KSC5240: Greenhouse Vegetables

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 20 March 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a sheetlet containing four different stamps showing “greenhouse vegetables”. The KSC stated: “The DPRK pays close concern to supplying the people with plenty of fresh vegetables all the year round.

The text for this issued continued: “Taking seasonal characteristics into account, high-yielding and nutritious crops are selected to ensure sustained production, while hotbed and greenhouse cultivation is encouraged by radically increasing the number of modernly-equipped greenhouse. The sheetlet reflects some crops of the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute, a comprehensive vegetable science research centre in the DPRK.


The stamps designs are:

  • 10 won stamp (sheetlet): Lycopersicon esculentum Mill
  • 30 won stamp (sheetlet): Cucumis sativus L.
  • 50 won stamp (sheetlet): B. oleracea var. f. rubra
  • 70 won stamp (sheetlet): Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
KSC5240 sheetlet


The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC Fp5240

Technical details

1. Sheetlet
Date of Issue: March 20 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5240
Size: 100 x 150 mm, 31.5 x59.5mm (stamp),
30 x 45 mm (stamp)
Denomination: 160 won
Designer: Kim Hae Yong
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 10 000 (Perf.), 1 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 229 x 162 mm
Designer: Kim Hae Yong
Quantity: 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5240
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5240

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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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