Title : PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
2226 
KPC#
C-1704 
MICHEL#
2253 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2086 
Date of Issue
07/01/2002 
Quantity
1,620,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
'A child collecting stamps from around the world'  
Designer
Mo, Ji-won 
Image Area
30mm x 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
18 stamps 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 6 colors
Diamond shaped stamps 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition will run for ten days from August 2 to 11, 2002 in the Pacific and the Indian Halls of the Convention & Exhibition Center (COEX).

The World Stamp Exhibition is the third such exhibition held in Korea, previously hosting the event in 1984 and 1994. Over 150 nations worldwide take part in the exhibition that is dedicated to promoting the philatelic culture of love, harmony, and participation as well as the advancement of human culture. The World Stamp Exhibition, billed as a unique World Cup of Culture, will display more than 1,000 pieces of rare stamps. Also showcased in the exhibition will be the Currency Museum, Postal History Pavilion, My Own Stamp Section, Exhibition Hall of Masks and public relations booths for 16 local municipal governments. A variety of events targeting all age brackets are scheduled including character shows, puppet shows, making gigantic three-dimensional stamps, making mosaic picture stamps, writing letters to be stored in the Phila World Time Capsule, essay contest on PhilaWorld! Phila Cheers!, Talchum (traditional Korean mask dance) and classical Korean music performances.

The two types of commemorative stamps are selected entries to the 2002 International Postage Stamp Design Contest. These stamps depict 'a child collecting stamps from around the world' and 'we are one'. Of particular note are the color codes printed on the margin of the stamps. The color codes are next-generation bar codes that can store 16 billion bits of information through 25 combinations of the colors red, blue, green and black on a 5mm by 5mm square. The information is retrieved with a PC camera, which reads the color codes printed on the margin of the stamps, enabling the user to view publicity video materials related to the PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition on the computer screen.