Book made in North Korea, 1985. Full titel of the book is:”Answers to questions put by the editor in chief of the “Komunist”, the organ of the central committee of the League Of Communists of Yugoslavia”.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1976, with the image of Sergei Korolev. The text on the envelope reads:”Monument to the designer of rocket and space systems, twice hero of socialist labor, academician S.P. Korolev”. Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966) was a lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He is regarded by many as the father of practical astronautics. He was involved in the development of the R-7 Rocket, Sputnik 1, launching Laika, Belka and Strelka and the first human being, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Arrested on a false official charge as a “member of an anti-Soviet counter-revolutionary organization” (which would later be reduced to “saboteur of military technology”), he was imprisoned in 1938 for almost six years, including some months in a Kolyma labour camp. Following his release he became a recognized rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet Intercontinental ballistic missile program. He later directed the Soviet space program and was made a Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences, overseeing the early successes of the Sputnik and Vostok projects including the first human Earth orbit mission by Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961. Korolev’s unexpected death in 1966 interrupted implementation of his plans for a Soviet crewed Moon landing before the United States 1969 mission.
Price: 84.00 euro Size: 23.5cm./9.2inch. Weight: 710gr./25oz.
Statue made in the Soviet Union. It is modelled from the “Towards The Stars” monument. Made of bronze. The Sculpture “Towards the Stars” has been installed at the main entrance to the Catherine Park (then park of Central House of the Russian Army) in 1958, a year after the launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth and the three years prior to the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. Like Prometheus carrying fire to mankind, the sculpture depicts a young, half-naked and powerful titan in a loincloth. Like a flare into the sky, he launches a missile that rushes into the infinite blue sky toward new discoveries and adventures.
Book made in North Korea, 1992. Speech at a consultative meeting of senior offiicials of the organizational leadership department and the propaganda and agitation department of the central committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea, April 28, 1979.
Book made in North Korea, 1984. Chajusong is an important part of the Juche ideology to which North Korea is based. It stands for independence because Man must be master about themselves, nature and the future. Chajusong is influenced by creativity and independence.
Book made in North Korea, 1987. L. Tapani Keskinen, director of the board of the international Institute of the Juche Idea , visited Korea in 1973, 1982 and 1983. After his return he wrote the book Kim Jong Il-The Genuine People’s Leader in English and published it in Finland. In 1987 the DPRK published the book in several languages.
Price: 30.00 euro Size: 13×9.5cm./5.1×3.7inch. Pages: 175 Year: 1969
Book made in China, 1969. About the 9th. national congress of the Communistic Party of China. The 9th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was a congress in China during the height of the Cultural Revolution. It was held in Beijing, in the Great Hall of the People, China, between April 1 and 24, 1969. The Congress formally ratified the political purge of Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping, and elevated Mao’s radical allies to power. 1.512 delegates were represented at the Congress, although they were not all members of the Party. A significant number represented Red Guards groups, and there was a marked increase in the size of the PLA delegation, many of whom were loyal to Lin Biao. At the Congress, Mao’s “continuous revolution” ideology was written into the Party Constitution. Lin Biao was named “the close comrade-in-arms of Chairman Mao and his successor”.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1967. The text on the envelope reads:”Cosmonautics Day”.
Cosmonautics Day is an anniversary celebrated in Russia and some other former USSR countries on 12 April. In 2011, 12 April was declared as the International Day of Human Space Flight in dedication of the first manned space flight made on 12 April 1961 by the 27-year-old Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The commemorative day was established in the Soviet Union one year later, on 9 April 1962. Nowadays the commemoration ceremony on Cosmonautics Day starts in the city of Korolyov, near Gagarin’s statue. Participants then proceed under police escort to Red Square for a visit to Gagarin’s grave in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, and continue to Cosmonauts Alley, near the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. On 7 April 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight. On 12 April 2017, the United Nations commemorated the “International Day of Human Space Flight” to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the first human space flight, which started the beginning of the space era for mankind.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1962. The text on the envelope reads:”Glory To The Hero Cosmonauts. G. Titov”.
