(Q&A) Seeking Clarity: The 1957 Korean Postal Rate and Gwanghwamun’s Dual Names

A Swiss collector has come across a piece from 1957, a registered airmail letter from Korea to the USA. This has sparked curiosity about the breakdown of the postal tariffs, including airmail and registration fees, during that era. What resources or references could possibly shed light on the Korean postal tariffs used at the time?

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2024 Korea Stamp Corporation’s stamps program

The Korea Stamp Corporation has delineated its 2024 stamp issuing program, presenting a new array of postage stamps for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The schedule, which is methodically set out, comprises thirteen distinct issues that span a variety of themes, each with a designated face value and release date.

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KPC3723: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean-Henri Fabre

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 22 December 2023 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean-Henri Fabre The stamps were issued in a minisheet containing 16 (4×4) stamps which are “valid forever” for domestic mail up to 25 grams. The stamps were printed by Cartor for POSA.

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The year in stamps: 1949 “Shooting across the border”

As South Korea entered 1949, the country was still grappling with the aftermath of World War II and the ongoing tensions between North and South Korea. While political and military developments dominated the headlines, the daily lives of ordinary citizens also continued to be shaped by the challenges of the time.

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KSC5519-5524: Military Parade Held in Celebration of the 70th Anniv. of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 27 October 2023 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps commemorating the “Military Parade Held in Celebration of the 70th Anniv. of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War”.

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