Title: Opening of Freedom House at Pan-mun-jom 
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Stamp Serial#
491 
KPC#
C-266 
MICHEL#
519 
StanGib#
619 
Scott#
492 
Date of Issue
02/15/1966 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
39 won 
Design
Freedom House; purple background 
Designer
Kim Soon-duek 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
510 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
In September last year the government completed construction of a tourism center "Freedom House" at Panmunjom, which is well-known over the world as a historical spot in Korea. This elegant looking modern building of two storys, one hundred and fourteen pyung (345.42 square meter) of floor space, with an octagonal pavilion on top of the building, was dedicated with a view to delivering hope and love to our fellow countrymen who are languishing under the Communist tyranny and yet ardently longing for freedom behind the iron curtain in North Korea.

The dedication of Freedom House is especially significant in terms of the history of Korean Armistice in that it symbolizes the truth that the bud of freedom is being sprung up all the more stoutly and vigorously and growing fast so that any freedom loving people may stop comfortably under its shade and enjoy its fruits some day in future, in spite of the fact that the vicious Communist is ever vigilant nowaday throughout the world for an opportunity to dare invasion and prey upon the freedom and peace of mankind.

It is our wish that the echoes of noble ideology of freedom demonstrated by the Freedom House be resounded among every nook and cranny of the land in North Korea and further propagated all over the world so our long-cherished desire of national unification can be realized as soon as possible.

With this purpose on mind and at the same time to make it widely known at home and abroad, the Ministry of Communications has scheduled to issue postage stamps of two denominations.