2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang: two years ago

South Korea

Held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, the 2018 Winter Olympics were a triumph for (South) Korea in two ways. Not only did it show a very modern and well-organized Korea, an image completely different from just one generation ago when Korea was still one of the poorest countries in the world, but it was also quite a triumph when it came to the number of medals won by Korea. Korea ended up number 7 overall with 5 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze medals.

KoreaPost was of course very eager to issue stamps for the Olympics. Stamps need publicity and here are the KoreaPost publicity materials from the 2018 stamps showing the Korean winners:

The Olympics also had to be opened of course. And for this occasion stamps were issued in February 2018:

And a cute way to include a stamp in a drawing:

The original stamp release was listed in May 2018.

KSS Korea Philately Editor
One of the earliest positions of the KSS. The position of editor of KP is, and has always been, the mainstay of the KSS.

3 thoughts on “2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang: two years ago

  1. Good evening,
    My name is Eduard Dutco, I am collector of Olympic Postage Stamps MHN ** Host Countries.
    I would like to know what exactly South Korea has been published regarding Olympic Games 2018. And is it possible to buy it somewhere?
    Thank you in advance.
    Respectfully,
    Eduard

    1. Hello Eduard, I don’t know if anyone has a complete list of these, but I see a number of Korea 2018 stamps and related material on the 2018 Olympics, including presentations packs on the online sites like eBay, Hipstamps and Delcampe. Robert

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