PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

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Title: PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition
Date of Issue: 30 July 2009
Country: Korea
Denominations: 250 won x 6

The PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition will be held from July 30 to August 4 2009 at the Indian Hall, COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center), Seoul. Hosted by Korea Post and the Philatelic Federation of Korea, under the patronage of FIAP (Federation of Inter-Asian Philately) and with recognition from the FIP (Federation Internationale de Philatelie), PHILAKOREA 2009 marks the first hosting of the Asian international stamp exhibition by Korea. Along with PHILAKOREA 2009, the FIAP Congress and Exco Meeting will be held. FIAP, the federation of Asian countries’ philatelic federations, currently has 32 member countries. At this Exhibition, participated by about 30 countries, FIAP, postal authorities and stamp dealers will display 1,265 frames of stamp exhibits in the competitive class and 64 frames of stamp exhibits in the non-competitive class, with stamps from around the world being introduced and sold. Held under the theme of “Humans, Nature, and Stamps,” and presenting not only stamp-related programs but various performances and events planned for the general public, PHILAKOREA 2009 was designed to serve as a festival for all family members to enjoy and explore Asia’s stamp culture.

The stamps issued to commemorate PHILAKOREA 2009 will feature several Yeongmohwa (a type of drawing that depicts birds and animals - notable paintings that are representative of Korea’s 19th century paintings) including Jang Seung-Eop’s Ssangchido that portrays a cock-peasant and a pheasant hen and Hochido that shows eagles (both kept in Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art), as well as Hong Se-Seop’s Jurodo that displays the sacred ibis and Yuapdo that shows swimming ducks (both kept in the National Museum of Korea).

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