Title: PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition 
( View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
250 won 
Definitive stamp (Yeongmohwa of the 19th century
(Jang Seung-Eop's Ssangchido I,II,
Jang Seung-Eop's Hochido I,II,
Hong Se-Seop's Jurodo I,II,
Hong Se-Seop's Yuapdo I,II) 
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, seven colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
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-Eopís 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). Along with these commemorative stamps, 4 miniature sheets and a commemorative postcard that shows the emblem and mascot are also issued. Also issued is a commemorative stamp pack composed of items that have been issued so far in commemoration of PHILAKOREA 2009 such as stamps, miniature sheets, commemorative postcards, first-day cover, personalised stamp, etc.