The 1959 “Peaceful Reunification of Korea” stamps: more addendum

North Korea

In September 2018 KSS member Yi Yong Suk asked a question regarding his set of 1959 “Peaceful Reunification of Korea” stamps (Scott 175a / A141; KSC 151). One of our members, Kevin Mackeown, sent one cancelled example showing the imperforated stamps were real and then sent more examples used on cover. Now KSS member Florian Eichhorn, BPP expertizer for Korea, also sent in a few examples. 

Florian sent two examples of Scott 175a / A141; KSC 151. The first example is the stamp on part of a cover, complete with a Pyongyang cancellation from August 1959:

Fig. 1: Imperf. 70 ch on piece, Phyongyang 19.8.59

The second example is the same stamp but then on an entire sent to former East Germany (“DDR” in German). Notice that the Korean word for Germany, 독일, doesn’t make any distinction between the two different German states, but the Russian does:

Fig. 2: Imperf. 70 ch on cover, Hamhung 60.7.20 to East Germany

The next question is: how many other usages of this stamp (or others from the same era) are in member’s collections?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.