Title : Hometown Special: Chungnam 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2240 
KPC#
C-1718 
MICHEL#
2267 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2089a 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Weaving Hansan ramie fabric-Chungnam  
Designer
Kim, Sung-am 
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 - Chungnam
Hansan ramie fabric, famed for its fine and delicate texture which is regarded as fine as the wings of dragonfly, has been treasured since ancient times. Without the proper amount of moisture, the fabric snapped so it had to be woven where there is no sunlight nor ventilation even in the hottest of summer days.