Title: Definitve Stamp (10 won)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
869 
KPC#
270 
MICHEL#
8969 
StanGib#
1066 
Scott#
644 
Date of Issue
11/10/1973 
Quantity
to be issued as required 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Tiger lilly
Lilium amabile 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
1313 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing this postage stamp as the second one of a series of three kinds of 10-won regular stamps with new designs. This stamp depict a Sommal lily.

Sommal Lily A plant of the lily family, this lily is a perennial bulbous herb. Its scaly bulb, oval or globular in shape, is 3.5 to 7cm in diameter. Its stem stands 1 to 1.5m tall. In the upper part of the stem, leaves grow alternately and in the lower part, six or seven verticillate leaves grow in two or three separate whorls. The shape of the leaves is oval or elongated. A yello six-petalled racemose flower blooms at the top of each stem in June through July. Each petal has dark violet spots. Native to Korea, Sommal lilies grow wild in the mountains of Ulleung-do, an Island off the East Coast. Because of its fragrance and beauty, this lily is also cultivated as an ornamental garden flower.