Gherman Stepanovich Titov (1935-2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space. A month short of 26 years old at launch, he remains the youngest person to fly in space. Titov’s flight finally proved that humans could live and work in space. He was the first person to orbit the Earth multiple times (a total of 17), the first to pilot a spaceship and to spend more than a day in space. He was also the first to sleep in orbit and to suffer from space sickness (becoming the first person to vomit in space). Titov made the first manual photographs from orbit, thus setting a record for modern space photography. He also was the first person to film the Earth using a professional movie camera, which he used for ten minutes. In his subsequent life Titov continued to work for the Soviet space program, and played a major role in the Spiral project where he trained to become the first pilot of an orbital spaceplane. However, after the death of Yuri Gagarin in a military aircraft accident in 1968, the Soviet government decided it could not afford to lose its second cosmonaut, and so Titov’s career as test pilot ended. Titov served in the Soviet Air Force, attaining the rank of colonel-general. In his final years in post-Soviet Russia he became a Communist politician. Despite having been chosen second, after Gagarin, to fly into space, it was Titov who later proposed the Soviet Government regularly celebrate Cosmonautics Day on April 12, the day of Gagarin’s flight.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1981. The text on the postcard reads:”Academician S.P. Korolov75th. Birthday”. Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966) was a lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He is regarded by many as the father of practical astronautics. He was involved in the development of the R-7 Rocket, Sputnik 1, launching Laika, Belka and Strelka and the first human being, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Arrested on a false official charge as a “member of an anti-Soviet counter-revolutionary organization” (which would later be reduced to “saboteur of military technology”), he was imprisoned in 1938 for almost six years, including some months in a Kolyma labour camp. Following his release he became a recognized rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet Intercontinental ballistic missile program. He later directed the Soviet space program and was made a Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences, overseeing the early successes of the Sputnik and Vostok projects including the first human Earth orbit mission by Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961. Korolev’s unexpected death in 1966 interrupted implementation of his plans for a Soviet crewed Moon landing before the United States 1969 mission.
Price: 90 euro Size: 77x53cm./30.3×20.8inch. Year: 1975
Original poster from China made in 1975. Printed on thin paper with some imperfections. on the bottom. See pictures. Th text on the poster reads:”Spring In Dazhai”. Dazhai s a village and former commune of several hundred farmers in Xiyang County in eastern Shanxi province, chiefly known for Mao Zedong’s directive, “Learn from Dazhai in agriculture”, which set up Dazhai as the model for agricultural production throughout China during the 1960s and 1970s, amid the Cultural Revolution. Numerous newspaper and magazine stories and books as well as films were published nationwide about how hard and diligently the villagers of Dazhai had worked to build the village into one with not only well-managed fields and bountiful crops, but engineering marvels such as amazing reservoirs and grandiose aqueducts crossing deep valleys for irrigation. They allegedly worked on their own on the principle of self-reliance, without any financial and technical support from the government.
Original poster from China made in the 1970’s, Printed on thin paper with some minor imperfections. Children are gathering and one of the is reading out of the book about Don Cunrui. Dong Cunrui was a Chinese Communist soldier in the People’s Liberation Army during the Chinese Civil War who blew himself up in order to destroy a Kuomintang bunker. Under heavy fire, he reached the bunker, but there was no place to effectively position the explosives. Reportedly shouting “For a new China!”, he detonated the explosives he carried, killing himself and the defenders within the bunker. He was posthumously awarded three “Bravery Medals” and one “Mao Zedong Medal”, and his squad was titled “Dong Cunrui Training Model Squad”. His sacrifice was heavily publicized by the Communists, who called him a hero and model communist, and he remains well known in China. He was depicted in a 1955 film Dong Cunrui directed by Guo Wei, and a 2009 TV miniseries titled For a new China, forward. His story was also published in national elementary Chinese textbooks.
Price: 115.00 euro Size: 77x53cm./30.3×20.8inch. Year: 1975
Original poster from China made in 1975, printed on thin paper. This beautiful poster, whose theme is the sea, the fishermen and the science of marine elements, illustrates the research and scientific approach that prevails in China in many aspects of food production. The science of cultivation contribute to the quantitative and qualitative improvement in aquatic harvest, so important for China’s substance and food level. The image shows the scientific control of algae and kelp.
Price: 1.25 euro Size: 9.6×7.5cm./3.7×2.9inch. Year: 1995
Minisheet made in North Korea for the anniversary of the 53rd. brithday of Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Il was the son of Kim Il Sung (ruler of North Korea from 1948 until 1991). After the death of Kim Il Sung in 1991 Kim Jong Il became the leader of North Korea. He ruled North Korea for 17 years ending when he died in 2011. Kim’s nickname in North Korea was “Dear Leader” to distinquish him from his father who is known as “Great Leader”. After his death, Kim was designated the “Eternal General Secretary” of the WPK and the “Eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission”. After the death of Kim Jong Il in 2011, his son Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea and he still is (as of 2021)