New Postage Stamps Issued

Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- Seven kinds of postage stamps representing the idea of the joint New Year editorial have been issued in the DPRK.

Printed on the top of the stamps are the words " Joint Editorial-2008" and the militant slogan "Glorify This Year of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the DPRK as a Year of Historical Turn Which Will Go Down in the History of the Country" to be held aloft by the Korean people this year.

Featured in them are words and pictures emphasizing that the whole Party, the entire army and all the people should unite close around the headquarters of the revolution, the entire people should live and work in a revolutionary and militant manner, full of confidence and optimism, and the Korean People's Army should develop in depth the movement to win the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment so as to powerfully demonstrate the grand sight of the strong revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu.

Also reflected in the stamps are the idea of the joint editorial on bending decisive efforts to shore up the basic industries, the vanguard sectors of the national economy and making this year a fruitful and delightful year which will see a substantial turn in improving the people's standard of living and on all compatriots in the north and the south and abroad opening up a new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity by united efforts of the Korean nation under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration.

LINN's New Issues-Asia, Oct. 6, 2008.:
Jan. 30: Joint Editorial,
two 3w stamps, flag, medal, Juche Tower; soldiers, gun, grain;
two 12w, soldiers and workers; soldier with bayonet;
30w, woman, produce, bottles, jars of food;
120w, musicians playing accordion and drum, children playing soccer;
135w, people celebrating. Offset.

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