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March 22, 2013, 12:55:49 AM
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I have to offer a rather unique item. Its an illustrated children's book from North Korea-printed by their Foreign Language Publishing House. It is nearly impossible to find a North Korean book, printed in North Korea, in English. North Korea has no English-speaking allies! This book was printed during a time when Kim Jong-Il was trying to reach out to the West. Its an incredibly rare item and one of my favorites in my collection. If you are interested in other North Korean or Chinese communist items, let me know. I'm a PhD candidate with a focus on Modern Communist Regimes in East Asia-I have a lot of this stuff.
As you can see from the pictures, the book is very violent and graphic for children. Every page reeks of propaganda, too. And even though it was published by their "Foreign Publishing House" there are some funny grammatical mistakes. Some pictures:







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March 22, 2013, 01:05:50 AM
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To piggy-back off of that one I have a complete set of post cards from the International Pyongyang Circus in 1975.







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March 22, 2013, 09:57:03 AM
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These are very interesting items you have for sale. Good luck!
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March 22, 2013, 11:18:48 AM
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Or you could just order this so-called 'rare' book for 17 bucks right here.

http://www.north-korea-books.com/servlet/the-217/A-TALE-OF-TWO/Detail
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March 22, 2013, 11:20:00 AM
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Or here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TALE-TWO-GENERALS-KIM-IL-SUNG-Illustrated-Fairy-Tale-book-North-Korea-DPRK-/221041089417?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item3377135b89
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March 22, 2013, 11:25:30 AM
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Or here:

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invid=9371973770&qtopic=Korea%2C+Kim+Il+Sung&noworks=1&browse=1&qsort=&page=1
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March 22, 2013, 11:34:29 AM
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Of course, if fairy tales are not your thing you could also order those postcards here for 3 bucks a piece

http://www.delcampe.net/items?language=E&searchString=circus&cat=0&catLists%5B%5D=6476&searchOptionForm%5BsearchMode%5D=extended&searchOptionForm%5BtermsToExclude%5D=&searchOptionForm%5BsearchTldCountry%5D=net&searchOptionForm%5BsearchInDescription%5D=N&searchOptionForm%5BsearchTranslate%5D=N
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March 22, 2013, 07:23:23 PM
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I have blocked "greyhawk" because he is a full-time troll. Who else would do that? I got these on a trip to North Korea (I was one of only 10 US citizens in the entire country at the time), so I figured they'd be pretty rare. Just go find something better to do.
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March 22, 2013, 07:48:04 PM
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I have blocked "greyhawk" because he is a full-time troll. Who else would do that? I got these on a trip to North Korea (I was one of only 10 US citizens in the entire country at the time), so I figured they'd be pretty rare. Just go find something better to do.

Block away, buddy. Doesn't mean I'll stop pointing out your attempts to fool people.
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March 22, 2013, 10:24:03 PM
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I have blocked "greyhawk" because he is a full-time troll. Who else would do that? I got these on a trip to North Korea (I was one of only 10 US citizens in the entire country at the time), so I figured they'd be pretty rare. Just go find something better to do.

Block away, buddy. Doesn't mean I'll stop pointing out your attempts to fool people.
Oh, you're the self-appointed police of bitcointalk.org?
Your track record is great with those "fake" Oakleys I was selling

But continue, I'm sure people are very grateful of the research you do that they aren't capable of doing themselves. You should get a "Hero" tag.

Next time you'r in North Korea, don't expect anything you buy to be worth anything. Lesson learned. Thanks so much.


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March 22, 2013, 11:40:32 PM
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I've watched countless documentaries on north korea. I've always wanted to go.. However with them threatening to take US hostages, I think I will pass for now.

Have you ever seen the Vice documentary on his visit to the dprk? Its a great watch, that & their documentary of the North Korean labor camps in siberia, russia. In the labor camp video's, there are actual North Korean's acknowledging the famine & poor living conditions.

I've also seen documentaries where they camp out for days along the river between NK & china and they interview people leaving NK crossing the river and they get one guy who smuggles heroin OUT of north korea into china. I read a lot of stories on how Opium is turning into North Korea's #1 cash crop. A big freight ship washed up on Australia's cost not too long ago with tones of heroin on it with from North Korea.

I dont know why it interests me so much, but it does. Oh and I am pretty sure english is taught in a lot of NK schools ( I suppose only for the "elite" children though )

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March 23, 2013, 02:13:35 AM
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Yeah, I love all of the Vice documentaries. And even though North Korea doesn't admit to it of course) the state is involved in the drug trade. They say that they get the raw material (opium) from Iran and in North Korea process it into heroin for the European market.

I definitely wouldn't go to North Korea now. I went a couple of years ago when Kim Il Sung was really sick and any nuclear threats or anything like that were on hold. If you ever did want to go you'd have to go through an organization called the "North Korean Friendship Organization". Europeans may have an easier time getting a visa, but the only way someone from the US is getting in is if they're pro-North Korea, like that group. But for the record I am NOT pro-NK.
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