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Stamp from North Korea, stamped, 1995.
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Complete set of stamps from North Korea, 1995, stamped. It i sabout the reconstruction of the tomb of King Tangun. The first founder of Korea.
Dangun was the legendary founder and god king of Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom. He is said to be the “grandson of heaven” and “son of a bear”, and to have founded the kingdom in 2333 BC.
North Korea’s leader Kim Il Sung insisted that Dangun was not merely a legend but a real historical person. As consequence, North Korean archaeologists were compelled to locate the purported remains and grave of Dangun.
According to a publication by North Korea, the Mausoleum of Dangun is the alleged burial site of the legendary Dangun. Dangun’s grave is shaped like a pyramid, about 22 m (72 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) on each side.
Many observers and historians outside of North Korea, including South Korea, consider the site controversial.
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2 stamps, North Korea, 1995, stamped, about the Bandung Conference. Complete set.
The first large scale Asian African or Afro Asian Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, which took place on 18–24 April 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia.
The twenty nine countries that participated represented a total population of 1.5 billion people, 54% of the world’s population.
The conference was organised by Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), Pakistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and India.
The conference’s stated aims were to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by any nation. The conference was an important step towards the eventual creation of the Non-Aligned Movement.
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Stamp from North Korea, 1995, stamped, in very good condition.
The General Association of Korean Residents, also known as Chongryon is one of two main organisations for long term Korean residents in Japan. It has close ties to North Korea. As there are no diplomatic relations between the two states, it has functioned as North Korea’s embassy in Japan.
However, the organization has run into severe financial trouble, with debts of over US$750 million, and has been ordered by court in 2012 to dispose of most of its assets, including its Tokyo headquarters.