KSC5238-5239: 78th Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two stamps showing Jong Il Peak and Mt Paektu. According to the KSC “Mt Paektu is the sacred mountain of the revolution where the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung organized and waged the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il was born on Mt Paektu on February 16 Juche 31 (1942) during the arduous anti-Japanese revolutionary war and grew up into a great revolutionary.”

The text continues: “The stamps portray Jong Il Peak named after Comrade Kim Jong Il, together with Mt Paektu which is the ancestral mountain, the sacred mountain of the revolution, which is associated with the soul of the Korean nation and representative of the spirit and stamina of Juche Korea.”


The stamps have the same value, 50 won. The designs are:

KSC5238: Jong Il Peak
KSC5239: Mt Paektu


The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC Fp5238-5239

Technical details

1. Stamps (2 values)
Date of Issue: February 16 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5238 -5239
Size: 36 x 90 mm
Denomination: 50 won x 2
Designer: Kang Chol U
Printing: Offset
Sheet Composition: 12(3x4)
Quantity: 2/20 000 (Perf.), 2/2 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 200 x 140 mm
Designer: Kang Chol U
Quantity: 700

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5238-5239
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5238-5239

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Ivo Spanjersberg
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1 thought on “KSC5238-5239: 78th Birthday of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

  1. A question for any member that has purchased the FDC celebrating Kim Jong Il’s 78th Birthday. Does the FDC feature one or two stamps? The KSC information leaflet shows the FDC with two stamps. However, the FDC I have only features one stamp. Is this an error? Or has a stamp been withdrawn? Thanks!

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