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Korean Stamps Museum
Pyongyang, February 18 (KCNA) -- On display at the Korean Stamps Museum are different kinds of stamps, envelopes and postcards, which give a glimpse of the country in different periods.

Among them are scores of stamps dating back to the period of the Feudal Joson Dynasty (1392-1910), including two kinds of Munwi stamps, which depict the then currency unit, issued in November 1884, various kinds of stamps designed by painter Ji Chang Han in January 1900-May 1901 and a stamp issued in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Emperor Kojong's enthronement.

Also on display is the stamp "Samsonam" issued in Juche 35 (1946), a year after the country's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule.

What catches visitors' eyes are the stamps showing the exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk, as well as those showing the history of the DPRK.

Visitors can see stamps of diverse themes including the history, culture and traditional customs of the Korean people.

More than 5 800 kinds of stamps have been issued in the DPRK for nearly 70 years after the country's liberation.

The DPRK's stamps enjoy popularity in other countries, winning special prizes at international stamps exhibitions, including "Riccione 90" and "Riccione 91" held in Italy.

The museum, located by Pyongyang Koryo Hotel, was opened in April 2012.

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