New Issues - Asia

Edited Extract from:
LINN's Stamp News, October 6, 2008, edition.

By Denise McCarty

North Korea

Oct. 15, 2007: Beijing Olympics,
3 won (the stamps are circular), 12w, 30w, 70w, 140w, the mascots. Offset.

Nov. 1: Folk Furniture,
3w, 12w, 40w, 70w, 110w, 130w, various pieces. Offset.

Nov. 5: Traditional Food of Hamyong Province,
12w, 50w, 70w, 110w, potato cakes and other dishes. Offset.

Nov. 10: Korean Summit,
Souvenir sheet with 170w stamp, presidents of North and South Korea. Offset.

Nov. 15: Arirang Festival,
12w, 50w, 120w, 155w, various festival scenes. Offset.

Nov. 18: Paintings,
3w, Plowing A Rice Field;
12w, Mat Plaiting;
70w, Threshing;
130w, Archery. Offset.

Dec. 16: Visit of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam,
Souvenir sheet with 120w stamp, Nong Duc Manh and Kim Jong Il. Offset.

Dec. 24: Kim Jong Suk 90th Birth Anniversary,
3w, birthplace souvenir sheet with 30w, 70w and 110w stamps, various scenes. Offset.

Jan. 1, 2008: New Year/Juche Idea,
3w, flag, buildings. Offset.

Jan. 15: Saenal Newspaper 80th Anniversary,
85w, students, newspaper, Mount Paektu, youth league flag. Offset.

Jan. 30: Joint Editorial,
two 3w stamps, flag, medal, Juche Tower; soldiers, gun, grain;
two 12w, soldiers and workers; soldier with bayonet;
30w, woman, produce, bottles, jars of food;
120w, musicians playing accordion and drum, children playing soccer;
135w, people celebrating. Offset.

Feb. 5: Parrots,
15w, Melopsittacus;
85w, Agapornis roseicollis;
155w, Agapornis personata;
170w, Melopsittacus undulatus pair. Offset.

Feb. 15: Naming of Kimjongilia Flower 20th Anniversary,
souvenir sheet with 85w stamp, Kim Il Sun and Kim Jong Il in flower garden. Offset.

SOUTH KOREA

Aug. 14, 2008: Founding of the Republic of Korea 60th Anniversary,
250 won, emblem, Korea.
Designer, Gi-seok Lee; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

Aug. 29: Korean Language Society 100th Anniversary,
250w, Hannara Mal by Sigyeong Ju, calligraphy by Huihwan Seo.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; gravure in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

Sept. 1: Seoul Waterworks 100th Anniversary,
250w, water faucet, glass, drops of water, map.
Designer, Sojeong Kim; offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

Sept. 2: 14th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships,
250w, participant, wave receiver.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; offset in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.

Sept. 5: Extreme Sports/Part 3/Snowboarding,
four se-tenant 250w self-adhesive stamps showing snowboarding techniques,
carving turn, indy grab; nose grab; air.
Designer, Eunkyung Park; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 600,000 sets.

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