New Issues - Asia
Edited Extract from:North Korea
LINN's Stamp News, December 29, 2008, edition.
By Denise McCarty
Oct. 17: Celebrated Mountains of Korea/Part 5, four se-tenant 250-won stamps
featuring Mount Geumgangsan, panoramic view of eastern or outer Geumgangsan in spring;
Sangpaldam Pools in summer;
Manmulsang district in fall;
Gwimyeonam Rock in winter.
Designer, Eunkyung Park; photographer, Jeongsoo Lee; gravure in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 560,000 sets.
Oct. 27: Korean Film/Part 2, four se-tenant 250w stamps
showing scenes from the following films, Mother and a Guest, 1961;
The Seashore Village, 1965;
A Coachman, 1961;
The Wedding Day, 1956.
Designer, Junghwa Roh; offset in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 560,000 sets.
Oct. 28: 10th Conference of Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, 250w,
Boats, birds, Upo wetland.
Designer, Jaeyong Shin; offset in sheets of 16, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 1.6 million.
Nov. 6: Masks (joint issue with Hong Kong), two se-tenant 250w stamps,
Chwibari mask, Bongsan mask dance drama;
Big head Buddha mask, southern lion dance;
Designers, Freeman Lau, Junghwa Roh; gravure in sheets of 10, Korea Minting & Security Printing; 850,000 sets.
Dec. 1: New Year’s Greetings/Year of the Ox, 250w,
Symbolic ox, snow, 1.6 million; souvenir sheet, contains two stamps, 320,000.
Designer, Eunkyung Park; gravure with glow-in-the-dark ink in sheets of 20, Korea Minting & Security Printing.
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