New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, October 11, 2004, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

NORTH KOREA:
Feb. 15, 2004: Joint Editorial, 3 won, train, tower, satellite antennae, city buildings, computer, wheat, hands, rifle. Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

April 20: Tok Islet of Korea, pane of three se-tenant stamps,
3w, map of eight provinces of Korea;
12w, western islet, birds;
106w, eastern islet, birds;
Souvenir sheet with circular 116w stamp,
Western and eastern islets, birds, border shows map, lighthouse,
253w booklet, contents not reported.
Designers, Ho Song Kil, Choe Chol Man; offset; Korea Stamp Corp.; 450,000 perf sets; 20,000 imperf sets; 14,000 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

June 2: Cacti, pane of four se-tenant stamps,
700w, Notocactus leninghausii Berg;
900w, Echinocactus grusonii Hildm;
100w, Gymnocalycium baldianum Speg;
140w, Mammillaria insularis Gates;
416w booklet, contents not reported.
Designers, Kim Chol Ung, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp; 30,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

June 18: Unofficial Visit of Kim Jong Il to China, two panes of four stamps each,
Pane 1, 3w, shaking hands with Hu Jintao;
12w, meeting Jiang Zemin;
40w, meeting Wu Bangguo;
60w, received by Huang Guo and others at guesthouse;
Pane 2, 3w, meeting Wen Jiabao;
12w, meeting Jia Qinglin;
40w, meeting Zeng Qinghong;
60w, inspecting the city of Tianjin;
Souvenir sheet with 74w stamp, meeeting Hu Jintao;
320w booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf sets; 3,500 imperf sets; 8,000 perf booklets; 700 imperf; 500 booklets without covers; 50 imperf booklets without covers.

June 19: Kim Jong Ilís Start of Work at the Central Committee of the Workersí Party of Korea 40th Anniversary,
3w, flag of the party, flowers, tower with flame;
Three panes of two stamps each:
Pane 1, 12w, at work;
100w, with pictures of monument at Samjiyon revolutionary battle sites;
Pane 2, 12w, looking at power stations in Jagang province;
100w, inspecting the front unit;
Pane 3, 12w, visiting Komdok mine;
100w, Kim Jong II;
Souvenir sheet with 130w stamp, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong II.
Designers, Choe Chol Man, Kim Hae Yong; 10,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

July 8: Kim Il Sung Will Always Be With Us,
3w, kimilsungia flowers, monument;
Four panes of two stamps each:
Pane 1, 12w, visiting Academy of Sciences with Kim Jong Il;
116w, on Mount Paektu with Kim Jong Il;
Pane 2, 12w, with workers;
116w, at Chongsan cooperative farm;
Pane 3, 12w, with soldiers;
116w, with children;
Pane 4, 12w, meeting with Mun Ik Hwan, advisor to the Coalition for National Democratic Monument;
116w, talking on telephone, globe;
souvenir sheet with 112w stamp, President Kim Il Sung waving.
Designers, Kim Chol Ung, Ho Song Kil, Kong Kyong Su; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

July 10: Kim Hyong Jik's 110th Birth Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 112w stamp,
monument of the revolutionary fighter with President Kim Il Sung, Mangyong Hill.
Designer, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

Aug. 10: Freshwater Fish,
3w, Carassius auratus;
12w, Tilapia nilotica;
140w, Ophiocephalus argus;
165w, Clarias gariepinus.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf set.

South Korea

SOUTH KOREA:
Sept. 24, 2004: Korean Bridges, four se-tenant 190-won stamps,
Jimcheon Nongdari Bridge;
Seungseongyo Bridge;
Geumcheongyo Bridge;
Jeongotgyo Bridge.
Designer, Gi-seok Lee; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printer; 560,000 sets.

Oct. 1: International Council of Museum 20th General Conference, Seoul,
190w, Buljo Jikji simche yojeol,
the second volume of Anthology of Great Buddhist Priestsí Zen Teachings, calligraphy.
Designer, Jung-hwa Roh; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

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