Postage Stamp on India – Republic of Korea Joint Issue 30-07-2019

India – Republic of Korea Joint Issue 

Date of issue: 30-07-2019

There is an interesting mythical story behind India and South Korea relationship. According to the legend, Princess Suriratna, also known as Hur Hwang-ok, went to Korea in 48 AD, some 2000 years ago, and started the Karak dynasty by marrying king Kim-suro.Queen Heo, then 16 years old sailed across the ocean under the orders of the King of the “Ayuta” Kingdom on a vessel that carried the Pasa Stone Pagoda, which is said to have calmed the high seas. She thus became the first woman to ever immigrate to Korea. To symbolize strengthening of ties between India and South Korea, the two Asian nations have jointly released postal stamps. The stamp depicts Queen Heo of Korea And Princess Suriratna along with Pagoda.

Technical data

Denomination: 500 p, 2500 p

Stamps Printed: 500000 each

Miniature Sheet Printed: 110000

Printing Process: Wet Offset

Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad