KSC5185: 60th Anniversary of Founding of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards

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(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) Two stamps were issued in a stamp sheetlet to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the “Worker-Peasant Red Guards”. 

From the official release:

The Worker-Peasant Red Guards were founded on January 14 Juche 48 (1959) under the initiative and leadership of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung. The birth of the Worker-Peasants Red Guards is a brilliant fruition of military ideology of self-defence and the policy of arming the whole people set forth by Generalissimo Kim Il Sung who embodied the immortal Juche idea in the military and is a great victory of traditional revolutionary mass-based line of them Workers’ Party of Korea.

Today the Worker-Peasant Red Guards are ready to repulse at a stroke any aggressive manoeuvres of the enemy and to firmly defend the socialist system and the people’s lives and property under the leadership of the respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un.


The two 50 won stamps in the sheetlet:

KSC5185: 50 won stamp sheetlet showing the two stamps with the texts “Let the members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards make full preparations to defend their own provinces, counties and villages by themselves!” and “Let us always maintain full combat readiness!”


The stamp sheetlet is also available on FDC:

Fp5185 (FDC).

Technical details

1. Sheetlet
Date of Issue: January 14 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5185
Size: 136 x 82 mm, 39 x 51 mm (stamp)
Denomination: 100 won
Designer: Kim Hae Yong
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 15.000 (Perf.), 1.000 (Imperf.)
Price: $1,00
2. FDC
Size: 200 x 140 mm
Designer: Kim Hae Yong
Quantity: 300
Price: $1,40

Stamp leaflets

The new issue stamp leaflet for this issue:

Leaflet (font)
Leaflet (reverse)

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

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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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