The types of “unissued” or otherwise irregular stamps of the DPRK

North Korea

In early 2019 I wrote an article for the KSS about “unissued” DPRK stamps. This showed that, in addition to the regular issued stamps, there were (and are still) many “disappeared” or “re-appeared” stamps in DPRK’s philatelic history. This short refresher article gives a bit more information as to why these stamps were treated the way they were by the Korea Stamp Corporation (KSC), which also issues the Korea Stamp Catalogue (unfortunately also “KSC”).

Basically I have divided these special stamps into several category types (2010 Korean Stamp Catalogue and 2012 Scott catalogue are used for cross reference):

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4 thoughts on “The types of “unissued” or otherwise irregular stamps of the DPRK

  1. Stamp KSC#998 is one of the strange and mysterious stamps. 15 years ago I had a conversation with very reputable dealer about this stamp. And he told me that he would not sell it even for 1000 euros … But now the price has dropped.

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