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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KSC5513-5517: Official Goodwill Visit of the Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, to the Russian Federation

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 24 October 2023 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps commemorating the “Official Goodwill Visit of the Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, to the Russian Federation”.

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KPC3711: The 50th anniversary of KBS as Korea’s key public service media

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 6 October 2023 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “The 50th anniversary of KBS as Korea’s key public service media”. The stamps were also issued in a minisheet of 4 x 4 (16) stamps at 430 won each. The stamps were printed by KOMSCO for POSA.

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The year in stamps: 1948 “The fighting starts”

The year 1948 was a tumultuous time in South Korea, marked by political turmoil, economic struggles, and social unrest. Despite these challenges, the country was poised for change, as it worked to establish a stable government and lay the foundation for a prosperous future. One of the key political developments of 1948 was the establishment […]

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KPC3705-3706: UNESCO Intagible Cultural Heritage (Ganggangsullae)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 14 September 2023 KoreaPost issued a stamp issue commemorating “UNESCO Intagible Cultural Heritage (Ganggangsullae)”. The stamps were also issued in a minisheet of 10 stamps at 430 won each. The stamps were printed by Southern Colour Print for POSA.

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The year in stamps: 1947 “Edging towards war”

In the year 1947, the relationship between North and South Korea was fraught with tension and uncertainty. The two countries had been divided since the end of World War II, and efforts to reunify the peninsula had been met with resistance and hostility from both sides. At the same time South Korea was a nation […]

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