Save over 50% on this 16th Century Artist's Most Famous Work!
Almost 500 years after his death, Antonio Correggio remains one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance. This large 7” x 9½” commemorative sheet is a perfect miniature recreation of the artist's famed Madonna and Child and includes four stamps illustrating the story of Jesus' birth plus the first day of issue cancellation.
Issued by North Korea in 1983, it is ironic that a nation with an official policy where religion is discouraged and less than 2% of the population is Christian would release stamps with a decidedly Christian theme. But in the late 1970s and early 1980s North Korea, under the leadership of founding President Kim Il-sung, was attempting to establish an independent foreign policy and the stamps from this era reflect more international themes including British royalty and events in Western nations. With the current political climate it is unlikely we will ever see another postal issue from North Korea celebrating the birth of Christ!
1983 North Korea Madonna & Child sheet of 4 -- Regularly $8.50
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Unusual North Korea Issue
Why the hardline communist regime would allow its post office to create this issue celebrating the 1981 British Royal Wedding is unknown. The sheet of 4 includes the official first day of issue cancel honoring Charles & Diana's 1981 Royal Wedding . Sheet measures 5-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches.
1982 North Korea Commemorative Sheet
There had to be a fascination with the British Royalty in the upper levels of North Korea's communist regime to issue this 1982 sheet of 4 with official first day of issue cancel honoring the birth of Prince William .
This large 5-1/2 x 7-5/8 inch sheet includes a photo of Princess Diana on the left with 4 different postage stamps showing Diana, Prince Charles and the newborn Prince William. Thirty-one years later the world anxiously watched as Prince William and Kate left St. Mary's Hospital with their new young Prince!More...
2007 North Korea - 38 Stamps & 21 Sheets
Year Collections with Fully-Illustrated Pages
You'll discover everything from saber-rattling commemoratives of past military victories to action-packed Olympics! In between there are scores of beautiful topics including birds, flowers, landscapes, ancient history, art, ships and more.