Title : Postage Stamps of flower Series (3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
961 
KPC#
C-655 
MICHEL#
988 
StanGib#
1184 
Scott#
949 
Date of Issue
07/15/1975 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Iris 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two Postage Stamps, depicting the Iris family, as the 3rd Issue of the Flower Series.

1. Iris
The iris is found easily at the foot of any mountain in Korea. It is 60 to 80cm in height, with its stem being cylindric. Large flowers of deep celadon, with sword-shaped leaves bloom sometime in May through June. There is no distinct difference between three upright petals and three petal-like sepals. The flower is very much like a sweet flag and an orchid, all of which are widely disseminated everywhere in Asia. As its flowers are very beautiful and its plant can grow well anywhere, the iris is cultivated all over Korea.

2.Thistle:
The thistle, a perennial plant belonging to the Compostitae family is easily found in the mountains and flat lands of our country. Also called "Ong-goshi" or "Han-gang-kwi", its reddish purple flowers are seated on a pitted and hairy receptacle, presenting the figure of a brush cleaning a cauldron. Its spiny leaves turn into stings at the end. Its plant is 50 to 100cm in height, while its root is widely used as a herb tonic; young leaves and stems are also edible as vegetables. As the plant grows well anywhere, with pretty flowers, the thistle may well be recommended for gardening and admiration.