Saturday, May 14, 2011

50th Anniversary of Korea-Portugal Diplomatic Relations - joint issue

The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Portugal. In celebration and commemoration of this event, Korea Post and its Portuguese counterpart, CTT issued, through collaborative works, a joint stamp issue featuring the old ships of the two countries: Korea's "Turtle Ship" and Portugal's "Nau" on 15.04.2011. The backdrop of the sheet features the painting of Navy Maneuvering (housed in Jinju National Museum) from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty. Admiral Yi Sun-Shin who anticipated a Japanese invasion conceived turtle Ship Manuel Moreira sent me this nice FDC. The booklet with the stamps adequately describe the Korean Turtle Ship and the Portugese Nau

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