Title: Birthday of Leader Kim Jong Il 

Stamp and
Sheetlet of 4 
4433 &
Date of Issue
20,000 and
1,000 imperf. 
See "Description" 
See "Description" 
Jon Kum Hui 
Image Area
26 x 38 mm &
140 x 75 mm 
and Imperforated
Printing process
and colors

New Stamps Issued in DPRK
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- The Korea Stamp Corporation has issued a separate stamp and a sheetlet reflecting plants growing in Mt. Paektu area on the occasion of the auspicious February holiday, the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il. Thousands of species of plants grow in the area of Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of revolution.

Among them are many rare plants indigenous to alpine areas. Printed on the stamps are words "Celebration of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il's Birthday", "Juche 31(1942)-Juche 95(2006)" and "February 16". The separate stamp shows a scenic view of the Mt. Paektu area where various flowers are in full bloom with the peak on which the words "Jong Il Peak" are carved out as its background. The sheetlet reflects four species of alpine plants including Polemonium racemosum, morning-star lily and dandelion growing in the Jong Il Peak area. The face value of the separate stamp is 3 won and those of the stamps in the sheetlet are 12, 45, 100 and 140 won respectively.

As reported by LINN's "New Issues-Asia", April 24, 2006.

Feb. 16: Birthday of Kim Jong Il,
3w, Jong-Il Peak surrounded by flowers;
Souvenir sheet with four se-tenant stamps showing flowers, 12w, Jacob's ladder; 45w, morning star lily; 100w, dandelion; 140w, Parnassia paulstris.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets.

As shown on Herrick's Web-Site, May 18, 2006.