Title: African Savanna Special Stamp 
Stamp Serial#
2606 
KPC#
C-2040 
Scott#
2272c ssm 
Date of Issue
03/26/2008 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Elephant 
Designer
MO, Ji-won 
Image Area
33.5mm x 33.5mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors
(Fan shaped, self-adhesive stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Africa - the unknown continent that warrants at least one visit in a lifetime.

The vast plains and deserts that stretch out on extensive terrain, countless tribes and religions, and a variety of natural environments, all such unique features co-exist sustaining Africa's distinctive traditions and aboriginal culture. The African people are experts at living harmoniously with nature. This African Savanna Special Stamp derives its motive from the nature and tribal life of Africa, things we conceive as something remote and far away.

Among the animals that migrate through the huge African savanna, familiar breeds such as leopard, elephant and zebra are featured in the new stamps in an endearing style, along with the compassionate face of an African child and an African traditional mask that projects Africa's unique zest. Overlapping the child's face is a whirlwind design that symbolizes the sun. The amusing mask featured in the stamp was created by combining the mask commonly used in various African festivals and a mask featuring feathers to embellish the faces of hunters. In designing the new stamp, an engraving technique was employed to show Africa in a more vivid manner. The new stamp is issued in the sticker type, the first in Korea to take the form of a folding fan in order to provide additional enjoyment. It is hoped that this new African Savanna Special Stamp will spark new interest in Africa's enormous nature and aboriginal traditions, taking people one step closer to Africa.