Recently I found these the two postcards shown in the image advertised in packs of North Korean (DPRK) postcards on Delcampe, including one pack from a dealer in China. I do not really know what they are or what they represent. I only bought them because they featured the Chollima.
They appear to be propaganda issues, one with a soldier riding the Chollima and the other with an image appears to be an angry worker with a ballistic missile taking off. I am hoping that some collectors of the DPRK issues can tell us the story behind these postcards.
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This is a postcard, not Postal stationery and therefore not mentioned in any catalogue. These cards are printed in the PY printing house (the same that prints DPRK stamps) and sold at the KSC Philatelic outlet in PY. For some years KSC realized “propaganda type” material sells better than average since the World likes them most, they are producing some stamps every year and besides that, they create postcards, painted poster-size stamps in large quantities. All this material is on offer when visiting their stand at international stamp shows and the PY Postal museum shop in Pyong Yang.
Thanks for the information William. Robert
There are only very limited (maybe 1 or 2) government-owned printed factory in North Korea, they print everything even beer bottle labels! I had ever seen more than 20 different types of propaganda postcards. And maybe more nowadays. They are vert popular souvenirs for North Korean visitors.
FYI, DPRK also printed stamps for Abkhazia!
Stamp with Chollima statue was my first North Korean stamp, that I bought when I was 10 years old.
Scott #347, Korean cat. #316.