KSC5258-5262: Let us break through head-on all the barriers to our advance!

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation issued a series of stamps to commemorate the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. According to the KSC “the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held from December 28 to 31, Juche 108 (2019) under the guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK. The plenary meeting set forth the line of conducting an offensive for making a breakthrough head-on on the strength of self-reliance to tide over the difficulties lying in the way of advance of the socialist construction. The DPRK State Stamp Bureau has issued 5 stamps reflecting the basic idea and basic spirit of the plenary meeting.

Stamp

The five stamps have the same value, 30 won, and feature the following:

  • An offensive for making a breakthrough head-on
  • The key front in the offensive for making a breakthrough head-on is the economic front
  • Let us attach importance to science and technology, and improve education and public health
  • Protecting the ecological environment and establishing a nationwide crisis management system to cope with natural disasters
  • Let us strengthen the Party, the General Staff of the revolution, and markedly increase its leadership ability

The stamps are:

Stamp KSC5258: “An offensive for making a breakthrough head-on”
Stamp KSC5259: “The key front in the offensive for making a breakthrough head-on is the economic front”
Stamp KSC5260: “Let us attach importance to science and technology, and improve education and public health”
Stamp KSC5261: “Protecting the ecological environment and establishing a nationwide crisis management system to cope with natural disasters”
Stamp KSC5262: “Let us strengthen the Party, the General Staff of the revolution, and markedly increase its leadership ability”

FDC

The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC Fp5258-5262

Sheetlets

The stamps also come in a series of sheetlets. Intriguingly these are not listed on the KSC website, but they are shown in the new release information leaflet:

Sheetlets for KSC5258-5262

Technical details

1. Stamps (5 values)
Date of Issue: February 10 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5258-5262
Size: 64 x 30 mm
Denomination: 30 won x 5
Designer: Choe Chol Man and 8 others
Printing: Offset
Sheet Composition: 5/4 x 5, 5/1 x 3
Quantity: 5/35 000 (Perf.), 5/2 000 (Imperf.)
5/3 000 (Perf.), 5/600 (Imperf.)
Price: 0.3($) x 5
2. FDC
Size: 176 x 125 mm
Designer: Ri Kuk Jin
Quantity: 800
Price: 1.9($) (Perf), 3.4($) (Imperf)

Stamp leaflet

The new issue stamp leaflet for this issue was also released. Notice the new design:

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5258-5262
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5258-5262

 

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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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