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.
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.
The stamps issued to commemorate PHILAKOREA 2009 will feature several Yeongmohwa.
Yeongmohwa (Bird-and-Animal Painting) refers to the genre of paintings of birds and animals that takes an important place in Korean art.
Along with these commemorative stamps, 4 miniature sheets and a commemorative postcard that shows the emblem and mascot are also issued.