KSC5334-5337: Indigenous Animals

New Releases DPRK

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On 24 March 2021 the Korea Stamp Corporation issued a set of stamps showing animals. These animals are all indigenous to the Korean peninsula. The set of four stamps come in the same value, 30 (DPRK) won each, and are available in sheets as well. At the same time the stamps are also shown as stamps indices on a set of four postcards issued on the same theme.

The stamps KSC5334-5337 are:

  • 30 won stamp: Korean Tiger
    Korean tiger, well-known for its agility and valour, is relatively bigger than its subspecies. On the forehead is a vivid black pattern of a Chinese character which means king. As a natural monument under protection in our coun­try, they are distributed in Taehongdan County and City of Samjiyon.
  • 30 won stamp: Sable in Paegam
    As a natural monument in Pakchon Workers’ District, Paegam County, Ryanggang Province, it nests in piles of stones, hollow logs and under fallen trees of deep forests.
  • 30 won stamp: Flying Squirrel in Mt Myohyang
    As a natural monument in Hyangam-ri, Hyangsan County, North Phyongan Province, it lives mainly in hollow logs of mixed forests with needle- and broad­leaved trees.
  • 30 won stamp: Water Deer
    As a species of deer family, they are distributed in South Phyongan Province, Jagang Province and South Hamgyong Province of the DPRK.
Stamps KSC5334-5337

The sheet compositions are as follows (images from new issue leaflet PDF):

Sheet for KSC5334-5337


The accompanying FDC for the series (image from new issue leaflet PDF):

FDC Fp5334-5337


The accompanying postcards are (front to left, reverse of same card to right):

Postcard Ps752
Postcard Ps753
Postcard Ps754
Postcard Ps754

Technical details

1. Stamps (4 values)
Date oflssue: March 24 Juche 110 (2021) Stock No.: 5334-5337
Size: 45 x 33 mm
Denomination: 120 won
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Printing: Offset
Sheet Composition: 12(3x4)
Quantity: 4/20 000 (Perf.), 4/3 000 (Imperf.)
2. FDC
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 500
3. Postcards (4 values)
Stock No.: 752 - 755
Size: 148 x 105 mm
Denomination: 30 won x 4
Designer: U Jong Hyok
Quantity: 4/500

Stamp leaflet

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

New issue leaflet (page 1) for KSCKSC5334-5337
New issue leaflet (page 2) for KSCKSC5334-5337
New issue leaflet (page 3) for KSCKSC5334-5337
New issue leaflet (page 4) for KSCKSC5334-5337

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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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