New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, March 29, 2004, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

NORTH KOREA:April 20, 2003: Insects, souvenir sheet with four stamps, 15 won, Pantala flavescens; 70w, Tibicen japonicus; 220w, Xylotrupes dichotomus; 300w, Lycaena dispar; booklet, contents not reported. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.

July 28: Orchids, block of four se-tenant stamps, 75w, minicattleyac (Minipurple coerulea); 100w, Phalanopsis Aphrodite; 150w, Calanthe discolor; 200w, Den. snowflake; souvenir sheet, contains the 200w stamp. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.

Aug. 4: Birds, 12w, Grus vipio; 70w, Nycticorax nycticorax; 100w, Columva livia Var. doestricus; 120w, Nymphicus hollandicus; 150w, Strix aluco; souvenir sheet with 250w stamp, Pseudogyps africanus. Designer, An Chol; offset; Korea Stamp Corp.

Aug. 20: Arctic and Antarctic Animals, pane of five stamps and a label, 150w, Pygoscelis adeliae; 70w, Odobenus rosmarus; 140w, Thalarctos maritimus; 150w, Balaena mysticetus; 220w, Phoca larga; booklet, contents not reported. Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.

Sept. 5: Mushrooms, block of four se-tenant stamps, 3w, Pholiota flammans; 12w, Geastrum fimbriatum; 70w, Coprinus atramentarius; 130w, Pleurotus cornucopiae; souvenir sheet with 250w stamp, Elfingia applanata; booklet, contents not reported. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.

Dec. 26: Mao Zedong 110th Birth Anniversary, two panes of four 20w and four 30w stamps each, two panes of eight 30w stamps each, different scenes from his lifetime; two souvenir sheets, each with one 20w and three 30w stamps, scenes from his lifetime, border shows Mao Zedong stamps from other countries. Designers, Zhu Zuwei, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 800,000 pane sets; 50,000 souvenir sheet sets; 2,000 each imperf sets.

South Korea

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