KPC3367: Centennial Anniversary of Korea Provisional Government

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 11 April 2019 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Provisional Government. The event commemorated with this stamp’s release is directly related to another event of 100 years ago, the March First Movement of 1919, also commemorated by a recent stamp release.

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KPC3359: 100th Anniversary of the March First Movement

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 28 February 2019 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the March First Movement of 1919. Also known as the Sam-il (3-1) Movement (Hangul: 삼일 운동), this was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the rule of Korea by Japan from 1910 into 1919. 

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KPC3343: The 150th anniversary of General Hong Bum Do’s birth

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 October 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of General Hong Bum Do’s birth. Hong Beom-do (August 27, 1868 – October 25, 1943), was a Korean independence activist born in Chasong, North Pyongan. Hong organized a resistance force named the Righteous Army during the Japanese occupation of […]

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KPC3341-3342: Postal Culture Week

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 2 October 2018 KoreaPost released two commemorative stamps for “Postal Culture Week”, promoting the idea of writing letters by hand instead of typing letters on a computer. For us, philatelists, this is especially important: the small number of letters being written these days means most children never see an […]

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KPC3340: 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 1 October 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December 1948 the United Nations adopted the text of the Universal Declaration, which became an official day (“Human Rights Day”) in South Korea in 1973. 

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KPC3339: The 200th anniversary of Jeong Yakyong’s return from exile and book publication

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 14 September 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jeong Yakyong’s return from exile in the autumn of 1818 and publication of his best-known book Mokminsimseo (목민심서, 牧民心書) about how and why government officials should fight against poverty. 

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