Title: Musical Instruments Series (5th Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
917 
KPC#
C-601 
MICHEL#
944 
StanGib#
1133 
Scott#
892 
Date of Issue
10/20/1974 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Pyeong-jong
Bell chimes 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
49mm*23mm 
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 fifth and last part of a series designed to introduce Korea`s traditional musical instruments.

2. Pyenchong (Bell-Chimes): This instrument is made up of 16 bronze bells, two rows of eight each, which hang in a carved standard. The bells are identical in shape and size, but different in thickness. The thicker the bell, the higher the tone. These bell-chimes, together with the stone-chimes called Pyenkyong, are indispensable to the traditional Korean court music and are now used during the ceremonial music at Chongmyo, the ancestral temple of the royal family, and the Confucian Temple.