Title: Centenary of the UPU
Commemorative International Air Mail Stamp
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Stamp Serial#
912 
KPC#
C-623A 
MICHEL#
939 
StanGib#
1126 
Scott#
C-43 
Date of Issue
10/09/1974 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
110 won 
Design
U.P.U. emblem 
Designer
Pak Kang-chung 
Image Area
36mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
October 9, 1974 marks the centennial of the Universal Postal Union(UPU).

Now a specialized agency of the United Nations, the UPU was founded on October 9, 1874 when delegates from 21 countries signed an international agreement on postal services following their meeting in Bern, Switzerland, on September 15 of the same year.

The purpose of the UPU, which has established universal postal services covering the whole world, is to guarantee free exchange of mails among the nations and promote international cooperation in all aspects of postal activities.

The UPU today is made up of 153 member countries, including the Republic of Korea which was formally admitted into the world postal organization on January 1, 1900 after it participated in the fifth UPU Congress held in Washington and signed the universal postal treaty in 1897.

The Ministry of Communications, paying a high tribute to the UPU for its tremendous achievements, is issuing these commemorative stamps in order to give this auspicious occasion a wide publicity at home and abroad."