KPC3391: 18th FINA World Championships – Gwangju

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 July 2019 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the 18th FINA World Championships, held in Gwangju from July 12-28 2019. According to the FINA website “The Organisers have announced that about 4,500 athletes and officials from around 190 countries have registered for the World Championships, the largest ever hosted […]

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KPC3388-3390: 380 / 470 / 2180 won values (regular issues)

(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 1 July 2019 KoreaPost released three new stamps for the current regular stamp series with values of 380, 470 and 2180 won. These stamps were introduced to fit in with recent changes in the pricing of postal services. For instance, 50 won were added to the basic rate (25 […]

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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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