Sunday, 5 June 2011
The card shows an unidentified building, I think it must be a traditionally painted temple. The stamp is an issue from 2007 showing the newly opened Post Office Tower and above it the 1895 Hanseong Post Office. The new tower has 21 floors above ground and another 7 underground. Hanseong is the old name for Seoul.
Korea established a postal service in 1884 but a coup, the Gaspin coup, forced the service to close. It wasn't re-established until 1895 and even then it was only an internal service. In 1900 it became an international postal service.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"