KSC5228-5229: Folk Customs of the Korean Nation

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has published a stamp series showing “Folk Customs of the Korean Nation”.

According to the KSC the “stamps were issued to reflect the unique food culture of the Korean nation. The stamps portray the peculiar dietary custom of the Korean people.


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

  • 50 won stamp: Pressing noodles
  • 50 won stamp: Making bean paste
  • 50 won stamp: Making Kimchi
  • 50 won stamp: Pounding cereal cakes
KSC5228 “Pressing noodles and making bean paste”
KSC5229 “Making Kimchi and pounding cereal cakes”

Technical details

1. Sheetlets (2 values)
Date of Issue: December 1 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5228 - 5229
Size: 100 x 52mm, 50 x 30mm (stamp)
Price: $2.00
Denomination: 50 won x 4
Designer: Kim Hae Yong, Ri Jin Hyok
Quantity: 2/30.000 (Perf.), 2/1.000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC (2 FDCs)
Date of Issue: 2019-12-01
Stock No.: Fp5228 + Fp5229
Size: 162 x 114mm
Price: $2.80
Designer: Ri Jin Hyok
Quantity: 500


The stamps are also available on FDC:

Fp5228 FDC
Fp5229 FDC

Stamp leaflet

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

Leaflet (front)
Leaflet (back)

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

Stamp release news is strictly for philatelic purposes only.

Buying DPRK stamps
Besides ordering directly from the KSC, North Korean new issues are also available through our member Per-Olof Jönsson’s store on Delcampe or by contacting him directly by email at koreascandia@yahoo.com. Please note that all business is done without any KSS involvement, KSS assumes no responsibility for any dealings with any stamp dealer.
Per-Olof Jönsson
I am member of KSS and collector of North Korean stamps since very long. I happen to be Client No. 2 at KSC, importing and selling DPRK stamps since 2005. Now also proud member of the KSS “North Korea Specialist Collectors” and responsible for the KSS New Releases DPRK.

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