Title: Philatelic Week
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Stamp Serial#
864 
KPC#
C-588 
MICHEL#
889 
StanGib#
1072 
Scott#
875 
Date of Issue
10/12/1973 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Children with Stamp Albums 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
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, designating the week beginning October 12, 1973 as Philatelic Week, will hold a national exhibition of postage stamps in Seoul during the week to promote stamp collecting as a sound, rewarding hobby.

It was in 1884, the 22nd year of King Kojong, that Korea issued its first postage stamps of five different designs following the inauguration of modern postal service. Since then, a total of 55 kinds of stamps had been issued by the end of the Yi Dynasty. Stamps issued in Korea since its liberation in 1945 total 864 kinds.

Today, postage stamps serve not only as receipts for the government designated fees for the delivery of mail but also as important media of introducing a nation's history, arts, economy, society and other facts of life. Korean stamps abound in color design thanks to the modern gravure printing facilities imported in 1969.

Hoping that the first Philatelic Week will help increase the number of philatelists who collect and treasure Korean stamps, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this special stamp.