Stamps tell the story of a nation

More than just a way of paying to send a letter or parcel, stamps are also a kind of cultural commodity that convey a country’s political, cultural, and social message. And they tell stories about the nation in its own language.

The first Vietnamese postage stamps were issued on September 2, 1946 and still possess a vitality of their own.

For Vu Van Ty, the thousand stamp collections with four thousand stamp patterns issued have their own historical mission.

74 years have passed since that first issue and stamps have become national business cards, bringing images of the country and its history, people, and culture to international friends and being a source of national pride passed on to subsequent generations.

With their own language, stamps are present along a country’s history. And each stamp has its own ideological value, having been a “messenger” linking one country with another./.