Title: Royal Court Clothes Series (1st Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
840 
KPC#
C-571 
MICHEL#
867 
StanGib#
1038 
Scott#
860 
Date of Issue
03/30/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Won-sam
Woman's ceremonial costume 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two stamps as the first part of a series of 10 postage stamps introducing traditional Korean clothes. These stamps will be issued in five installments this year.

The first two stamps of the series feature Kujangbok and Wonsam, the royal costumes worn by kings and queens during the period of Yi Dynasty.

2. Wonsam: Shown in the stamp is Wonsam as worn by a queen. Made of light yellowish green silk, it has red and yellow spriped sleeves, to which additional flowing white sleeves are attached. A queen also wears a seven-foot-long scarlet sash around her waist. Printed in gold foil on this sash are figures of phoenix. While in this costume, the queen`s hair is elaborately coiffured and adorned with ornamental hairpins. The skirt is dark blue or red and around its hem patterns of Phoenixes or dragons are printed in double rows.