New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, April 30, 2007, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

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SOUTH KOREA

Feb. 28, 2007: Old Maps of Korea, pane of nine stamps with four different designs,
480 won, map by Aguk Chong-do
520w, 1861 map by Daedong Yeoji Jeon-do;
580w, sixth-century map by Paldo Chong-do;
600w, 1402 map by Honilgangni Yeokdae Gukdo-jido.
Designer, Junghwa Roh; gravure, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 300,000 stamp sets.

March 15: Daehan Hospital 100th Anniversary,
250w, the hospital.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

March 16: Ninth Asia Pacific Orchid Conference,
250, Cypripedium agnicapitatum Y. lee.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

March 19: Year of Biology,
250w, chromosome and DNA, silhouettes of sunflower, green frog, brown-banded butterflyfish and stag beetle; souvenir sheet, contains two like stamps.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million stamps; 320,000 souvenir sheets.

March 21: My Stamp, three 250w stamps,
Clover, printed in sheets of nine with se-tenant labels that can be personalized, 700,000;
Pig with flower, kerchief, printed in sheets of nine with se-tenant labels that can be personalized, 900,000;
Bee on sunflower, printed in sheets of 14 and sheets of 20 with labels that can be personalized, 1 million.
Designers, Jiwon Mo, Park Eunkyung, Jaeyong Shin; gravure, Korea Minting & Security Printing.

March 30: Traditional Wedding Costumes (joint issue with Singapore),
eight se-tenant stamps, four 250w stamps representing Singaporian wedding costumes,
Chinese couple, red dress with phoenix motif;
Indian couple, red dress;
Malayan couple in turquoise blue;
Eurasian couple in gray suit and white dress;
the other four stamps show Korean couples of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) with different backgrounds,
480w, sun, moon and five mountains;
520w, peonies; 580w, ducks;
600w, mandarin ducks.
Designers, Yeo-whan Yun, So-jeong Kim; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 300,000 sets.

April 5: Opening of the Fortress Wall, Mount Bugaksan, Seoul,
250w, Sukjeongmun Gate (North Gate of Seoul).
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

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