Title: The Mailbox of the Future Special 
Stamp Serial#
2612 
KPC#
C-2046 
Scott#
2274 ssm 
Date of Issue
04/22/2008 
Quantity
1,600,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Spacecraft collecting and delivering letters 
Original Painter
Lau Tsun Yin (Hong Kong, China) 
Designer
MO, Ji-won 
Image Area
36mm x 23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
A red post box stands at the corner of an alley, a familiar sight. Now, new IT technologies are dominating the world to be applied to all aspects of our lives. Then, in the next 10 years, 20 years, or 50 years, how will the postbox evolve?

Korea Post held "The 2008 International Postage Stamp Design Contest" under the theme of "the mailbox of the future." A total of 5,327 works were submitted and 15 award-winning works were selected for the Grand Prize, Award of Excellence, Honorable Mention, and Special Prize. The "Special Stamp for the Mailbox of the Future" features pictures selected as Grand Prize and Award of Excellence, both of which give a glimpse of the abundant imagination of the kids. Lau Tsun Yin (age 8) from Hong Kong, the winner of the Grand Prize, expressed the future mailbox as a spacecraft that has many protruding arms like a jellyfish. In his picture, the postman in the spacecraft collects and delivers the mail using these long arms. Hamzah D. Marbella (age 7) from Philippines, the winner of Award of Excellence, is conveying this message: despite the noteworthy advancement of computers and electronic telecommunications, the countless letters in the post box will make our future world beautiful and fill it with peace and love. It is hoped that the future post boxes imagined by our kids will be realized some day.