Title : Definitive Stamp: 1,290 won 
Stamp Serial#
2197 
KPC#
425 
MICHEL#
2224 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2001 
Date of Issue
01/15/2002 
Quantity
8,000,000
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1,290 won 
Design
The roof-end tile of the kylin design the ridge-end  
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
33mm x 23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 6 colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
With the adjustment in the postal rates effective as of January 15, 2002, new definitives will be issued as follows: 160-won definitives for non-priority postcards (under 5g), 210-won definitives for non-priority mail (under 50g), 280-won definitives for nonstandard non-priority mail, 1,290-won definitives for registered mail (under 25g) and 1,310-won definitives for registered mail (under 50g). The basic 190-won definitives for non-priority mail (under 25g) now in use will continue to be used.

The 1,290-won definitives feature the roof-end tile of the kylin design. Roof-end tile refers to the roofing tile placed on the edge of the eaves. This roof-end tile from the Unified Silla Period takes the shape of a powerfully winged kylin with its tail raised head turned to the side. (Displayed at the Gyeongju National Museum).