New Stamps Issued in DPRK

Pyongyang, June 14 (KCNA) — The Korea Stamp Corporation has recently issued new stamps (a souvenir sheet and a sheetlet) reflecting relics of Koguryo.

Printed on the upper parts of the stamps are words “Relics of Koguryo” and “277 B.C.-668 A. D.”

The souvenir sheet features the monument to the mausoleum of King Kwanggaetho (374-412), epitaph on his merits, a distant view of the monument and part of the then mountain wall.

The face value of the stamp is 97 won.

The sheetlet consists of 4 kinds of stamps. The stamps reflect the stone tomb of a general at the beginning of Koguryo, mural paintings showing Koguryo people’s habit of giving importance to military affairs, a castle on Mt. Songsan showing the intelligence of the ancestors and arrows with galvanized barbs used at that time. And they are flanked by pipha-shape daggers, pots, a bowl, a mirror and others which are typical of the then remains.

The face values of the stamps are 3, 70, 100 and 130 won respectively.

Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fljckr/1026054925/

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