Aug 14, 2014

Korea FDC on "PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

South Korea

PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition

Date of Issue : 7 August 2014

PHILAKOREA 2014 celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Postal Service of Korea is the fourth exhibition of its kind held in the country. PHILAKOREA 2014 displays 545 stamp exhibits and more than 200,000 stamps submitted from 68 countries.

PHILAKOEA 2014 commemorative stamps feature “Arirang,” a lyrical folk song of Korea designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012. For the first time, this PHILAKOREA 2014 commemorative stamp is printed on the traditional Korean paper, Hanji. The unique texture of Hanji adds a flavor of Korea. Image Recognition Technology was applied to the PHILAKOREA 2014 commemorative stamps. When each stamp is viewed via a smart phone or tablet PC, a short film about Arirang can be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. As an architect, I have managed to visit many Asian countries, but I have yet to visit South Korea. I hear there are many great things to see there. Unfortunately, my work has yet to bring me there. I’ve been looking at the online stamp catalogue of South Korea and I learned that the stamps you are currently showing are entitle ‘Folk Music’ from the PHILAKOREA 2014. Thanks to the internet, stamp collecting has become a bit easier because you are able to view stamps you may want to collect.