Archive for the ‘Korea, South (ROK)’ Category
This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.
See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28
Koo Sang Bon sent me this nice FDC from South Korea, thank you! The cover was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on September 6 and arrived on September 24, 2012.
See also: #580 South Korea 12/04/05
Thank you, Koo Sang Bon, for sending this beautiful FDC from South Korea! It was posted in Gyeongju (경주) on November 21 and arrived on November 29, 2012.
Thank you, Ahn Jung Min, for sending this nice FDC from South Korea! It was issued in Gangnam District (강남) of Seoul (서울) on June 6 and arrived on June 16, 2011.
The stamp commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Shinheung Military Academy. The stamp shows the school song of the Shinheung Military Academy and the Shinheung Fellow Student Corps.
The top three stamps are part of the set “Fascinating Tourist Destinations”, which is the second part of a series and was issued on June 20, 2012. The stamps depict the Dinosaur Ridge on Mt. Seoraksan, the Gungnamji Pond in Buyeo, and the Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch.
The definitive on the bottom commemorates the lily Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum.
This set of nice FDCs from South Korea was sent to me by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted in Taego Dalseo on April 5 and arrived on April 16, 2012.
The stamp set is entitled “Old & Historic Trees of Korea”. It is the fourth set of this series. More info on the historic trees can be found here.
The stamps are part of a set, which commemorates the Korean cartoon series “Pororo the Little Penguin“.
It was issued on September 14 and arrived on September 20, 2010.
For more info see article #400.
More info can be found here.
The stamps and first day cancellation commemorate the centennial of the death of the Korean independence activist and nationalist Ahn Jung-geun (1879-1910).
The FDC and stamps were issued on May 6, 2010. It commemorates “Korea’s Skating Victories at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games“, namely:
Kim Yu Na, who with impeccably perfect form rose to the position of the undisputed queen of world figure skating. Mo Tae Bum, Lee Seung Hoon, and Lee Sang Hwa who emerged as new hopes in speed skating. Lee Jung Su, Sung Si Bak, Lee Ho Suk, Kwak Yoon Gy, Kim Seoung Il, Lee Eun Byul, and Park Seung Hi who carried on Korea’s rightful reputation as the global power in short-track. (text of FDC info sheet)
The left stamp was issued in 1997. The middle stamp is of the Korea/Mongolia/Kazakhstan joint issue set (issued June 13, 2009). I already wrote about this issue in this article. The right stamp was issued on May 27, 2005. It commemorates the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (Ulsan 2005) and depicts the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus).