New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, July 14, 2003, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

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South Korea

SOUTH KOREA-May 19: Traditional Culture/Part 2/Sedan Chairs, four se-tenant 190-won octagonal stamps showing sedan chairs, Eoyeon chair used by kings; Choheon chair for government officials; Saingyo chair for brides; Namyeo chair for government officials. Designer, Eun-kyung Park; engraver, Chang-hwan Kim; intaglio in sheets of 16, Korea Security & Printing; 800,000 sets.

May 30: Building Lighthouses 100th Anniversary, 190w, Palmido Lighthouse, seagulls. Designers, Jung-hwa Roh, Chang-hwan Kim; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Security & Printing; 1.8 million.

June 13: Korean Food/Part 3, four se-tenant 190w stamps showing cookies and sweets, yugwa, or gangjeong; yeot gangjeong; yakgwa; dasik. Designer, Hyun Kim; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1 million sets.

July 1: Definitives, two 190w self-adhesive stamps, flower (Aquilegia flabellata Sieb. et Zucc. var. pumila Kudo); apple (Malus asiatica Nakai); 420w Priority Mail stamp, plane, train, truck, envelope. Designer, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 20 and booklets of 20 (190w only), Korea Minting & Security Printing; 15 million 190w sets; 2 million 420w.

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