How Stalin and Mao disappeared even from the Soviet map of Pyongyang

North Korea

One thing leads to another, and before you know it, yet more information comes your way. We have seen this happening time and again in the Korea Stamp Society these last few years. In this particular case: when Willem van der Bijl showed us scans of his collection of DPRK stamp artworks (see KP Vol. 57 No. 1), I decided to look into some of these items in more detail. That led to my article on how the names of Stalin and Mao disappeared from the map of Pyongyang, which in turn led to more information from one of our members, Alexander Shaposhnikov. What follows is Alexander’s addendum to my original article.

I have an interesting cover sent to London on 23 May 1961 which has 14 of the KSC199 “Stalin Street” (“쓰딸린 거리”) stamps on it.

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1 thought on “How Stalin and Mao disappeared even from the Soviet map of Pyongyang

  1. Oblivion of Stalin’s name continues today in the post-Soviet space. For example, recently in Russia the bust of Stalin stood only one day and was dismantled.
    Small video (Dagestan region).
    On the other hand, also recently in Ukraine (May 2, Odessa sity), one man was arrested for a T-shirt with the emblem of the USSR. He could get 5 years in prison for his shirt …

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