New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, February 3, 2003, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

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South Korea

SOUTH KOREA: Dec. 21, 2002: Korea-Vietnam Diplomatic Relationship 10 th Anniversary, 190 won, Tabo (Prabhutaratna) Pagoda at Pulguk-sa Temple. Designer, Soe-jong Kim; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.2 million.

Jan. 1, 2003: Definitives, 1,490 won, kylin roof-end tile, 6 million, 1,510w, ridge-end tile from Hwang-ryong Temple, 1 million. Designer, Eun-kyung Park; gravure in sheets of 50, Korea Minting & Security Printing.

Jan. 1: Priority Mail definitives, 1,580 won, airplane, train, truck, envelope, 3 million; 1,610w, same design, 1 million. Designer, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 50, Korea Minting & Security Printing.

Jan. 13: Korean Immigration to the United States 100 th Anniversary, 190w, flags of South Korea, United States. Designers, Jaime Nascimento Da Silva, Jung-hwa Roh; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.8 million.

Feb. 4: Trains/Part 4, four se-tenant 190w stamps, gondola car; box car; tank car; hopper car. Designer, Gi-seog Lee; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 800,000 sets.

Feb. 22: Traditional Dye Plants/Part 2, four se-tenant 190w stamps, Rubia akane Nakai; Rhus javanica Linn; Sophora japonica Linn; Isatis tinctoria Lin var. yezoensis Ohwi. Designers, Young-ho Chung; Gi-seog Lee; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1 million sets.

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