KSC5231: 60th Anniv of Repatriation of the Korean Residents in Japan

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp commemorating the first ship from Japan arriving in the DPRK with the first group of Koreans who were at the time residents in Japan. Together with the stamp the KSC also issued a postcard showing the ship in much greater detail.

According to the KSC “on December 16 Juche 48 (1959) the first repatriation ship dropped its anchor at the DPRK amongst the focus of the whole world under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung, thus starting the repatriation of the Korean residents in Japan. This event, which was called an exodus from capitalism to the socialist motherland, served as a historic starting point that encouraged the Koreans in Japan to go along the road for their motherland and nation.


The stamp has the following value/design:

  • 30 won stamp: 60th Anniversary of Repatriation of the Korean Residents in Japan


The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC for KSC5231


A postcard was released as well:

Front of postcard Ps733
Back of postcard Ps733

Technical details

1. Stamp
Date of Issue: December 16 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5231
Size: 38.5 x 28 mm
Denomination: 30 won
Designer: Kim Won Myong, Hong Song Il
Quantity: 10.000 (Perf.), 1.000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Hong Song Il
Quantity: 300
3. Postcard
Stock No.: 733
Size: 148 x 105
Denomination: 30 won
Designer: Hong Song Il, Ri Jin Hyok
Quantity: 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5231
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5231

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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