KSC5233: Pine Tree

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp to “reflect the pine tree, national tree of the DPRK. The pine tree is an evergreen conifer of the family Pinaceae which grows on a vast area below 800m above sea level except the northern highlands of the Korean peninsula. Evergreen and viable, it symbolizes the unflinching spirit of the Korean people.”


The stamp has a value of 10 won stamp and shows a pine tree:

KSC5233 stamp (Sp5233)

Souvenir Sheet

Intriguingly a souvenir sheet was also created. This is shown in the new issue leaflet, but not on the KSC website.

Souvenir Sheet for KSC5233


The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC for KSC5233


The maxicard published for this issue:

Maxicard Mx406

Technical details

1. Stamp
Date of Issue: January 24 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5233
Size: 51 x 39 mm
Denomination: 10 won
Designer: Kim Won Myong
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 30.000 (Perf.), 2.000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Kim Won Myong
Quantity: 500
3. Maxicard
Stock No.: 406
Size: 148 x 105 mm
Denomination: 10 won
Designer: Kim Won Myong
Quantity: 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5233
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5233

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

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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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