Here is the other side of this postcard.
Both stamps used on the postcard are definitive issue. The one on the left is part of a set issued on the 1st of November 2006 as a part of the adjustment of the postal rates that took place at this time. The stamp pictures a couple of whistling swans. This winter migratory bird as been designated as Natural Monument of Korea.
The other stamp has been issued on the 11th of April 2003 and pictures a celadon pitcher in the shape of a tortoise. The turtle-shaped pitcher was produced during the Goryeo Kingdom in the early 12th century and displays the sophisticated craftsmanship of the times. It is 17.3 centimeters high and is preserved at the National Museum of Korea.
You can notice a blue mark on the left side of the cover, I will come back to it with the second postcard.
Here it is.
It pictures the site of the signing of the armistice agreement on the 27th of July 1953 that put en end to the Korean war.
Here is the other side of the card.
You can see two blue mark on the left side of the card. The first one is the mark of the Dorasan station.
Michael also sent me a cover that I would like to show you. Here it is.
The two other stamps have been issued on the 10th of December 2003. This set is a part of a joint issued with India, commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries. Both countries have close ties since long through the exchanges of the Buddhist culture, but hey established diplomatic relations in 1973. The stamps pictures astrological observatories of both nations.
On the left the one located in Korea, Cheomseongdae observatory, is believed to have been built during the reign of Queen Seondeok (AD 623 to 647). This is one the oldest astronomical observatories of its kind in Asia. Ancient records show that people climbed to the top of the tower using a ladder to observe the skies and to study the movements of the celestial sphere.
On the right, Jantar Mantar, the largest astrological observatory of India, was built from 1727 to 1728. It was built to observe the movements of the constellation, sun, moon and planets in consideration of the astrological rule, location of the equator, the latitude and longitude.
For the record here are the stamps issued by India as a part of this joint issue.