Title: Musical Instruments Series (2nd Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
890 
KPC#
C-594 
MICHEL#
917 
StanGib#
1098 
Scott#
885 
Date of Issue
04/20/1974 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Chook.
Wooden hammer in slanted box.
Used to start orchestra. 
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 second part of a series designed to introduce Korea`s traditional musical instruments.

1. Tchouk Made up of a square box with four outwardly sloping sides and a wooden hammer contained in it, this instrument is used to start the orchestra in the court ceremonies. The box is placed on a wooden base. The handle of the hammer runs through the cover of the box. Along with Eu, another instrument, Tchouk was used in traditional court rites. Introduced into Korea during the Koryo period, Tchouk is now used during ceremonial rites at the Confucian Temple at Songgyungwan in Seoul.