5 Jul – It was revealed that SNSD will be the first girl group to be featured on specially produced national stamps that will be made available in August.
According to Allkpop website, the stamp sets commemorate SNSD 5th anniversary and will include handwritten signatures on each member's solo images from "The Boys".
It was also reported that other than that, there will be a total of 14 different stamp designs - featuring the album covers of their past releases including "Gee," "Oh!", "Girls' Generation," "Hoot" and "Genie".
The Ministry of Knowledge Economy stated, "SNSD stamps have been approved by the Post Office headquarters and will be the first issued stamps featuring stars – a model of the global K-Pop phenomenon."
They added, "The postage stamp of the group will help contribute to the spreading of the Hallyu wave, as well as helping culture development of the country."
The Seoul Central Post Office will sell the Girls' Generation stamps for KRW 20,000 each beginning early August before over 50 post offices nationwide will begin selling them as well.
Meanwhile, the stamps will also be viewed at the "Korean Stamp Exhibition" at COEX between 9 to 13 August.