KSC5279-5280: Historical Relics

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 18 September 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a series of stamps showing “historical relics”. The KSC writes “Historical relics including Nam Gate of Taesongsan Fortress and Kwangbop Temple are the valuable treasures of the country showing the time-honoured history and brilliant culture of the Korean nation as well as the patriotism of the Korean ancestors. They are located in Taesong District, Pyongyang City.”


The two stamps are:

  • 10 won stamp: Nam Gate of Taesongsan Fortress. Nam Gate of Taesongsan Fortress was built before Koguryo (277 BC―668 AD) moved its capital to Pyongyang in 427. It was restored in Juche 67 (1978).
  • 30 won stamp: Taeung Hall(Main Shrine) at Kwangbop Temple. Taeung Hall(Main Shrine) at Kwangbop Temple, a Buddhist temple, was built in the period of Koguryo. It was bombed down by the imperialists during the Fatherland Liberation War and restored to its original state in Juche 79 (1990).



The accompanying FDCs for the series:

Technical details

1. Stamps (2 values)
Date of Issue: September 18 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5279-5280
Size: 64 x 42 mm
Denomination: 10 won, 30 won
Designer: Choe Kuk Chol
Printing: Offset
Sheet Composition: 2/4 x 4
Quantity: 2/30 000 (Perf.), 2/2 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 176 x 125 mm
Designer: Choe Kuk Chol
Quantity: 500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5279-5280
New issue leaflet (reverse) for KSC5279-5280

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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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