Title : Definitive Stamp: 1,520 won
Stamp Serial#
2407
KPC#
443 
StanGib#
2788 
Scott#
2006 
Date of Issue
11/01/2004
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
1,520 won 
Design
White Porcelain
with Underglaze
Iron-Painted Plum
and Bamboo Design 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung  
Image Area
23 x 33  
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 3 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
With the adjustment in fees for postal services, effective as of November 1, 2004, the Korea Post will newly issue 190-won definitives for postcards (up to 5g), 220-won definitives (5g - 25g), 240-won definitives (25g - 50g), 310-won definitives for non-standard mail (up to 50g), and 1,520-won definitives for registered mail (5g - 25g).

The "White Porcelain with Underglaze Iron-Painted Plum and Bamboo Design" that is introduced in the 1,520-won definitive for registered mail is a white celadon porcelain produced during the Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910), which depicts a bamboo tree on one side and a plum on the other. The color of the porcelain is milky white with a shining light blue tint and its surface is sophisticated. All in all, the porcelain expands at its shoulders and upper body, while its lower part gradually attenuates, exhibiting commanding and powerful lines. The white celadon porcelain, 40cm in height and 37.9cm in diameter (the main body), is registered as National Treasury No. 166 and is displayed at the National Museum of Korea.