KSC5243-5244: 108th Birth Anniversary of President Kim Il Sung

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(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 15 April 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp and a souvenir sheet “to mark 108th birthday of President Kim Il Sung.”

The text released by the KSC continued: “President Kim Il Sung is the great leader the Korean people acclaimed for the first time in its history spanning thousands of years. He is a peerlessly patriot and a great revolutionary as well as the tender-hearted father of the people who devoted his whole life to the prosperity of the country and to the happiness of the people.”


The stamp and sheetlet designs are:

  • 30 won stamp: Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum
  • 70 won stamp (souvenir sheet): Mangyongdae in Spring
KSC5243 stamp
KSC5244 sheetlet


The accompanying FDCs for the series:

FDCs Fp5243 and Fp5244

Technical details

1. Stamp
Date of Issue: April 15 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5243
Size: 59.5 x 31.5 mm
Denomination: 30 won
Designer: Kim Hae Yong, Kang Chol U
Printing: Offset
Sheet Composition: 4 x 5
Quantity: 10 000 (Perf.), 1 000 (Imperf.)
2. Souvenir sheet
Stock No.: 5244
Size: 95 x 55 mm, 52 x 34 mm (stamp)
Denomination: 70 won
Designer: Kim Hae Yong, Kang Chol U
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 10 000 (Perf.), 1 000 (Imperf.)
3. FDC
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Kim Hae Yong, Kang Chol U
Quantity: 2/500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5243-5244
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5243-5244

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One of the earliest positions of the KSS. The position of editor of KP is, and has always been, the mainstay of the KSS.

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