New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, Sepiember 4, 2006, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

March 4: Kim Jong Ilís Unofficial Visit to China,
Pane of six se-tenant stamps,
3 won, visiting Crop Research Institute;
12w, at optical fiber workshop;
35w, at Three Gorges Dam on Yantze River;
70w, at Guangzhou International Conference and Exhibition Center;
100w, at Gree Air Conditioner Production Co.;
120w, at Yandian Port;
Souvenir sheet with 102w stamp, meeting Hu Jintao.
Designer, Choe Chol Man; offset, printer not reported; 50,000 perforated sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

March 15: Mount Kumgang,
3w, Pibong Falls;
12w, Podok hermitage;
35w, Sokka peak;
50w, Jipson peak;
70w, Chongsok rocks;
100w, Sejon peak;
120w, Chonhwa rocks;
140w, Piro peak.
Designers, Kong Kyong Su, Kim Hae Yong, Jon Kum Hui;
offset, printer not reported; 30,000 perf sets; 1,000 imperf sets.

April 15: Kim Il Sungís 94th Birth Anniversary,
3w, bees and kimilsungia flowers.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, printer not reported; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

May 5: Restoration of the Fatherland 70th Anniversary,
3w, site of the Donggang meeting, declaration.
Designer, Han Song Rim; offset, printer not reported; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

May 21: Pothong River Improvement Project,
12w, monument to the project, landscape of Pothong riverside.
Designer, Jom Kum Hui; offset, printer not reported; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

June 6: Korean Childrenís Union 60th Anniversary,
3w, red necktie and badge.
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset, printer not reported; 20,000 perf; 1,000 imperf.

SOUTH KOREA

Aug. 3: Philately Week,
Two se-tenant 220-won stamps with optically variable ink,
Different designs with heart-shaped fingerprints and flowers;
Souvenir sheet, contains the two stamps.
Designer, Jae-yong Shin; gravure in sheets of 15, Korea Minting & Security Printing;
700,000 stamp sets (one stamp was printed in quantities of 800,000, the other 700,000); 320,000 souvenir sheets.

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