Friday, July 31, 2009

Phila Korea 2009

Korea Post and the Philatelic Federation of Korea will host the 24th Asia International Exhibition - PHILA KOREA 2009, which runs through Aug. 4.

The Korea Herald reports, "This is the first time Korea hosts the event, although three world stamp exhibitions were held in the country in 1984, 1994 and 2002."

Namgung Min, president of Korea Post and chairman of PHILA KOREA 2009 Organizing Committee is quoted in the piece by Jin Hyun-joo as saying, "A stamp is not only a simple tool for posting letters, but a symbol of tradition and culture handed down for generations. It is also regarded an essential cultural element that plays an instrumental role in helping people understand other societies and their backgrounds."

The opening ceremony will be attended by 500 postal representatives from 30 countries.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM