The year in stamps: 1950 “War finally arrives”

South Korea

1950 was a year of great upheaval for the people of South Korea. The country was still reeling from the aftermath of World War II and the division of the Korean peninsula into two separate states. Tensions between North and South Korea were high, and in June of 1950, war broke out between the two nations.

The Korean War
On June 25th, 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea. The South Korean army was caught off guard and quickly pushed back. The North Korean army captured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, within a matter of days.

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2 thoughts on “The year in stamps: 1950 “War finally arrives”

  1. It’s nice to see these stamps enlarged! Ironic that there’s another 1950 stamp showing that same government building in Seoul, but it was issued by the DPRK to celebrate its liberation of the city (which was, of course, relatively short-lived).

  2. I appreciated this short article and it sparked increased interest for this period. My uncle served in the US Air Force in Korea during the war and I served there in 1971. I have decided to focus on Korean philately in 2024, expanding my collection in the area. I liked the large images immensely. I did not see a credit to the author. I would like to thank whoever wrote it.

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