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Date of Issue : 2022.02.14
Types : 4
Denomination : 430 won
Design :
Stamp No. : 3565
Printing Process
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Size of Stamp : 30 × 40
: 4 × 4
Image Area : 30 × 37
Paper : null
Perforation : 13⅓ x 13⅓
Printer : POSA
Designer : Shin, Jae-yong
Quantity : null
According to the status of overseas Korean cultural heritage announced by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, there are 214,208 pieces of Korean cultural heritage that were taken overseas to 25 countries as of January 1, 2022. In light of this, Korea Post is issuing the commemorate stamps Repatriated Cultural Heritage depicting four pieces of repatriated Korean cultural heritage in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Administration and the National Palace Museum of Korea. The Bamboo Investiture Book for Queen Sinjeong of Joseon was produced in 1819 to commemorate the investiture of Queen Sinjeong, mother of King Heonjong (24th king of Joseon), and is assumed to have been taken out of the country during the French expedition to Korea in 1866. The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation found that it was submitted to a French auction in June 2017 while searching for Korean cultural heritage at overseas auctions, and carried out the purchase under an agreement with the owner. It was returned to Korea safely with the strong will of related organizations, such as the Cultural Heritage Administration and the National Palace Museum of Korea, and with donations from the online video game developer Riot Games. The Robe with Dragon Insignia of Imperial Prince Yeong was worn when Imperial Prince Yeong was granted audience with King Sunjong after returning from Japan in 1922. Queen Yeongchin kept the last relics of Imperial Prince Yeong, being the last crown prince of the Korean Empire, during her stay in Japan, which were later kept at the Tokyo National Museum from 1957. The relics were returned to Korea in May 1991 according to an agreement made at the Korea-Japan Summit. This robe is the only one of its kind from the Joseon dynasty that remains to this day, and is an invaluable historical record that depicts the history of the Joseon royal family’s clothing and ritual attire. The Seal of Princess Deokon (1822–1844), the last princess of the Joseon dynasty, is an eye-catching relic that was exhibited at a Christie’s auction in New York in April 2018. The seal was able to return safely to Korea when it was sold to an official from the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation under the Cultural Heritage Administration. The Seal of Princess Deokon is regarded to have high cultural value due to its sophisticated craft techniques and good preservation. The White Jade Butterfly Pendants of the Consort of Imperial Prince Yeong was produced by vertically connecting two white jade plates with butterfly shapes and was given to Imperial Prince Yeong’s consort as a gift in 1941 by Hyo-yeong, the wife of Imperial Prince Yeong’s brother Yi Gang. It was returned in accordance with an agreement between the government of Korea and the government of Japan on the transfer of attire deriving from the consort of Imperial Prince Yeong, signed by both Korea and Japan in April 1991. The repatriation of cultural heritage is an opportunity to correct wrongdoings in the past. We hope these commemorative stamps serve as an opportunity to appreciate the four piece of repatriated cultural heritage, and cherish and value Korean cultural heritage.