Title : Definitive Stamp: 1,490 won 
Stamp Serial#
2302 
KPC#
429 
MICHEL#
2329 
StanGib#
Not Listed 
Scott#
2003 
Date of Issue
01/01/2003 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1,490 won 
Design
Roof-end tile of the kylin design  
Designer
Kim Soe-jong 
Image Area
33mm x 23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 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, 1, 2003, 1,380-won definitives (over 5 grams and under 25 grams) and 1,410-won definitives (over 25 grams and under 50 grams) for priority registered mail, 1,290-won definitives (over 5 grams and under 25 grams) and 1,310-won definitives (over 25 grams and under 50 grams) for non-priority registered mail will be raised to 1,580 won, 1,610 won, 1,490 won and 1,510 won respectively. While the existing designs on these definitives will continued to be used, changes will be added to the colors in the margin of the sheet.

The 1,490-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)