KPC3414-3415: Korea-Croatia Joint Issue

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 29 August 2019 KoreaPost issued two stamps commemorating the relationship between Korea and Croatia through a joint issue of two stamps at the new value of 380 won.

KoreaPost released the stamps in a commemorative (souvenir) stamp sheet of 20 (4×5) stamps of 380 won each, printed by Cartor for POSA:

Stamp sheet for KPC3414-3415.

The details of the stamp as listed at the time of this publication:

한국-크로아티아 공동우표

우표번호 3414
종수 16
발행량 820,000
디자인 설악산국립공원
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도
전지구성 5×4
디자이너 유지형
발행일 2019. 8. 29.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 40mm × 30mm
인면 40mm × 30mm
천공 13 x 13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국-크로아티아 공동우표

우표번호 3415
종수 16
발행량 820,000
디자인 벨레비트국립공원
인쇄 및 색수 평판/4도
전지구성 5×4
디자이너 유지형
발행일 2019. 8. 29.
액면가격 380원
우표크기 40mm × 30mm
인면 40mm × 30mm
천공 13 x 13¼
용지 평판원지
인쇄처 POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

KoreaPost also released this English language introduction to this issue:

Korea Post will jointly issue commemorative postage stamps with Croatia, a country also known as the hidden gem of the Adriatic Sea. The stamps will feature two native plants that can be found in these two countries respective national parks.

The Seoraksan National Parks vast expanse, which amounts up to 398 km in total, boasts one of the most spectacular sceneries in Korea, with its awe-inspiring thirty mountain peaks, including the tallest peak, Daecheongbong. In 1982, the park was listed in UNESCOs World Network of Biosphere Reserves. In Korea, Pinus Pumila, commonly known as the dwarf stone pine, can be found only in Mt. Seorak. This shrub has leaves that are shorter than those of other types of pine trees, and the branches that grow horizontally. Because the plant grows in a cold, dry environment at a high altitude of 1,500 m above sea level, it is deemed to be particularly vulnerable to the threat of global warming, and the habitat of the dwarf stone pine is managed by designating as the protective area.

The Northern Velebit National Park encompasses 109 km of Velebit Mountain, the longest mountain in Croatia that was included to the World Network of Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The Velebit Botanical Garden, which is located at 1,480 m above sea level, houses around 300 plant species. Velebit Pink (Dianthus velebiticus) which will be featured in our commemorative stamps, is a native plant that only grows in Velebit National Park and the mountains area of Licka Pljesivica. The plant is often found in rocky grasslands, and its stalks grow straight and can range from 30 cm to 65 cm in length. One stalk can bear about six to ten flower buds. Its pink flowers bloom from early June to late August, coloring Velebit National Park in a dazzling pink.

Our mutual responsibility to protect nature is not bound by borders. With the joint issuance of these commemorative stamps, Korea Post wishes to let the world know of the beautiful nature that can be found in Croatia and the Republic of Korea, and we sincerely hope that the friendship of these two countries will continue to blossom.

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

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8 thoughts on “KPC3414-3415: Korea-Croatia Joint Issue

  1. I need Korea & Croatia issue on FDC ( 2 pieces ), MC ( if exists )2 x.
    In exchange I can offer illustrated official postcards ( 2 in a set ) for Korea & Croatia issue, or anything else from Croatian Philately .

    1. Actually, I don’t think KoreaPost creates maxi-cards, but given that someone asked for it apparently the Croatian post does (although it is not listed in the German language advertisement shown above). However, the North Korean postal service does sometimes create maximum-cards.

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