Title: Musical Instrument Series (1st Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
882 
KPC#
C-592 
MICHEL#
909 
StanGib#
1089 
Scott#
883 
Date of Issue
02/20/1974 
Quantity
2,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Ka-moon-koe
Six-stringed Zither 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
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 designed to introduce Korea`s traditional musical instruments. The series includes 10 kinds of such stamps, all of which will be issued in 1974.

1. Komunko (Also called Hyonkum) A long zither, this instrument is said to have been invented by Wang San-ak, a musician of the Koguryo period. It has six strings made of twisted silk threads. The second, third and fourth strings are stretched over 16 bridges. The top side of the instrument is made of paulownia and the bottom side, chestnut wood. A player, with a small bamboo rod, strikes or plucks the strings just above the band of leather glued across one end of the soundboard. Komunko is used for a solo performance or in a concert. It is also played to accompany a Korean classical lyric.