Title : Definitive Stamp: 1,310 won 
Stamp Serial#
2198 
KPC#
426 
MICHEL#
2225 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2002 
Date of Issue
01/15/2002 
Quantity
1,000,000
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1,310 won 
Design
The ridge-end tile  
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
23mm x 33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10*5 
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 ridge-end tile depicted in the 1,310-won stamp was excavated from the site of the Hwang-ryong Temple and belongs to the Silla Dynasty period. This is the largest of the ridge-end tile found to date in Korea. The ridge-end tile is a decorative tile placed on the outer ends of the ridge (center of the roof) and also served the function of preventing the spread of fire. The tile is decorated with patterns of lotus and faces of men and women. (Displayed at the Gyeongju National Museum).