Military Postal Correspondence: Korean War, Korean Army Mail to the Soviet Union

North Korea

(Text by James Kerr, originally published in KP Vol. XLV No. 2, May 1999, images from Peter Corson’s collection) Michael Rogers, Inc. has received the illustrated collection that follows. Michael Rogers has graciously allowed KP to reproduce this marvelous study of correspondence from the Northern Korean Army to the Soviet Union in 1953 during the Korean Conflict. While this is an award-winning exhibition, conditions of the consignment prevent our revealing the name of the owner or the level of award received.

All of the 29 cards and covers are addressed in Hangul. The first page of the exhibit shows nine types of cancels and indicia, four types of postal cards, and six types of Korean anti-U.S. slogans. Military post offices (FPO) are also included in the group: 460, 1071, 2013, 2201, 2207, 2703, 3803, 3809, 3811, 5305, 5309, and 5331. Most items in the exhibit have an arrow pointing to the FPO number.

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