What a wonderful feeling to find something new, a philatelic treasure, a real “philagem”. And how wonderful to be able to add a stamp to your collection of which only 2 copies exist, or add both! A wonderful philatelic discovery, from a troubled era, from the philately of a closed country! The feeling when we first realized what we had in our hands was indescribable, a real “Wow!” moment!
The outside world knows very little about North Korea and North Korean philately, so when this album came out of a bequest, no one knew exactly what we had in our hands. Research over the following months answered many questions and proved that the album contains some fantastic philatelic novelties alongside several extremely rare stamps!