Some North Korean perforation varieties (early issues)

North Korea

This short note is just to illustrate the variety of perforations that occur in early issues of North Korea. The four stamps in question are the small portrait regular issues of 1959, a 10 won value and new currency values of 2 chon, 5 chon and 10 chon. Shown in the table are the stamp number by SG/Michel/Scott, and the varieties noted in these three catalogues, 1 = SG, 2 = Michel and 3 = Scott. Examples I have seen, based on a rather small sample, are indicated by an X. Gibbons’ perf.10 is assumed to subsume the more accurate perf.10.25. The Korean catalogue lists all four stamps as perf. 11 and imperf. only. 

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