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Korean Stamp Museum
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The Korean Stamp Museum was opened with due ceremony in Pyongyang on April 9.

On display in the museum are several thousand stamps and documentary materials, which deal with the history of Korean stamps in a chronological order.

Among them are stamps issued in the period of Ri Dynasty (1392-1910), which include Munwi, the first stamp in Korea issued in October 1884, and Ehwa issued after the bourgeois reform in Korea and a commemorative stamp for the 40th anniversary of King Kojong's ascendance to throne.

The stamps and postcards, the Japanese imperialists forced to use in Korea during their colonial rule, are on display at the museum.

Visitors can see newly-discovered data on communications activities conducted by members of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army during the anti-Japanese armed struggle, guided by President Kim Il Sung.

The stamps "Althea" and "Samson Rocks" came out on March 12, Juche 35 (1946), as the first issues in Korea after its liberation from the Japanese colonial rule.

Many of the exhibits give a glimpse of the activities of President Kim Il Sung, general secretary Kim Jong Il and an anti-Japanese war hero, Kim Jong Suk, and the achievements the DPRK army and people scored in the economy and construction.

Conspicuous of them are the stamps picturing the images of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and the dear respected Kim Jong Un, as well.

Also displayed are stamps that became famous abroad, three-dimensional stamps, stamp cards, DVD stamps, tools used for printing stamps, envelopes, postcards, stamp catalogues and collections of philatelists.

The museum showcases the 130-year-long stamp history of Korea.

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