New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, April 5, 2004, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

NORTH KOREA: Jan. 1, 2004: New Year of Juche 93, 3 won, soldier, worker, intellectual and farmer, tower. Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 80,000 perf; 500 imperf.

Jan. 1: Monkeys, 3w, Cebus apella; 60w, Papio doguera; 70w, Cercopithecus aethiops; 100w, Saguinus oedipus; souvenir sheet with 135w stamp, Macaca mulatta; 403w booklet, contents not reported. Designer, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets; 2,000 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

March 20: Lighthouses, pane of four se-tenant stamps 3w, Sokgundo; 12w, Yubundo; 100w, Jangdokdo; 195w, Amryongdam; 100w booklet, contents not reported. Designer, Kim Chol Ung; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf panes; 2,000 imperf panes; 2,000 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

South Korea

SOUTH KOREA: Feb. 25: Traditional Dye Plants, block of four se-tenant 190-won stamps, pine tree (Pinus densiflora Siebold et Zuccarini); pomegrante tree (Punica granatum Linnaeus); walnut tree (Juglans regia Linnaeus); amur maple tree (Acer ginnala Maximowicz). Designers, Young-ho Chung, Gi-seog Lee; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 700,000 sets.

March 22: 12th World Water Day, 190w, drop of water inside of heart. Designers, Ali Hemmati, Jae-yong Shin; offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

March 25: Korean Meteorological Service 100th Anniversary, 190w, map, meteorological equipment, sun, rain, umbrella. Designer, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

April 1: Launching of High-speed Railroad, 190w, high-speed train leaving station. Designer, Eun-kyung Park; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

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