KSC5251: 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 1 June 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a souvenir sheet to mark the 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day. The KSC writes that “the International Children’s Day is the international holiday that aims to oppose imperialism, defend peace, protect children’s life and rights and to promote their health and happiness.

Souvenir sheet/stamp

The souvenir sheet contains one stamp with a value of 70 won:

  • 70 won stamp (souvenir sheet): “Children playing an amusement game of train”
KSC5251 souvenir sheet (image taken from FDC image)

FDC

The accompanying FDC for the series:

FDC Fp5251

Technical details

1. Souvenir sheet
Date of Issue: June 1 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5251
Size: 100 x 66 mm, 45 x 45 mm(stamp)
Denomination: 70 won
Designer: Hong Song Il
Printing: Offset
Quantity: 20 000 (Perf.), 2 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Ro Myong Il
Quantity: 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5251
New issue leaflet (back) for KSC5251

All images in page copyright: 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation.

Stamp release news is strictly for philatelic purposes only.

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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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2 thoughts on “KSC5251: 70th Anniversary of the International Children’s Day

  1. Hi Peter, the song is the 1961 song “세상에 부럼없어라” or “We have nothing to envy in the world”. It refers to a claim by the DPRK stating that people in North Korea were so well off by then they had nothing to wish for compared to the rest of the world.

    The song became the children’s theme song of the 1970 North Korean film “We Have Nothing to Envy in the World”. A version of the song can be found on Youtube, complete with propaganda imagery from what seems to be the 1960s-1970s era: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdCMD1PtUY

    The title of Barbara Demick’s book “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” also refers to this North Korean propaganda slogan and film title. Of course, this claim was rather far from the truth to begin with and things became even worse (much worse actually!) later on.

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