KSC5183: Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital

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(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 25 December 2018 the 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp showing the Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang. 

From the official release:

The Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital was splendidly built, as befits the hospital for people that can be boasted internationally and is flawless even by the standard of the future, thanks to the noble intention of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to afford priority, respect and love to the people.

The hospital takes as its mission of a multifunctional and comprehensive medical centre that specializes in the treatment of eye diseases and provides eyeglasses as well.


The stamp shows scenes from the hospital plus a reading test chart (notice the hangul):

KSC5183: 50 won stamp (souvenir sheet) showing Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital

The stamp is also available on FDC:

Fp5183 (FDC): Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital

Technical details

1. Stamp
Date of Issue: 2018-12-25
Stock No.: Sp5183
Size: 116x107mm
Denomination: 50(Won)
Price: 0.5($)
Designer: Ri Jin Hyok
Quantity: 10000
2. FDC
Date of Issue: 2018-12-25
Stock No.: Fp5183
Size: 200x140mm
Denomination: 50(Won)
Price: 0.9($)
Designer: Ri Jin Hyok
Quantity: 200

Stamp leaflets

Earlier on this year this stamp (and several others) were shown in new issue stamp leaflets as well:

All images in page copyright: 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation.

Stamp release news is strictly for philatelic purposes only.

Jo Pieters
My name is Jo Pieters. I’m living in Sittard, The Netherlands. I am interested in Korea in general and in collecting stamps of Korea. In 2012 I became a member of the KSS.

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