Title: 19th Communications Day
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
892 
KPC#
C-614 
MICHEL#
919 
StanGib#
1101 
Scott#
905 
Date of Issue
04/22/1974 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Mail train & Communications emblem 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The nation observes the 19th Communications Day on April 22, 1974.

The Ministry of Communications set aside this day as the Communications Day with a view to promoting sound development of the nation`s communications system so that the ministry can provide improved communications services.

Remarkable progress has been made in the effort to upgrade postal services. Already in effect is a postal code system designed to insure faster mail delivery. The size of mail envelope has been standardized. Postage stamps are now made of domestically produced paper. For the first time, mail trains all made up of locally manufactured railcoaches have been put into operation on the Seoul-Pusan and Seoul-Kwangju Railroad Lines. Such mail trains are scheduled to go into operation on the Chungang Line this year.

Achievements made in the field of telecommunications are even more impressive. A modern microwave communication system was inaugurated. A Korea-Japan scatter communications network was set up. An Earth Station for relay of satellite communications was established at Kumsan. Meanwhile, communications facilities for rural villages have been vastly expanded in line with the New Village Movement, a popular community development campaign. An extensive automatic dialing telephone system linking Seoul with all the provincial capitals throughout the country was installed.

The Ministry of Communications, in order to emphasize the significance of the Communications Day and hoping that the nation will make further progress in the modernization of communications services, is issuing this commemorative stamp.