Korea Postage Stamps
Type of Work
Commemorative postage stamps were issued for the Games of the XXIVth Olympiad held in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. The stamp set included five designs featuring various Olympic sports, such as gymnastics, taekwondo, and archery. Each stamp had a face value of 100 won, the currency of South Korea at the time, and was printed in full color. The Korean Ministry of Communications produced the stamps and made them available for sale at post offices nationwide. The designs of the stamps featured both male and female athletes and showcased the athleticism and skill required to compete at the Olympic level. The stamps were well-received by collectors and sports enthusiasts and have since become popular among philatelists. In addition to the stamps, South Korea also issued a set of Olympic commemorative coins and banknotes to celebrate the Games. Overall, the commemorative items served as a way to honor the achievements of the athletes who competed at the XXIVth Olympiad in Seoul and to promote South Korea as a global sporting destination.
In 1982, South Korea issued a special postage stamp for its Philatelic Week celebration. The stamp featured an image of miners receiving letters from home, titled "Miners Receiving Letters of Comfort" in Korean. The stamp had a face value of 100 won and was printed in full color. It was produced by the Korean Ministry of Communications and was made available for sale at post offices throughout the country during Philatelic Week. The stamp design was meant to highlight the importance of communication and the value of receiving letters of support and encouragement. In addition, the image of the miners reflected the hardworking spirit of the Korean people and their dedication to their families. The stamp was well-received by collectors and enthusiasts and has since become popular among philatelists. The design and theme of the stamp continue to be relevant today, as people worldwide continue to rely on letters and other forms of communication to stay connected with loved ones.