New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, April 24, 2006, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Oct. 24, 2005: United Nations 60th Anniversary, 15 won,
U.N. emblem, dove with letter.
Designer, Jo Son Il;
offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 stamps, plus 1,000 imperforate.

Oct. 31: Historic Relics and Remains in Kaesong/Part 1, two panes of seven stamps each (denominations not reported), pane 1, different views of Ryongthong Temple; pane 2 (one stamp is circular), items and views of Songgyungwan.
Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets.

Nov. 18: Historic Relics and Remains in Kaesong/Part 2, pane of 12 stamps, denominations not reported, different buildings and locations; pane of six stamps, denominations not reported (border shows waterfall), different relics and remains of Pakyon Falls; pane of five stamps, one circular, denominations not reported, different items from and views of mausoleum of King Wanggon.
Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets.

Dec. 15: Visit of Chinese President Hu Juntao, souvenir sheet with three 35w stamps, different photographs of Kim Jong Il and Hu; and one 102w stamp, the two leaders shaking hands.
Designer, Han Song Rim; Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 sheets, plus 1,000 imperforate.

Jan. 1, 2006: New Year, 3w, Sunrise above Hyando Peak, Mount Paektu.
Designer, An Chol; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 stamps, plus 2,000 imperforate.

Jan. 1: Year of the Dog, 3w, Phungsan dog; 70w, Jindo dog; souvenir sheet with 130w stamp, English toy spaniel; pane of five stamps, aforementioned 3w, 70w and 130w stamps, plus 15w, Braco Italiano; 100w, East Siberian laika; 318w booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Han Song Rim; offset; Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets, 1,000 booklets, 500 booklets without covers, 500 imperforate booklets, 50 imperforate booklets without covers.

Jan. 17: Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League 60th Anniversary, souvenir sheet with three se-tenant stamps showing Kim Il Sung, 3w, addressing first representativesí meeting of Democratic Youth League of North Korea; 111w, visiting students of Kim Il Sung University; 150w, handing of torch of revolution; souvenir sheet with 128w stamp, painting of Kim John Il and youth.
Designers, An Chol, Kong Kyong Su; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets.

Feb. 16: Birthday of Kim Jong Il, 3w, John Il Peak surrounded by flowers; souvenir sheet with four se-tenant stamps showing flowers, 12w, Jacobís ladder; 45w, morning star lily; 100w, dandelion; 140w, Parnassia paulstris.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 sets, plus 1,000 imperforate sets.

March 5: Law on Agrarian Reform 60th Anniversary, 12w, farmland, blossoms; souvenir sheet with 150w stamp, Kim Il Sung talking with farmer.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp; 20,000 sets, plus 2,000 imperforate stamps and 1,000 imperforate souvenir sheets.

March 12: First North Korean Postage Stamps 60th Anniversary, souvenir sheet with 158w stamp, stamp-on-stamp design of 1956 50-chon Rose of Sharon stamp (Scott 3).
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 20,000 sheets, plus 1,000 imperforate.

South Korea

March 15, 2006: Koreaís Eight Key Export Industries, eight se-tenant 220-won stamps, automobile; semiconductor; petrochemicals; cell phone, electronics; machinery; shipbuilding; steel industry; textile industry.
Designer, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 320,000 sets.

April 14: Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo 2006, se-tenant pair of 220w stamps, iguandon; megaraptor.
Designer, Jae-yong Shin; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1,280,000 million sets.

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