New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, Sept. 17, 2007, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

April 13, 2006: Belgica 2006 World Youth Stamp Exhibition,
10 140-won stamps, writer Jules Verne; owl, mushrooms, Scout emblem; orchids and butterflies; prehistoric man, minerals; dog and cat; Sunflowers by Van Gogh; soccer ball, chess piece, table tennis paddle and ball; dolphin; rescue vehicle; modern train, city.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

June 9: World Cup Soccer, Germany,
3w, 130w, 160w, 210w, various soccer scenes.
Designer, An Chol; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

June 12: Kim Chol Ju 90th Birth Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 170w stamp, picture of the revolutionary fighter and another person.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

July 27: Song For the Sake of One and Only Motherland,
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, soldier running up a hill.
Designer, Jon Son Il; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Aug. 10: Circus,
Pane of four stamps, 3w, 12w, 130w, 200w, various circus acrobats, including trapeze artists.
Designer, Choe Choi Man; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Aug. 12: National Food,
3w, kimchi; 12w, umegi; 130w, rice cake dumpling covered with bean paste; 200w, sweet rice dish.
Designer, Choe Choi Man; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Aug. 20: Whales,
3w, Megatera nodosa; 70w, Balaenoptera musculus; 160w, Physeter catodon; 240w, Inia geoffrensis.
Designer, O. Sol Rim; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Sept. 1: Motorcycles,
3w, 102w, 150w, 240w, various motorcycles.
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Sept. 2: Sinking of General Sherman 140th Anniversary,
130w, the United States marine merchant schooner on fire.
Designer, O. Sol Rim; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Sept. 10: Owls,
12w, Tyto alba; 111w, Strix uralensis; 130w, Strix aluco; 160w, Nytea scandiaca.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Oct. 1: Founding of Kim Il Sung University,
Souvenir sheet with 70w stamp, statue of Kim Il Sung.
Designers, Ho Song Gill, Kim Hae Yong, Pak Chol Song; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Oct. 2: Famous Koreans,
3w (the stamps show portraits in foreground and scenes in background), Ulji Mundok; 12w, So Hui; 35w, Kim Ung So; 70w, Kang Kam Chan; 102w, Yongae Somun; 130w, Ri Kyu Bo; 160w, Mun Ik Jom.
Designers, Kim Myong Sik, Jon Kum Hui, An Chol, Kame Hae Yong, Choe Chol Man, Han Song Rim, O. Sol Rim; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Oct. 17: Down-With-Imperalism Union 80th Anniversary,
3w, banner of the union, trees; souvenir sheet with three stamps, 70w, founding of the union; 102w circular stamp, Kim Il Sung; first victory.
Designers, Jo Son Il; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Oct. 18: Red Cross Society of North Korea 60th Anniversary,
30w, flag, vehicles, boat, world map.
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Oct. 21: Secondary Education System for Koreans in Japan 60th Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 110w stamp, different scenes with students.
Designer, Choe Choi Man; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Nov. 4: World Heritage/Part 1,
Pane of five stamps, 3w, king; 70w, queen; 130w, Subak military art; 135w, procession; 160w, kitchen.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Nov. 4: Josan University 50th Anniversary,
Souvenir sheet with 110w stamp, the university.
Designer, Choe Choi Man; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Nov. 16: Belgica 2006 World Youth Stamp Exhibition/Owls,
12w, 111w, 130w, 160w, various owls.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

Dec. 24: Gift from Soldiers to Kim Jong Il,
Souvenir sheet with 130w stamp, the sculpture.
Designer, An Chol; offset perf and imperf, printer not reported.

SOUTH KOREA

July 10: Flora definitive,
70 won, Red bearberry (Arctous ruber) with fruit.
Designer, Junghwa Roh; gravure in sheets of 100, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 2 million.

Aug. 1: Philately Week,
Souvenir sheet with two se-tenant diamond-shaped 250w stamps with
stamp-on-stamp designs,
1884 5-mon stamp (Scott 1);
1884 10m stamp (2).
Designer, Gieseog Lee; gravure (stamps printed with light-sensitive ink that changes color when
exposed to light), Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1 million.

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