New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, December 27, 2004, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Aug. 10: Athens Olympics, pane of eight se-tenant stamps with four different designs,
3 won, boxing;
12w, soccer;
85w, track and field events;
140w, gymnastics;
Booklet, contains the four stamps.
Designer, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf stamp sets; 2,000 imperf stamp sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

Aug. 15: Fire Engines, two panes of four stamps, 3w, 12w, 40w, 105w, various fire engines;
Souvenir sheet with 97w stamp, fire engine;
Booklet, contains 3w, 12w, 40w and 105w stamps.
Designers, Kim Myong Sik, O Sol Rim; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf stamp sets; 2,000 imperf stamp sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

Aug. 20: Airplanes, pane of four se-tenant stamps,
3w, Airbus A340-600;
97w, Concorde;
104w, Graf Zeppelin II;
116w, Junkers Ju 52/em;
Booklet, contains the four stamps.
Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf stamp sets; 2,000 imperf stamp sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

Aug. 28: Singapore 2004, show emblem overprinted in border of Cactus pane issued June 2, 2004; 10,000 perf; 500 imperf.

Sept. 21: An Jung Gun 125th Birth Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 112w stamp, portrait of the martyr and writer.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 10,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

Sept. 22: Kim Jong Suk, the Eternal Bodyguard,
3w, pistol used by the anti-Japanese heroine;
Souvenir sheet with 97w stamp, portrait of the heroine, border shows flowers.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui, offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

Sept. 30: World Wildlife Fund, 3w, 97w, 104w, 120w,
different views of swan goose (Anser cygnoides);
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designers, Kam Hae Yong, Han Song Rim, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 100,000 perf stamp sets; 5,000 imperf stamp sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

Oct. 5: Simwon Temple,
3w, the temple;
Souvenir sheet with 97w stamp, Pogwana Hall, Buddhist statues.
Designer, Kong Kyong Sit; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets.

Nov. 5: Locomotives, pane of four se-tenant stamps, 15w, 40w, 75w, 150w,
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, various locomotives;
Booklet, contains 15w, 40w, 75w, 150w, 210w stamps, various locomotives.
Designer, O Sol Rim; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf stamp sets; 2,000 imperf stamp sets; 1,500 booklets; 500 each imperf booklets and booklets without covers.

Dec. 16: Repatriation of Korean Nationals in Japan 45th Anniversary,
12w, repatriation ship Mangyongbong, birds;
Souvenir sheet with 80w stamp, President Kim Il Sung with first returned children, border shows additional scenes.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 perf sets; 2,000 imperf sets.

South Korea

Nov. 1: Definitives,
190 won, Wonhwa rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacust), 2 million;
220w, cluster of wonhwa rose of Sharon, 15 million;
240w, Bulsae wonhwa rose of Sharon, 2 million;
310w, Cluster of bulsae rose of Sharon, 2 million;
1,520w, White porcelain with plum and bamboo design, 4 million.
Designers, So-jeong, Eun-kyung Park; gravure in sheets of 100, Korea Minting & Security Printing.

Nov. 1: My Own Stamp, five 2.20w stamps,
Korean Flag (sheets of 20 stamps and 20 labels that can be personalized,
and in sheets of 14 stamps with 14 small labels and one large label that can be personalized), 1 million;
Flowers for “Good luck” (sheets of 20 stamps and 20 labels that can be personalized.
and in sheets of 14 stamps with 14 small labels and one large label that can be personalized), 1 million;
Bee and flowers (sheets of 20 with 20 labels that can be personalized), 1 million;
Children and lotus flower (sheets of 14 stamps with 14 small labels and one large label that can be personalized), 700,000;
Lamb reading Bible, church (sheets of 14 stamps with 14 small labels and one large label that can be personalized), 700,000;
Pane of 20 220w stamps with four different designs and 20 se-tenant labels that can be personalized, faces of rabbit, dog, pig, frog;
Teddy bear, heart and “Happy”;
Baby dinosaur writing a letter;
Flower and envelope, 1 million sets.
Designers, Jae-yong Shin, Eun-kyung Park, Jung-hwa Roh, Ji-won Mo; gravure, Korea Minting & Security Printing;

Nov. 12: Orchids, se-tenant strip of four 220w aromatic stamps,
Goodyera maximowicziana Makino;
Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino;
Calanthe sieboldii Decne;
Bletilla striata Reichenb fill.
Designers, Jae-hak Kim, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 700,000.

Dec. 1: Year of the Rooster, 220w, hen and chicks;
Souvenir sheet, contains two stamps. Designer, Eun-kyun Park; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million stamps; 320,000 souvenir sheets.

Dec. 9: Registration of Korean Cultural Treasures as part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, two 310w stamps,
Daereungwon Tumuli Park, sculpture of creature, royal crown of Geumgwanchong, golden ornaments from Yangsan Geumjochong;
Anapji Pond, gold and bronze scissors, Buddhist sculpture, lion stone incense burner.
Designers, Hyun-tae Shin, In-chul Shin, So-jeong Kim; offset and intaglio in sheets of eight se-tenant stamps at the bottom,
and souvenir sheet with two stamps at the top,
Korea Minting & Security Printing; 850,000 stamp sets.

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