As some readers of the KSS website know, I have not been interested in most North Korean (DPR) stamp issues. However, the peace talks between South Korea and North Korea, and the even more recent nuclear talks between North Korea and the USA, have caused some worldwide interest in philatelic material commemorating these talks. I have been looking at some of the new issues of “North Korea” that have been listed on eBay and Delcampe. Most of these new peace talks stamps, souvenir sheets and covers, purportedly from the DPR are listed by sellers out of China and Russia.
I purchased a few of these as more of a curiosity than for actually collecting them, as I wondered if some or all of these stamps/souvenir sheets/covers are fake issues? Were any of these legitimate issues authorized by the North Korea government? I am hoping that our members who are collectors of the DPR can tell us the origins of these stamps.So, can any of our DPRK collectors tell us what these are?