Title : Definitive Stamp: 1,510 won 
Stamp Serial#
2303 
KPC#
430 
MICHEL#
2330 
StanGib#
Not Listed 
Scott#
2003A 
Date of Issue
01/01/2003 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
1,510 won 
Design
The ridge-end tile 
Designer
Park Eun-kyung 
Image Area
23mm x 33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10 x 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, 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 "ridge-end tile" depicted in the 1,510-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)