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The Changbai Shan, also known as Paektu, Baekdu or Ohnan mountains, is a mountain range at the border of China and North-Korea.

The highest peak of the range is the Paektu at 2'745 m. The Paektu mountain is the source of the Songhua-, Tumen- (Tuman) and Yalu-(Amnok) -River. The Paektu mountain is a volcano, whose cone is truncated by a large caldera, about 5 km, filled by the waters of Lake Chonji (Heaven Lake). 

The mountain was considered sacred by Koreans throughout history and is featured on the Coat of Arms of North Korea. There are existing numerous North Korean postage stamps showing Mt. Paektu. The mountain is also shown as illustration on a lot of North Koreans miniaturesheet, a small list of such sheets you can see here

 

Manchukuo 1935
Changbai/Paektu
existing: watermarkII and III
existing: different shades
existing: overprinted


overprinted

Manchukuo 1937
Changbai/Paektu
existing: watermark III
existing: different shades
existing: perforated & imperforated


imperforeted

Manchukuo 1935
Changbai/Paektu
existing: watermark II and III
existing: different shades
existing: ovpt 13F on 12F

Manchukuo 1937
Changbai/Paektu
existing: watermark III

Manchukuo was a puppet state in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia (1932 - 1945). It was established after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1959

Korea North 1959, Changbai/Paektu.  

 


Korea North 1971, Home of Revolution II, Paektu.

 

China 1971 Changbai Waterfall stamp

Korea North 1971, Home of Revolution II, Mt. Paektu.
(Paektu, waterfall at Paektu, west ridge of Paektu)  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1972

Korea North 1972, Kim Il Sung (1912 – 1994).
Mt. Paektu and the crater lake Chonji. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1975

Korea North 1973
Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji in the background.
State of Kim Il Sung in the foreground.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1975

Korea North 1975
Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji.  

 

Korea South 1978
30th Anniversary of the Republic of Korea.
Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com  Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1980 

Korea North 1980, "New Year", Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji.  

 

Korea North 1985
The alleged house of Kim Jong Il's (1941-2011) birth at the foothills of Jong Il Peak.
(emblem of Mount Paektu (top))  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1970

South Korea 1985
"40th Liberation Anniversary from the 1910-45 Japanese occupation".
Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji. 

 

1989 Baekdu Paektu mountain stamp

Korea North 1989
Alpine flowers in the area of Mt. Paektu.

 

 


Korea North 1992, 50. Geburtstag von Kim Jong Il (1941-2011).
Views of Paektu-san.
(perforated and imperforated)

 

Korea North 1992, 50. Geburtstag von Kim Jong Il (1941-2011).
"Snowstorm in Mount Paektu".
(perforated and imperforated)

 


www.mountainstamp.com Baekdu Paektu Changbai mountain stamp 1993

China 1993, Changbai Shan (Paektu).
Titles: Tianchi Lake, Tundra, Waterfall and Coniferous and Broadleaf Forest.

The Changbai waterfall Chángbái Pùbù (everwhite waterfall) is 68 metres high, located on chinese side of Mt. Paektu. 

 

Korea South 1993
Portrait of Kim Young-sam (1927 – 2015).
President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998.
Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji.

 

Korea Nuorth 1994, crater lake lake Chonji on Mt. Paektu.
(perforated and imperforated)

 

Korea South 1995, Baekdu (Changbai).
50th Anniversary of Korean Liberation. 
stamp

South Korea 1995
"50th Liberation Anniversary from the 1910-45 Japanese occupation".
Stamp: stylized emblem of Mt. Paektu
Illustration: Mt. Paektu and lake Chonji. 

 

 

 

 

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