Thursday, January 1, 2015

20140822 - KOREA DPR

*** Stamp from 2014 ***
Code: NKR-2014-01
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Postal Authority: The State Stamp Bureau of DPRK
Title: Tok Islet of Korea
Format: 1 stamp
Currency: North Korean Won - KPW
Face Value: 30 KPW

Dokdo / Tok to Lighthouse  (ALL M 4440)
These islands are under dispute between Japan and both Koreas. 
Tok Islet (North Korea),  Dokdo (South Korea), Takeshima (Japan) or Liancourt Rocks (other countries) are names that refers to the same thing. And that thing is a group of volcanic islands, islets and rocks in the Sea of Japan or Eastern Sea.
The 2 main islands of the group are depicted in the stamp. The West Island (left) is the biggest and the East Island (right) is the second biggest. This is the one that have the lighthouse at top.
The lighthouse crew and other people living in the islands at this moment are from South Korea.
Photo from Dokdo Museum webpage
DPR Korea issued stamps in the past with this lighthouse
First Day Cancellation
Press release about the stamp from KCNA (North Korea State News Agency):

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