Title: Yi dynasty early means of transportation
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
690 
KPC#
C-426 
MICHEL#
717 
StanGib#
861 
Scott#
707 
Date of Issue
05/20/1970 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
An Chang-nam's Nieuport biplane 
Designer
Hong Won-sook 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications will issue four stamps each featuring different type of vehicles used in the old days of Korea.

The first design is a red royal palaquin the Kings used to ride in the era of the Yi dynasty. It is now exhibited in the Changduk palace in Seoul. It is in shape of a small house with bead curtains drawn over the front and side windows and has two long rods for carrying the sedan chair.

The second design is a tram car in operation around the end of the Yi dynasty. The first tram car service was opened in Korea on May 17, 1899 by the Hansung Electric Company, which was jointly founded by the then Korean Emperor and an American named Corbran.

The third design is a car used by His Majesty Sunjong. It was specially designed and manufactured by the Cadillac company in 1903 for the Korean emperor's use and is now exhibited along with a British-made Empress' car in Changduk palace.

The last design is a French-made Nieuport bi-plane by which the first Korean pilot made a triumphal home-coming in December, 1922. He won a top place in a flying contest between Tokyo and Osaka in 1922 defeating other contestants. Later he founded an aviation school in Taewon, China and finally died in a plane accident in 1930 at a young age of 30.