Post WWII and the use of Japanese Showa stamps in South Korea (part 2)

Following Part-1 of this article in the issue No. 169 of Kiku Shimbun, I have acquired a new and important item for my Showa period collection during my recent visit to Tokyo and the JAPEX’2016 exhibition, this being a Postal Charges Receipt form illustrating the usage of overprinted stamps issued for use in South Korea by […]

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“Welcome to My World”, First Ten Years (1969-1979) of Korean Airlines as a Civilian Carrier

As a Korean Airlines jet takes off, Elvis Presley’s rendition of “Welcome to My World” was played in the background in an early Korean Airlines’ TV ad campaign. Korean Airlines’ World is the whole wide world now, but it wasn’t quite that wide in the beginning. 

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Receipt for unpaid or insufficiently paid mail

The front cover of Kiku Shimbun 169 (August 2016) features a rare item of Japanese postal history from North Korea. Following the end of WWII and the Japanese Surrender, USA Forces moved into Seoul, Korea, whilst Soviet Forces move from Manchuria in the northern parts of Korea, both of these subjects and the eventual division […]

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