Title : Hometown Special: Gyeongbuk 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2249 
KPC#
C-1727 
MICHEL#
2276 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2094b 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Dokdo Island-Gyeongbuk 
Designer
Roh, Jung-hwa 
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 - Gyeongbuk
Dokdo Island, situated in the far eastern periphery of Korea, is a volcanic island that is apart of the Baekdu volcanic zone. Various indigenous insects and plants live on the island. The breeding place of rare birds including blacked-tailed gulls has been designated as a natural monument.