Title: New Year's Greeting
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Stamp Serial#
828 
KPC#
N-27 
MICHEL#
855 
StanGib#
1023 
Scott#
840 
Date of Issue
12/01/1972 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Children & Ox 
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 year 1973 is the year of the ox according to the scores of centuries old Oriental signs of the zodiac.

Chinese zodiac called Chiji which represents 12 different animals and 10 symbols called Chonkan have been adopted as a system of counting the years from time immemorial in China and surrounding countries. Those two sets of symbols are combined to form a cycle of 60 years, and the year of ox, that is Gyaichook, is the 50th year in the 60-year cycle.

Everytime a year-end approaches closer to us, everyone becomes emotional over the year that is passing by, at the same time being filled with the joy and hope for meeting another new year that is to set in. Traditionally, around this time of year, people of Korea pay visits to their relatives and friends, and exchange warmhearted letters of New Year`s greetings with those whom they have not met or communicated with very often, wishing for the best of luck in the coming year.

In the hope that, in the New Year, too, all of us will continue to be sincere and industrious in carrying out our task of national modernization in close unity and cooperation, and that all the wishes will come to reality, the Ministry of Communications is to release two kinds of postage stamps to be used in mailing the letters of New Year`s greeting.