New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, May 19, 2008, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Jan. 1, 2007: Year of the Pig,
3 won, 45w, souvenir sheet with 70w stamp, souvenir sheet with the three aforementioned stamps and a 130w stamp, various pigs;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Jo Son Il; offset, printer not reported.

Feb. 16: Birthday of Kim Jong Il,
3w, Kimjongilhwa begonia; souvenir sheet with four se-tenant stamps, 12w, 70w, 100w, 140w, continuous design of Mount Paektu, music.
Designer, Choe Choi Man; offset, printer not reported.

Feb. 28: Joint Editorial,
3w, symbols of industry, emblem.
Offset, printer not reported.

March 5: Butterflies,
15w, Callicore selima; 85w, Morpho rhetenor; 110w, Atrophaneura alcinous; 160w, Pamassius bremeri;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, printer not reported.

March 10: World Heritage,
souvenir sheet with four stamps, 3w, 70w, 130w, 160w, views of and paintings from the tomb of King Kogukwon;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, An Chol; offset, printer not reported.

March 23: Yun I-Sang’s Birth Anniversary,
12w, house.
Offset, printer not reported.

March 26: Beethoven,
80w, the composer, music.
Offset in sheets of eight, printer not reported.

April 15: Birthday of Kim Il Sung,
3w, birthplace, flowers; souvenir sheet with 130w stamp, with family; souvenir sheet with four se-tenant stamps, 45w, 70w, 100w, 160w, various paintings of the leader, including on horseback.
Designer, Han Song Rim; offset, printer not reported.

April 20: Animals,
3w, Sciurus vulgaris; 12w, Muscardinus avellanarius; 20w, Hypogeomys antimena; 30w, Lemniscomys striatus; 40s, Pedetes capensis; 50w, Rattus norvegicus; 80w, Eliomys quercinus; 102w, Micromys minutus.
Offset, printer not reported.

April 25: Korean People’s Army,
12w, soldiers, flag; 80w, Kim Il Sung; 100w, Kim Jong Il and soldiers; souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung.
Offset, printer not reported.

May 10: Bird Flu Prevention,
85w, medical person, ambulance, chicken, duck, dog, pig.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, printer not reported.

May 20: First Currency 60th Anniversary,
pane of eight stamps, 3w, 12w, 35w, 50w, 70w, 110w, 130w, 160w showing banknotes of 1947, 1959, 1978 and 1992.
Designer, Han Song Rim; offset, printer not reported.

June 4: Siege in the Battle of Pochonobo,
souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, Kim Il Sung.
Offset, printer not reported.

July 1: Fish,
15w, Naso lituratus; 50w, Carassius auratus; 110w, A. citrinellus V. synspilum; 200w, Symphysodon discus;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Jon Kum Hui; offset, printer not reported.

July 14: Lee Chun,
110w, portrait, protest against Japan.
Offset, printer not reported.

July 20: Fossils,
souvenir sheet with four stamps, 15w, tetraeorallia; 70w, neuropteridium; 130w, yoldia; 200w, mandible fossil of rhinoceros;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, printer not reported.

Aug. 3: Orchids,
souvenir sheet with four stamps, 3w, Oncidium wyattianum; 70w, Cymbidium carnum; 127w, Dendrobium thyrsaflorum; 140w, Dendrobium Kodama;
Booklet, contents not reported.
Offset, printer not reported.

Sept. 10: Women’s Soccer,
souvenir sheet with round 12w stamp, souvenir sheet with five round stamps, 12w, 40w, 70w, 110w, 140w, soccer scenes.
Designers, An Chol, Pak Chol Song; offset, printer not reported.

Sept. 26: Flora (joint issue with Russia),
souvenir sheet with four se-tenant 30w stamps, Glodiolus grandavensis; Iris ensata; Rosa hybrida; Nelumbo nucifera.
Offset, printer not reported.

SOUTH KOREA

March 26, 2008: African Savanna,
round pane that can be folded into fan with four se-tenant 250-won self-adhesive stamps, masks; leopard; zebra; elephant.
Designer, Jiwon Mo; gravure, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 560,000 sets.

April 10: Philakorea 2009 Asian International Stamp Exhibition;
Korean Traditional Dances, four 250w stamps, buchaechum fan dance; salpurichum dance for spiritual cleansing; seungmu monk’s dance; taepyeongmu dance of peace;
Souvenir sheet, contains the four stamps se-tenant.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 560,000 stamp sets; 320,000 souvenir sheets.

April 22: Mailboxes of the Future;
Children’s Designs, two 250w stamps, mailbox as manned space ship flying over city by Lau Tsun Yin; people joining hands, mailbox with hearts, computer, peace dove flying over city by Hamzah D. Marbella.
Designer, Jiwon Mo; gravure and offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million sets.

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