Title: Philatelic Week
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Stamp Serial#
914 
KPC#
C-625A 
MICHEL#
941 
StanGib#
1129 
Scott#
916 
Date of Issue
10/17/1974 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
1st & 2nd Korean Stamps-1884 
Designer
Chung Hee-jin 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications, designating the week beginning October 17, 1974 as Philatelic Week, will hold a national exhibition of postage stamps in Seoul during the week to promote stamp collecting as a sound, rewarding hobby.

Korea issued its first postage stamps of five different designs in 1884, the 21st year of King Kojong, following the inauguration of modern postal service. Since then, a total of 55 kinds of stamps had been issued by the end of the Yi Dynasty. Stamps issued in Korea since its liberation in 1945 total 914 kinds.

Today, postage stamps serve not merely as receipts for the government-designated fees for the delivery of mail but also as media of introducing a nation`s history, arts, economy, society and other aspects of life. Those who are enjoying the hobby of collecting stamps, which are popularly regarded as merchandise of artistic value, are estimated to number more than 50 million in the world.

This year's Philatelic Week, the second such observed in Korea, coincides with the 90th anniversary of the issuance of the nation`s first postage stamps. In celebration of this significant occasion, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this special stamp showing the designs of two kinds of the initial Korean stamps issued in 1884.