KSC5230: Cultural Remains of Korea

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a series of four stamps portraying “cultural remains of the Korean nation” such as a “Pipha-shaped dagger and narrowshaped brass dagger” and an “Oxidized-copper incense burner at the Singye Temple”.

According to Korea Stamp Corporation, “The cultural remains include those from the period of Ancient Joson, Koguryo, Koryo and feudal Joson dynasty. These remains showcase the resourcefulness, wisdom and high level of handicraft of the Korean nation.”


The stamps in the series have the following designs:

  • 10 won stamp: Pipha-shaped dagger and narrowshaped brass dagger
  • 30 won stamp: Three gold-and-bronze-gilted Buddhist images with single nimbus with inscription 7th Year of the Reign of Yonga
  • 50 won stamp: Oxidized-copper incense burner at the Singye Temple
  • 70 won stamp: Chukugi (Rain Gauge)
Sheet KSC5230


The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC Fp5230

Technical details

1. Sheetlet
Date of Issue: December 6 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5230
Size: 140 x 75 mm, 31.5 x 42 mm(stamp)
Denomination: 160 won
Designer: Choe Kuk Chol
Quantity: 20.000 (Perf.), 1.000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 220 x 110 mm
Designer: Choe Kuk Chol
Quantity: 300

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5230
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5230

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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