Title : Hometown Special: Seoul 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2229 
KPC#
C-1707 
MICHEL#
2256 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2101b 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Heung-injimun-Seoul 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
40mm x 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Special stamps featuring the traditional culture and traits of local regions will be issued in commemoration of the PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition scheduled to be held in Seoul from August 2 to August 11, 2002. These stamps, representing the tangible and intangible cultural themes of 16 local regions in Korea, are designed to promote international relations of local cities as well as the nation's interest in the stamp exhibition.

Hometown Special - Seoul
Heung-injimun, designated as Treasure No. 1, was built in 1396 during the Joseon Dynasty. This eastern gate of the castle guarded Seoul against invasion with the help of an impregnable semicircular fortress outside the gate.