Reader’s Question: Was this a common type of advertising card at the time?

Recently I bought at a Dutch stamp fair, Winterstamps, this item. It is not particularly valuable, but it did peak my interest because I had not seen this type of item before. Nowadays the Korea Stamp Corporation, the official state run North Korean stamp issuing organization, issues rather small new stamp issue leaflets/brochures.

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KSC5268-5269: City of Samjiyon

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two souvenir sheets showing the City of Samjiyon. The KSC describes the subject of the sheets as “the epitome of the socialist civilization whose architecture strikes the perfect combination of the nationality, modernity and specific feature of the northern tableland.”

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KSC5263-5264: Jungphyong Greenhouse Vegetable Farm

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a souvenir sheet showing the Village of Jungphyong  and it’s “Greenhouse Vegetable Farm”. According to the KSC “the inaugural ceremony of Jungphyong Greenhouse Vegetable Farm and Tree Nursery was held with splendour on December 3, Juche 108 (2019).”

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KSC5238-5239: 78th Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two stamps showing Jong Il Peak and Mt Paektu. According to the KSC “Mt Paektu is the sacred mountain of the revolution where the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung organized and waged the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. The great leader Comrade Kim […]

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KSC5258-5262: Let us break through head-on all the barriers to our advance!

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation issued a series of stamps to commemorate the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. According to the KSC “the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held from […]

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KSC5232: New Year Juche 109 (2020)

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a series of 5 postcards for New Year 2020. The cards feature social-realist paintings with slogans such as “We will defend generation after generation our national flag which is replete with breathing of the homeland and as dear as […]

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KSC5231: 60th Anniv of Repatriation of the Korean Residents in Japan

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp commemorating the first ship from Japan arriving in the DPRK with the first group of Koreans who were at the time residents in Japan. Together with the stamp the KSC also issued a postcard showing the ship in much greater […]

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KSC5223A: Centenary of Founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a souvenir sheet to mark the centenary of the founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The stamps show Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, plus several situations showing examples of activities of the Red […]

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