(News from 조선우표사 / Korea Stamp Corporation) The Korea Stamp Corporation has published a stamp series showing Korean folk customs from “the period of the feudal Joson dynasty” and Koguryo.
According to Korea Stamp Corporation, “Folk games Koreans have played traditionally include hunting contest, ssirum (Korean style of wrestling), tug of war, jumping seesaw, swinging, janggi (Korean chess), paduk (go), yut, konu, singing and dancing by peasants, top-spinning, rope skipping, kite flying and sleighing.” The Korean terms for these activities are 사냥경기, 씨름, 바줄당기기, 널뛰기, 그네뛰기, 장기, 바둑, 윷놀이, 고누, 농악놀이, 팽이치기, 줄넘기, 연띄우기 and 썰매타기.
The stamps in the series have the following value/design:
- 50 won stamp: Hunting contest (In the period of Koguryo)
- 50 won stamp: Ssirum (Korean Wrestling) (In the period of the feudal Joson dynasty)
- 50 won stamp:Tug of War (In the period of the feudal Joson dynasty)
- 50 won stamp: Jumping Seesaw (In the period of the feudal Joson dynasty)
|1. Stamps (4 values)|
Date of Issue: November 22 Juche 108 (2019)
Stock No.: 5224-5227
Size: 59.5 x 31.5 mm
Denomination: 50 won x 4
Price: $2.00 (4 stamps perf.)
Designer: Kim Won Myong, Kang Chol U
Sheet Composition: 4 x 5
Quantity: 4/30.000 (Perf.), 4/2.000 (Imperf.)
Size: 162 x 114 mm
Designer: Kang Chol U
The stamps are also available on FDC:
The new issue stamp leaflet for this issue was also released:
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