New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, September 29, 2003, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

NORTH KOREA-Feb. 14: Joint Editorial, 12 won, soldier holding rife, flag, military equipment and transportation. Designer, Kim Chol Ung; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf; 500 imperf.

Feb. 15: Statement of the Government of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 30w, newspaper Rodong Sinmun carrying the statement, flag, weaponry, message "Merciless Death to Those Who Dare to Provoke Us!", Designer, Kim Chol Ung; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf; 500 imperf.

March 29: Slogan "Let Us Meet the Requirements of Army-centered Leadership in Ideological Viewpoint, Fighting Spirit and Way of Life," 3w, soldier, worker, former and intellectual. Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 50,000 perf; 500 imperf.

April 9: Election of Kim Jong Il as Chairman of the National Defense Commission, 3w, party, national and army flags, balloons, buildings, satellite antennae, planes, trucks; pane of three se-tenant stamps showing Kim Jong Il, 12w giving guidance to National Academy of Sciences, computer; 70w, inspecting unit of Korean People’s Army; 112w, reviewing grand parade to mark 55th anniversary of Workers’ Party of Korea. Designer, Kim Chol Ung; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 300,000 3w; 500 imperf 3w; 100,000 perf panes of three; 2,000 imperf panes of three.

April 15: The Day of the Sun/Birthday of President Kim Il Sung, 3w, kimilsungia flower, Kim Il Sung’s birthplace at Mangyongdae. Designer, Choe Chol Ma; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 300,000 perf; 2,000 imperf.

April 15: Orders Awarded to President Kim Il Sung, 12w, Order of Suhbaatar, Mongolia, January 1953; 35w, National Order of Grand Cross, Madagascar, October 1985; 70w, Order of Lenin, Soviet Union, May 1987; 140w, Order of Playa Giron, Cuba, April 1987; souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, Fidel Castro awarding an order to Kim Il Sung, March 10, 1986, border shows Jose Marti and kimilsungia. Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf stamp sets; 70,000 perf souvenir sheets; 2,000 imperf sets.

May 1: Korean National Dishes, 3w, glutinous rice cake; 30w, tongkimchi; 70w, sinsollo; souvenir sheet with 1.20w stamp, Pyongyang raengmyon, border shows Okryu Restaurant. Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets.

May 19: Monument to Victory in the Battle of Musan Area, souvenir sheet with 90w stamp, monument. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 80,000 perf; 500 imperf.

May 20: Insects, pane of four se-tenant stamps, 15w, Pantala flavescens; 70w, Tibicen japonicus; 220, Hylotrupes dichotomus; 300w, Lycaena dispar; 705w booklet, contents not reported. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets; 2,000 perf booklets; 500 each imperf and booklets without covers.

May 30: Ryangchon Temple, 3w, Manse Pavilion; 12w, three Buddhist statues; 40w, picture of Buddha on wall; 50w, Buddha with four Buddhist saints; souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, Taeung Hall, border shows painting of dance and music. Designers, An Chol, Kong Kyong Su; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets.

June 1: Song We Are One, souvenir sheet with 60w stamp, words and music to the song, border shows Lake Chon on Mount Paektu and Lake Paekrok on Mount Hall. Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf; 2,000 imperf.

June 10: Animals, 3w, tiger; 70w, bear; 150w, wild boar; 230w, roe deer; 468w booklet, contents not reported. Designers, Kim Myong Sik; Ha Kyong Guk; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 120,000 perf stamp sets; 2,000 imperf sets; 2,000 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

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