Postal Stationery presented to the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army in North Korea 1952-3 (Part I)

The Chinese People’s Volunteer Army (CPV) had entered North Korea in October 1950, in response to the perceived threat to the year-old People’s Republic of China from the rapidly-advancing UN forces during the fifth month of the Korean War. The swift advances made by the (North) Korean People’s Army after they crossed the 38th Parallel […]

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KSC5281: Commemoration of the 60th Anniv. of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Cuba

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 29 August 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series to commemorate the “60th Anniv. of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Cuba”. The image is described by the KSC as “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the […]

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KSC5274-5276: 75th Anniv. of Korea’s Liberation

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 15 August 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series to commemorate the “75th Anniv. of Korea’s Liberation”. The KSC tells the story of the “secret base”: “The secret base in the area of Mt Paektu served as the central leadership base, main strategic base, ensuring […]

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KSC5252-5253: Architectural Buildings

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Architectural Buildings”. The series was issued “to show Medical Oxygen Factory, a modern medical oxygen producer for the public health work of the country, and Mirim Riding Club where the grassroots can enjoy the sporting […]

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KSC5251: 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 1 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a souvenir sheet to mark the 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day. The KSC writes that “the International Children’s Day is the international holiday that aims to oppose imperialism, defend peace, protect children’s life and rights and to […]

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KSC5270-5272: Great General’s March to Mt Paektu

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 25 May 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Great General’s March to Mt Paektu”. This series was according to the KSC to commemorate that “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un put forward the great programme for the education in revolutionary traditions, looking round the […]

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The Korean Language and How to Read DPRK Military Postcards

For anyone studying Korean postage stamps and postal stationery, understanding the structure of the Korean language and the Korean alphabet will enrich the understanding of any material which you have. The Korean language is highly structured and regular. Some sixty percent of its vocabulary derives from written Chinese (called in Korean Hanja 漢字).

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KSC5245-5248: Animal Husbandry

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 10 May 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series showing “animal husbandry“. As the KSC notes “Livestock farming plays an important role in producing delicious, nutritious foodstuffs as well as in providing raw materials for light industry. Moreover, manure, that make crops grow healthy and […]

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KSC5242: Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 12 April 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a sheetlet commemorating the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. The sheetlet consists of two different stamps, one showing the logo and cup of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, the other showing a participant running the marathon.

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KSC5268-5269: City of Samjiyon

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two souvenir sheets showing the City of Samjiyon. The KSC describes the subject of the sheets as “the epitome of the socialist civilization whose architecture strikes the perfect combination of the nationality, modernity and specific feature of the northern tableland.”

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KSC5263-5264: Jungphyong Greenhouse Vegetable Farm

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a souvenir sheet showing the Village of Jungphyong  and it’s “Greenhouse Vegetable Farm”. According to the KSC “the inaugural ceremony of Jungphyong Greenhouse Vegetable Farm and Tree Nursery was held with splendour on December 3, Juche 108 (2019).”

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KSC5238-5239: 78th Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two stamps showing Jong Il Peak and Mt Paektu. According to the KSC “Mt Paektu is the sacred mountain of the revolution where the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung organized and waged the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. The great leader Comrade Kim […]

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KSC5258-5262: Let us break through head-on all the barriers to our advance!

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation issued a series of stamps to commemorate the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. According to the KSC “the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held from […]

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