Stamp & Coin Mart: “The Hermit Kingdom”

An introductory article about North Korean stamps was published in Stamp & Coin Mart (July 2018 edition). Written by Christ West it was introduced as: “As North and South Korea take tentative steps towards reconciliation, Chris West looks back on the history of the region and the stamps issued by one of the world’s last […]

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The North Korean “Victory in the Korean War” withdrawn stamp set (KSC5173B-5173D)

On July 27 Juche 107 (2018) Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set with 2 stamps at 10 and 30 won and a souvenir sheet at 70 won to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War, the DPRK recognized naming for the Korean War, which ended 27 July 1953.

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A Short History of Korean Stamps

(From KP May 2012 Vol. 54, No. 2, pages 13-15) Nowadays, many veteran philatelists are quite pessimistic about the future of their hobby. Fifty years ago, every schoolboy was collecting stamps, but now the tradition is obviously dying out. Perhaps, several decades ago, before TV, the internet, iPhones, and video games, stamps were among the […]

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