The year in stamps: 1946 “Korea divided”

During the closing year of WWII, a plan of establishing a four power trusteeship between the USA, the Soviet Union, China and the UK to rule Korea had been discussed between President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin at Yalta in February 1945. This plan was supposed to eventually result in a united and independent Korea after […]

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Dr. Sherwood Hall’s Promotional Posters, 1935 and 1936

The Christmas Seal Committee of Korea (CSCK), under the leadership of Dr. Sherwood, who in 1932 had started the Korean program of issuing Christmas and New Year/Tuberculosis (TB) seals to raise funds to fight the spread of TB in Korea, issued in 1935 and 1936 promotional posters almost entirely written in the Korean language. These […]

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Postal history documents from the USAMGIK period in the NAK archive

The database of the National Archives of Korea can be a valuable resource for philatelists interested in the postal history of the 1945-1948 USAMGIK period in Korea. By utilizing the database effectively, a philatelist can gain insights into the postal system during this time, including stamp usage, design, and production, as well as the broader […]

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