The following information was extracted from LINN's Stamp News, October 11, 2004 edition.

June 18: Unofficial Visit of Kim Jong Il to China, two panes of four stamps each,
Pane 1, 3w, shaking hands with Hu Jintao;
12w, meeting Jiang Zemin;
40w, meeting Wu Bangguo;
60w, received by Huang Guo and others at guesthouse;
Pane 2, 3w, meeting Wen Jiabao;
12w, meeting Jia Qinglin;
40w, meeting Zeng Qinghong;
60w, inspecting the city of Tianjin;
Souvenir sheet with 74w stamp, meeeting Hu Jintao;
320w booklet, contents not reported.
Designer, Kim Hae Yong; offset, Korea Stamp Corp.; 30,000 perf sets; 3,500 imperf sets; 8,000 perf booklets; 700 imperf; 500 booklets without covers; 50 imperf booklets without covers.

 

Technical Details extracted from Stanely Gibbons:
Unofficial Visit of the Leader Kim Jong II to the People's Republic of China

2 sheetlets + miniature sheet + booklet:

Issue Date: 18 June 2004
Series: -
Colour: -
Printing: offset
Paper: -
Watermark: -
Gum: -
Stamp size:
M/S size: 90 x 120 mm
M/S stamp size: 60 x 42 mm
Sheetlet size: 158 x 130 mm
Sheetlet stamp size: 54 x 45 mm
Booklet size: 125 x 95 mm
FDC size: 230 x 160 mm
Stamp Cards size: 100 x 150 mm
Perforation: perf & imperf
Designs Sheetlets: Won 3:
Won 12:
Won 40:
Won 60:
Designs M/S: Won 74
Designs Stamp Cards: Won 3
Won 3
Won 12
Format: -
Sheet: -
Stemp Quantity: -
M/S Quantity: 30.000 (Perf)
3.500 (Imperf)
Sheetlet Quantity: 30.000 (perf) each design
3.500 (Imperf) each design
Booklet Quantity: 8.000(Perf)
700(Imperf)
500(Perf without cover)
50(Imperf without cover)
FDC Quantity: 4.000
Stamp Cards Quantity: 10.000 each design (3)
Designer M/S: Kim Hae Yong
Designer Sheetlets: Choe Choi Man
Designer Booklet: Kim Hae Yong
Designer FDC: Choe Choi Man
Designer Stamp Cards: Kim Hae Yong
Printers: -
First Day Postmark: -

Unofficial Visit of the Leader Kim Jong Il to the People's Republic of China

Leader Kim Jong II, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea paid unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China from April 19 to 21, Juche 93(2004) at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the PRC.

Leader Kim Jong Il's unofficial visit to China will strengthen and develop the traditional DPRK-China friendship and be brilliantly recorded in the annals of the DPRK-China friendship.

SHEETLET 1:
3 won stamp: After the welcome performance is over, Kim Jong Il steps on to the stage with Hu Jintao and warmly shakes hands with him.
12 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong Il meets Jiang Zemin.
40 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong Il meets Wu Bangguo.
60 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong II is received by Huang Guo and other Chinese leading cadres at the guesthouse.

SHEETLET 2:
3 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong 11 meets Wen Jiabao.
12 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong II meets Jia Qinglin.
40 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong Il meets and has cordial talks with Zeng Qinghong.
60 won stamp: Leader Kim Jong II inspects the developing city of Tianjin.

MINIATURE SHEET:
74 won miniature sheet: Leader Kim Jong Il meets Hu Jintao.

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