Title: 37th International P.E.N. Congress (literary organization)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
693 
KPC#
C-429 
MICHEL#
720 
StanGib#
864 
Scott#
710 
Date of Issue
06/28/1970 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
"PEN", over quill, over manuscript paper 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The 37th International P.E.N. Congress will be held in Seoul for seven days beginning on June 28.

The P.E.N. stands respectively for the initial letter of Poets and Playwrights, Editors and Essaysts and Novelists. After the World War I an English female writer Scott insisted that the close ties and mutual understanding among the international writers were important to prevent the recurrence of a tragic war and it was born in 1921 in response to that call. The P.E.N. is a sole international organization of literary writers whose primary purpose is to promote the mutual understanding and good-will among the peoples of the world and it has 62 member nations.

Korea has sent its delegation to the P.E.N. Congress and has been joining in its activities ever since it set up the P.E.N. Korean Center. The main theme of the Seoul Congress is "Humor in Literature East and West" and the event is expected to provide a good opportunity for Korea to bring to the attention of the world literary writers various aspects of the Korean life and the brilliant progress achieved in the Korean economy as well as its proud cultural heritage and literary works.

The Ministry of Communications issues a postage stamp to commemorate this special occasion.