KSC5270-5272: Great General’s March to Mt Paektu

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(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 25 May 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a stamp series titled “Great General’s March to Mt Paektu”. This series was according to the KSC to commemorate that “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un put forward the great programme for the education in revolutionary traditions, looking round the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu from November 30 to December 2 Juche 108 (2019). The Korean people are visiting the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu, keeping the will to make a breakthrough head-on all the difficulties in indefatigable spirits based on the glorious revolutionary traditions of Paektu.”

The text continued “Two souvenir sheets showing the image of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un looking round the Mt Paektu area and a souvenir sheet reflecting the log cabin for the headquarters at the Paektusan Secret Camp were issued.”

Stamps

The stamps, issued in souvenir sheets only, are:

  • 70 won stamp (souvenir sheet): Headquarters at the Paektusan Secret Camp
  • 100 won stamp (souvenir sheet): Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un looking round the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu[November 30-December 2, Juche 108(2019)]
  • 100 won stamp (souvenir sheet): Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who climbed up Mt Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution[December 1, Juche 108 (2019)]
KSC5270 (70 won stamp / souvenir sheet): “Headquarters at the Paektusan Secret Camp”
KSC5271 (100 won stamp / souvenir sheet): “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un looking round the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu[November 30-December 2, Juche 108(2019)]”
KSC5272 (100 won stamp / souvenir sheet): “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who climbed up Mt Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution[December 1, Juche 108 (2019)]”
FDCs

The accompanying FDCs for the series:

FDC Fp5270
FDC Fp5271
FDC Fp5272

Technical details

1. Souvenir sheets (3 values)
Date of Issue: May 25 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5270-5272
Size: 80 x 55 mm, 52 x 34 mm (stamp)
101 x 76 mm, 45 x 36 mm (stamp)
80 x 95 mm, 45 x 36 mm (stamp)
Denomination: 70 won, 100 won x 2
Designer: Choe Chol Man, Kim Hae Yong, Kim Won Myong
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 3/30 000 (Perf.), 3/3 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 176 x 125 mm
Designer: U Jong Hyok, Hong Song Il
Quantity: 3/1 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5270-5272
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5270-5272

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