KSC5282-5285: Wooden Stamps

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 30 September 2020 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a series of stamps made out of wood. According to the KSC “the State Stamp Bureau of the DPRK has issued 4 wooden stamps reflecting the national symbols of the DPRK.” The wood from which the stamps have been made is “black walnut distributed in northern part of the Korean peninsula” and they show national symbols of the DPRK: the national flower, national bird, national tree and national dog of the DPRK. 


The stamps designs are:

  • 500 won stamp: Magnolia, national flower of the DPRK
  • 500 won stamp: Goshawk, national bird of the DPRK
  • 500 won stamp: Pine tree, national tree of the DPRK
  • 500 won stamp: Phungsan dog, national dog of the DPRK
Stamp KSC 5282
Stamp KSC 5283
Stamp KSC 5284
Stamp KSC 5285


The accompanying FDCs for the series:

FDC Fp5282
FDC Fp5283
FDC Fp5284
FDC Fp5285

Technical details

1. Stamps (4 values)
Date of Issue: September 30 Juche 109 (2020)
Stock No.: 5282 - 5285
Size: 41 x 51 mm, 50 x 52 mm,
50 x 50 mm, 42 x 52 mm,
Denomination: 500 won x 4
Designer: Hong Song Il
Quantity: 4/3 000
2. FDC (4 values)
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Hong Song Il
Quantity: 4/200

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (front) for KSC5282-5285
New issue leaflet (reverse) for KSC5282-5285

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

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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:

3 thoughts on “KSC5282-5285: Wooden Stamps

  1. Dear seller,
    I am interested in these wooden stamps of 2020. Can you explain to me how I can purchase these stamps.
    Kind regards
    Hans van Krugten

    1. Dear Mr. Hans van Krugten, the Korea Stamp Society is not a seller of Korean stamps. You may get a reply from some members of the KSS who sell North Korean stamps or you can look for these on online auction/shops that list stamps. Robert

  2. Have these wooden stamps really been issued?
    On the internet I can’t find any evidence of their existence.

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