The August 1955 Chongjin Booklet

The booklet was issued by the Ministry of Communications for the North Hamgyong Post Office, as part of the country-wide 10th anniversary of the Liberation commemoration, in August 1955. A set of commemorative stamps (all the stamps are perf 11), a postal stationery envelope and an extensive set of commemorative photographic postcards were produced for […]

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KSC5218G: 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the DPRK and the PRC

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) On October 6th, Korea Stamp Corporation issued a Souvenir Sheet and Stamp Booklet to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the DPRK and the PR China. The 70 won stamp features the national emblems of the DPRK and the PRC.

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The North Korean Provisional Surcharged Stamps 2002

Democratic Peoples’ Republic Korea (DPRK, North Korea) changed the face value of stamps under a new postage order from August 1 Juche 91 (2002). The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of the DPRK took a measure that those previously issued 91 postage stamps were overprinted with the new denomination to be used for a certain […]

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Opinion: Are some or all of the latest “North Korean” peace talk stamps and souvenir sheets fakes or legitimate?

As some readers of the KSS website know, I have not been interested in most North Korean (DPR) stamp issues. However, the peace talks between South Korea and North Korea, and the even more recent nuclear talks between North Korea and the USA, have caused some worldwide interest in philatelic material commemorating these talks. I […]

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KSC5215J: Lake Chon on Mount Paektu

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp to show Mount Paektu, an ancestral sacred mountain of Korean Revolution. The mountain, on which the revolutionary traditions of the country struck their root deep, instils the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of blizzards of Paektu, in the Korea […]

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North Korea’s Interpretation in 1959 of the Korean War

On 25 June, 1950, the DPRK invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in a war for the unification of the nation. Due to immediate United Nations military action this invasion was unsuccessful. An armistice agreement was signed between the UN forces and the forces of the DPRK and the People’s Republic of China on […]

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KSC5215C-5215D Visit to Russian Federation Made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the DPRK Armed Forces

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a stamp and a souvenir sheets to commemorate the Visit to the Russian Federation by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the DPRK […]

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KSC5215A-5215B On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage

(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued two souvenir sheets with both one stamp each reflecting the main idea of the policy delivered by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un a the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK on April 12 Juche 108 (2019).

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