New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, May 30, 2005, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Jan. 10: Hen, souvenir sheet with 97-won stamp, 1486 painting Hen with poem.
Designer, An Chol; intaglio, Korea Stamp Corp.; 60,000 perf; 10,000 imperf.

Feb. 8:Creation of Chongsan-ri Spirit and Congsan-ri Method 45th Anniversary,
souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, statue of President Kim Il Sung at Chongsan-ri.
Designer, Kong Kyong Su; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.;100,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

Feb. 10: Songun Eight Scenic Wonders, pane of eight se-tenant stamps,
3w, Sunrise at Mount Paektu;
12w, Snowscape at Tabaksol;
40w, Royal azaleas on Chol Pass;
50w, Jangja River;
60w, Ykkun Falls;
70w, Handure Plain;
80w, Potato blossoms at Taehongdam;
100w, Poman-ri.
Offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

Feb. 16:Kim Jong Il Birthday,
3w, Kimjongilia flower, Jong Il Peak;
two triptychs of three 50w stamps each, different continuous designs of the peaks around Lake Chon on Mount Paektu.
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf stamps sets; 1,000 imperf stamp sets.

Feb. 28: Joint Editorial,
3w, arch, sculpture of hands upraised with tools, dam, produce, tree.
Designer, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

April 13: Naming of Kimilsungia, Flower of the Sun, 40th Anniversary,
3w, the flower, building;
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, President Kim Il Sung with Indonesian President Soekarno at Bogor Botanical Garden, April 1965.
Designers, Ho Song Gil, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

April 15: President Kim Il Sung Birthday,
3w, Mangyong Hill, kimilsungia flower, pavilion;
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, President Kim Il Sung at his birthplace, Mangyongdae.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

May 3: Pandas, 15w, 45w, 70w, 140w, different views of pandas;
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, panda with young; souvenir sheet contains the five stamps;
Booklet, contains the five stamps.
Designer, Han Song Rim; offset, Korea Stamp Corp; 30,000 each perf stamps and souvenir sheets;
1,000 each imperf stamps and souvenir sheets; 1,000 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

May 25: General Association of Korean Residents in Japan,
3w, family, building, balloons, Korean flag;
Souvenir sheet with 130w stamp, President Kim Il Sung shaking hands with Japanese leader, 1955.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

South Korea

April 22: Information and Communication of the Future,
two 220-won stamps, person in space, resembling the Little Prince, talking to sheep via screen, stars, representing the digital world; three girls of different races, representing mobile friendship.
Designers, Yuka Lee, Kyunghee Yoon, Shin Jaeyong; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing;
1.6 million sets.

May 4: Korea University 100th Anniversary,
220w, the university’s Inchon Memorial Hall.
Designer, Jiwon Mo; offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

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