Price: 0.25 euro
Stamp, North Korea, 1990, stamped about the stamp exhibition in Londen 1990.
Price: 1.25 euro
Minisheet North Korea, Stamped, 1995. About the 83rd. Anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung 1912-1994.
Kim Il Sung (born 1912) was leader of North Korea from 1948 until 1994 when he died. He outlived Stalin by 4 decades, Mao Zedong with 2, and stayed in power long enough to outrun 6 South Korean presidents, 9 USA presidents and 21 Japanese prime ministers. After his death his son Kim Jong Il became the leader of North Korea.
The North Korean goverment to this day refers Kim Il Sung as the Supreme Leader and the Eternal President.
The image on the stamp is the site where Kim Il Sung was born and as such is of high importance to the citizens of the DPRK.
The complex consists of three areas, the house complex, a water well and then a viewing platform at the top of the hill.
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Stamp from North korea made in honour of the 1000ri long (250miles/400km.) journey Kim Il Sung has made on foot when he was 13 years old in 1922. He made the journey to protest the Japanese occupation by japan and did it in thirteen days.
Half the journey was on pathless track and he was exposed to wild beasts in the area. He went to a foreign country not to come back until Korea was an independed country.
Sometimes the jouney is used as a training exercise that challenges the limits of men but only by some troops such as the special forces or marines.
In 2008 a study tour for tracing the course of the 1,000-ri journey for national liberation made up of school youth and children from across the country came to a successful end.
Price: 2.00 euro
Complete set of stamps from North Korea, 1995, stamped. It i sabout the reconstruction of the tomb of King Tangun. The first founder of Korea.
Dangun was the legendary founder and god king of Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom. He is said to be the “grandson of heaven” and “son of a bear”, and to have founded the kingdom in 2333 BC.
North Korea’s leader Kim Il Sung insisted that Dangun was not merely a legend but a real historical person. As consequence, North Korean archaeologists were compelled to locate the purported remains and grave of Dangun.
According to a publication by North Korea, the Mausoleum of Dangun is the alleged burial site of the legendary Dangun. Dangun’s grave is shaped like a pyramid, about 22 m (72 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) on each side.
Many observers and historians outside of North Korea, including South Korea, consider the site controversial.
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2 stamps, North Korea, 1995, stamped, about the Bandung Conference. Complete set.
The first large scale Asian African or Afro Asian Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, which took place on 18–24 April 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia.
The twenty nine countries that participated represented a total population of 1.5 billion people, 54% of the world’s population.
The conference was organised by Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), Pakistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and India.
The conference’s stated aims were to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by any nation. The conference was an important step towards the eventual creation of the Non-Aligned Movement.
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Stamp from North Korea, 1995, stamped, in very good condition.
The General Association of Korean Residents, also known as Chongryon is one of two main organisations for long term Korean residents in Japan. It has close ties to North Korea. As there are no diplomatic relations between the two states, it has functioned as North Korea’s embassy in Japan.
However, the organization has run into severe financial trouble, with debts of over US$750 million, and has been ordered by court in 2012 to dispose of most of its assets, including its Tokyo headquarters.