KSC5190: In Celebration of the 77th Birth Anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

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(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) Four stamps in a sheetlet were issued to commemorate the 77th birthday of Kim Jong Il. The KSC writes: “On the occasion of the Day of the Shining Star a sheetlet was issued to reflect some gifts presented to the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il by heads of parties, states and governments of various countries around the world and other foreigners.” 


The four stamps in the sheetlet have the following values/designs:

  • 10 won stamp: Double-faced Embroidery “Heralding Spring”
  • 30 won stamp: Lacquered box
  • 50 won stamp: Ivory work “Life of Congolese people”
  • 70 won stamp: Alligator-skin bag

The complete sheet:

KSC5190 (Sp5190) sheetlet


The stamp sheetlet is also available on FDC:

Fp5190 (FDC).

Technical details

1. Sheetlet (4 values)
Date of Issue: February 16 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5190
Size: 138 x 128 mm, 57 x 36 mm (stamp)
Denomination: 160 won
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 10 000 (Perf.), 1 000 (Imperf.)
Price: $1,60 (Perf.), $3,20 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 229 x 162 mm
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 300
Price: $2,00 (Perf.), $3,60 (Imperf.)

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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