New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, February 7, 2005, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Aug. 25, 2004: Meeting of Kim Jong Il and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Zunichiro, souvenir sheet with 220-won stamp, the two leaders shaking hands. Designer, Choe Chol M an; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

Oct. 29: Sindelfingen Stamp Fair/Locomotives, pane of four se-tenant stamps, 15w, 40w, 75w, 150w, various trains, border includes stamp show emblem. Designer, O Sol Rim; offset; Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf; 500 imperf.

South Korea

Jan. 18, 2005: Nature of Marado, pane of four 220-won stamps showing life underwater, Sea chubs (Girella punctata);
Convict grouper (Epinephelus septemfasciatus);
Pearl-spot chromis (Chromis notata);
Scorpion fish (Sebastiscus marmoratus).
Designers, Bok-sik Lee, Gi-seog Lee;
gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing.

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