The year in stamps: 1955 “Starting the road out of war”

South Korea in 1955 was a year of both progress and challenges. The country was still recovering from the aftermath of the Korean War, but there were signs of growth and development. While the political situation remained tense, the people of South Korea continued to work hard to rebuild their lives and build a better […]

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North Korea: Problems prepaying the post-armistice airmail rates, 1953-1956

At some date after the signing of the Armistice on 27 July 1953, for reasons known only to the North Korean postal administration, a decision was made to introduce an airmail fee of 75 won. That this was likely due to the huge influx of members of the two Neutral Nations Commissions (NNRC and NNSC) […]

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Korea Unification Symbol Destroyed. But It Lives On In Stamps

At the end of January 2024, information appeared in the world media that a huge monument – the Arch, symbolizing the possible unification of North and South Korea – the Monument to the Three Charters of Reunification, was destroyed. The arch was erected in 2001, a year after the inter-Korean summit (the inter-Korean declaration was […]

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