle Represents a legendary song inserted into the mythological story of the advent of King Kimsuro, founder of the Karak Kingdom. Commemorates the Kuji-ga Song (The Turtle's Back), which was first sung about 42 AD while praying to Kimsuro. It later took on the role of a work song.

SC 1817 a

130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle S/S containing two Scott South Korea #1817. Upper selvedge inscribed "Literature Series (1st)".

130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle Booklet containing six Scott South Korea #1817. Footnoted by Scott.

SC 1865

150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii One individual swimming underwater. Stamp is inscribed "Geoclemys reevesii".


SC 1865 a

150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii s/s containing two Scott Korea #1865, plus a large line drawing of a turtle in the margin of the sheet. Stamps are inscribed Geoclemys reevesii".



150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1865. Picture of stamp on front cover and drawing of turtle on back cover. Footnoted by Scott, but no separate number assigned.


SC 1898

150w 10 Apr 97 Mythological Turtles Folk Painting: "Auspicious Turtles". Issued for 97th Inter-Parliamentary Conf.

150w 10 Apr 97 Mythological Turtles Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1898. Picture of stamp on front cover. Footnoted by Scoot but no separate number assigned to booklet by Scott.

SC 1973

170 won 01 May 00 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ five stamps and one label. Tortoise ship on one stamp. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Millennium Series V" in English. Upper half of sheet contains three long paragraphs of writing in Korean. Large mask-like face in upper half of sheet.

SC 1973 d

170 won 01 May 00 Tortoise Ship Single stamp w/ tortoise ship from Scott Korea (South) #1973. Miniature model of ship in foreground, admiral in background.


SC 1998

400w 11 Apr 03 Ceramic(?) Turtle Celadon pitcher with lid in the form of a dragon-turtle.

SC 2038

170w 16 Nov 00 Tortoiseshell Comb Four se-tenant 170w stamps in horiz. strip, all depicting Ornaments worn by women. One stamp shows a tortoiseshell comb w/ inlaid design of gold and jade. From Ho-Am Art Museum.


SC 2038 a

170w 16 Nov 00 Tortoiseshell Comb Single stamp w/ tortoiseshell comb from Scott Korea #2038.


SC 2197 A

1,770w 01 Oct 01 Clay Image on Ancient Jar Ancient clay jar w/ image of a chelonian on left side of jar near neck. The word "Korea" printed vertically in gold ink that is visible only when viewed at a certain angle. Many other figures on jar in addition to the chelonian.

SC 2246 a

250w 19 Mar 07 Silhouette of Sea Turtle Sheetlet of two identical stamps w/ what appears to be a chromosome and a DNA molecule on each. Silhouettes of various animals, including a sea turtle, in background of stamps and in margin of sheet. Sheet inscribed "The Year of Biology 2007". Small, pale, shadowy silhouette of sea turtle in margin of sheet.


SC 2342

250w 14 Sep 10 Generalized Turtles S/S of four stamps telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. One stamp shows men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.

SC 2342 c

250w 14 Sep 10 Generalized Turtles Individual stamp w/ turtles from sheet of four, telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. Stamp depicts men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.


SC 2355

250 15 Apr 11 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ fourteen stamps (Seven each of two different designs). One design depicts a Korean tortoise ship and the other depicts a Portuguese sailing ship. Small tortoise ships in background of sheet. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

SC 2355a

250w 15 Apr 11 Tortoise Ship South Korean tortoise ship sailing left. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

SC 2479

300w 10 Nov 16 Turtle Seals Strip of 4 stamps with seals from the Joseon dynasty. Also issued as S/s.

SC 2503

330w 1 Sep 17 Turtle Seals Strip of 4 stamps with seals from the Joseon dynasty. Two are turtles. Also issued as S/s.

100y 23 May 92 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ship on cover of stamp booklet. Booklet contains four 100y stamps (Scott 1674). Footnoted by Scott.



500wn Stone Turtle Tombstone Postal stationery with imprinted SC 189A



500wn Stone Turtle Tombstone Postal stationery with affixed/imprinted SC 189A


25 Tortoise ship Postal stationery with imprinted tortoise ship stamp