Title: Musical Instruments Series (4th Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
905 
KPC#
C-598 
MICHEL#
932 
StanGib#
1117 
Scott#
889 
Date of Issue
08/20/1974 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Soe
16-pipe ritual instrument 
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 fourth part of a series depicting Korea`s traditional musical instruments.

So: This instrument, which resembles pan pipes, has 16 pipes. It is now used only during a ritual ceremony at the Confucian Temple. The chromatic scales run upwards from right to left. The bottom of each pipe is filled with wax to adjust the pitch.