June 21, 2016

2633 TAIWAN - An 1950's shop

Unlike the mainland China, which in 1949 became People's Republic of China, taking the road of communism, Taiwan, the Republic of China's refuge, has kept the pro-American orientation. Initially, the United States expected that Taiwan would fall to the Communists, but in 1950 the conflict between North Korea and South Korea caused it to change its attitude, and began an aid program. The products displayed in this  store from 1950's illustrate complete the American influence.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Flowers Postage Stamps (I), about which I wrote here. The second stamp is part of the second set of the series Taiwanese Berries, about which I wrote here.

Sender: Yu-chi / Yuchi329 (postcrossing) TW-1113638
Sent from Taipei (Taiwan), on 23.12.2013 

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