Title: Funding Stamp (Semi-Postal)
For the benifit of the Fund for Tuberculosis Control
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
918 
KPC#
S-17 
MICHEL#
945 
StanGib#
1135 
Scott#
B-17 
Date of Issue
11/01/1974 
Quantity
10,000,000 
Denomination
10+5 won 
Design
Picture of lungs 
Designer
Kim Yong-bae 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
This semipostal stamp, with a surcharge of five won attached to the regular face value of 10 won, will be issued on November 1, 1974 to raise fund for the nation`s tuberculosis control. The stamp is the first such ever to be issued in the Republic of Korea.

Currently, over one million people are suffering from tuberculosis in Korea, which means that one out of every 33 persons is a tuberculosis patient. A dreadful communicable disease that poses a grim menace to our public health, tuberculosis is blamed for an annual economic loss of 43,400 million won in our country. Hitherto, the fund has been raised through the sales of Christmas seals by the Korean National Tuberculosis Association, a non-governmental organization established to assist in the government`s projects designed to combat the disease. In order to improve the method of fund-raising, however, the government decided to issue this semipostal stamp to be sold through the post offices across the country.

This stamp, to be issued by the Ministry of Communications, will thus help finance the nation`s tuberculosis control programs which are vital to the protection of our people from the disease and treatment of the patients.