Title: 60th Anniversary of issue of DPRK's First Postage Stamp 
Type
Souvenir Sheet 
KSC#
4438 
Scott#
 
Date of Issue
03/12/2006 
Quantity
30,000 and
1,000 imperforated 
Denomination
158 won 
Design
Picture oh the first Stamp 
Designer
Jo Son IL 
Image Area
100 x 80 mm 
Perforation
11.75, 
and Imperforated
Printing process
and colors
Off-set 
Description

Commemorative Stamp Issued in DPRK
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- A new souvenir sheet has been issued to commemorate the publication of the first stamps in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The government brought out two kinds of stamps including "Samson Rock", the first of their kinds in the democratic Korea after liberation, on March 12, Juche 35(1946), upholding the instruction of President Kim Il Sung that new stamps should be made to be congenial to the reality of the country and life emotion of the people. Printed on the souvenir sheet are the words "In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of the first stamps in the DPRK" and "Juche35 (1946)-Juche95 (2006)".

It depicts the Samson Rock, flanked by pictures showing communication means such as airplane, railroad train, ship and TV relay tower. Its face value is 158 won.

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

March 12: First North Korean Postage Stamps 60th Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 158w stamp, stamp-on-stamp design of 1946 50-chon Rose of Sharon stamp (Scott 3).
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 sheets, plus 1,000 imperforate.

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