Title: In Memory of Mrs. Yook Young-soo, Late First Lady.
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Stamp Serial#
917 
KPC#
C-601 
MICHEL#
949 
StanGib#
1140 
Scott#
921 
Date of Issue
11/29/1974 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
picture of Mrs. Yook
Purple background 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
Mrs. Park Chung Hee, the late First Lady, was born in Kodong-ri, Okchon-eup, Okchon-gun, Chungchong Pukto, on November 29, 1925. She graduated from the Chukhyang Primary School in her home town and then from the Paehwa Girls' High School in Seoul. She was teaching at the Okchon Girls` Middle School when she married President Park on December 12, 1950.

The mother of two daughters, Keun-hye and Keun-young, and a son, Chiman, the First Lady died after she was shot by a gunman on August 15, 1974 during ceremonies marking the 29th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan. The assassin committed the atrocity on orders from the Communists in north Korea.

Mrs. Park won great affection and admiration of all the people of this country for her leading, devoted role in undertaking a vast range of social service activities in which she extended her warm helping hands to the shady nooks of the society. Her concern and care were particularly directed to the improvement of women's social status and welfare, the care of children and their education and attending to the aged who have no kin to look after them and the sick, including lepers.

The Ministry of Communications is issuing this special postage stamp in memory of the late First Lady, whose profound love for this country and its people will always be remembered, on the occasion of her 49th birthday.