Title: 2006 FIFA World Cup-Germany 
Type
4 Stamps 
KSC#
4451A-
4451D 
Scott#
 
Date of Issue
06/09/2006 
Quantity
 
Denomination
3 won,
130 won,
160 won, &
210 won 
Design
Two opponent soccer players
involved in different plays 
Designer
An Chol 
Image Area
33 x 45 mm 
Perforation
13.25,12 
and Imperforated
Printing process
and colors
Off-set 
Description

As reported by The Korea Times, Seoul, June 8, 2006

North Korea Issues World Cup Stamps:

SEOUL (Yonhap) _ North Korea has published four kinds of stamps in commemoration of the 18th World Cup finals in Germany, according to the (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 6.

The stamps show football players from different countries who distinguished themselves in previous world soccer championships, the KCNA said.

The respective face values of the stamps are 3 won, 130 won, 160 won and 210 won, it added. The official exchange rate of one U.S. dollar in North Korea is about 140-150 won.

However, one dollar on the black market is worth 1,500- 3,000 won, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which deals with North Korean affairs.

The North has issued stamps related to international sporting events since the 1980s for the purpose of earning foreign currency.

In a related development, North Korea recently asked the South Korean government to help broadcast the upcoming FIFA World Cup there.

06-08-2006 21:01

As shown on Herrick's Web-Site, Sept. 20, 2006: