New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, August 18, 2003, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

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South Korea

SOUTH KOREA-July 11: Definitive, 500 won, white porcelain Chosan dynasty vase. Designer, Ji-whan Moe; gravure in sheets of 50, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 2 million.

South Korea released this 500-won definitive (regular-issue)
stamp July 11.

July 25: Traditional Culture/Part 3/Lights, four se-tenant 190w octagonal stamps, jojokdeung lantern used while walking; wooden deungjan lamp-oil container; juchilmokje yukgakjedeung painted, portable wooden lantern; brass candle stick with butterfly. Designers, Gi-seok Lee, Chang-hwan Kim; engravers, Yong-sun Hong, Sung-hyeon Ka; intaglio in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 800,000 sets.

Aug. 1: Philately Week, 190w, paper-folding art by Sang-heon Kim showing flowers and a girl bowing to express gratitude; souvenir sheet, contains two stamps. Designer, Sung-am Kim; offset in sheets of 15, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.5 million stamps, 500,000 souvenir sheets.

Aug. 21: Summer Universiade, Daegu, 190w, two arms holding hands, flower. Designers, Geun-yong, Ji-won Mo; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.8 million, 500,000 souvenir sheets.

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