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This blog is about postcards, covers and stamps received. I also included some of my favorite stamps in my collection.

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I like commercial aviation and I collect die cast airplanes. I also love to do travel photography and interact with different people and learn their culture.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

#16 Cover and Stamps - South Korea - (2010-10-07)

Thanks Choonjong for the nice cover and awesome minisheet from South Korea!

The cover has 2 kinds of stamps, the first one is part of the 4 stamps set about Old Maps of Korea, which was issued last February 28, 2007. The one depicted on the stamp is the Daedong Yeoji Jeon-do (Complete territorial map of the Great East (Korea)). Drawn on a scale of 1:920,000, Daedong Yeoji Jeon-do is a full map of Korea that condensed Kim Jung-Ho's Daedong Yeoji-do (Territorial map of the Great East (Korea), created in 1861) so that it can be seen at a glance. The mountain ranges were expressed as the continuing teeth of a saw, with the saw's thickness showing the size of a mountain range. Considering the contents of the map and the manner in which they are expressed, Daedongyeojijeondo is presumed to have also been created by Kim Jung-Ho. This map marks in detail both the locations of gun's and hyeon's, the two administrative districts during the Joseon Dynasty, as well as the road system.

The second stamp is about a species of birds (Euphona Migratoria) found in Korea issued last March 15, 2002. The Yellow-billed Grosbeak or Chinese Grosbeak (Eophona migratoria) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It can be found in the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. It is found in these habitats: temperate forests.

Inside it is an awesome minisheet about the Age of Dinosaurs. This was issued last August 5, 2010 and it is the first release for the series. The minisheet describes dinosaurs in the epochal period (the Triassic period, the Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era). The dinosaurs are Herrerasaurus, Coelophysis, Plateosaurus, Riojasaurus.

The brochure showing information about the stamp:

Source :
1. Old Maps of Korea - http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/html/woopyo/2007_04.jsp?contId=e1040104
2. Eophoana migratoria - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eophona_migratoria
3. Age of Dinosaurs - http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/html/woopyo/2010_14.jsp?contId=e1040101

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