KSC5216-5218: Monumental Edifices

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has published a stamp series showing “monumental edifices” in the DPRK.

According to the KSC the “architecture is a yardstick, which intuitively shows the level of civilization of each country and nation. Today a golden age of construction unprecedented in the history of architecture has been unfolded in the DPRK under the energetic leadership of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.


The stamps in the series have the following value/design:

  • 30 won stamp: Pyongyang Teachers Training College
  • 30 won stamp: Pyongyang Taedonggang Fish Restaurant
  • 100 won stamp: Samjiyon Orchestra Theatre
Sp5216 “Pyongyang Teachers Training College”
Sp5217 “Pyongyang Taedonggang Fish Restaurant”
Sp5218 “Samjiyon Orchestra Theatre”

Technical details

1. Stamp (3 values)
Stock No.: Sp5216, Sp5217, Sp5218
Size: 70x31.5mm, 59.5x31.5mm
Denomination: 30Won, 100Won
Price: 0.3$, 1$
Designer: Hong Song Il, U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 30000
2. Entire Aerogram
Stock No.: Ea101
Size: 162x114mm
Denomination: 100Won
Price: 1.7$
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 500
3. Entire Postcard
Stock No.: Ps732
Size: 148x105mm
Denomination: 30Won
Price: 0.8$
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 500
4. Booklet
Stock No.: Bt234
Size: 100x65mm
Denomination: 210Won
Price: 2.1$
Designer: Hong Song Il
Quantity: 200
5. FDC
Stock No.: Fp5216-5218
Size: 162x114mm
Price: 2$
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 600


Ea101 Aerogramme


Ps732 (Front)
Ps732 (Back)


Bt234 Booklet


The stamps are also available on FDC:

Fp5216-5218 FDC

Stamp leaflet

The new issue stamp leaflet for this issue was also released:

Leaflet (front)
Leaflet (back)


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Ivo Spanjersberg
Currently KSS Publisher/Webmaster, previously KSS Chairman (2018-2019). Living in Amsterdam. I collect Korean revenue stamps, see my website:

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