If you’re fascinated by North Korea, as I am, you might be interested in perusing the collection of stamps from that country accumulated by the University of Chicago Library (across the street from my office). If you click on the screenshot, you’ll hear the story behind the collection, which was collected by librarian Jee-Young Park and numbers more than 2,000 items (but are North Koreans allowed to send mail overseas?).
Then click on the link below, where you can browse through the collection by category, subject, artist and date:
Here are a few specimens:
The site has translations of the words on the stamps. This one is “The General’s female palace guards! Let us show the unbeatable brave spirit in every battles!”
In English (of course)!