Title : Special Postage Stamp for Philatelic Week
Stamp Serial#
983 
KPC#
C-689 
MICHEL#
A 1009 
StanGib#
1207 
Scott#
997 
Date of Issue
10/08/1975 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
A Kangaroo that collects Postage Stamps 
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, designating the week starting on October 8,1975, as Philatelic Week, is to hold a nationwide exhibition of postage stamps in Seoul during the week to promote stamp collecting among the people as a sound and lucrative hobby.

Korea issued postage stamps of five different designs for the first time in 1884, the 22nd year of Emperor Kojong, following the inauguration of the modern postal service. Following the first year, a total of 55 kinds of stamps were issued by the end of the Yi Dynasty.

Stamps issued in Korea since the Liberation in 1946 up to this date total 983 kinds. Today, postage stamps serve not only as receipts for the official fees for the delivery of mail but also as media of introducing at home and abroad a nation's history, culture, economy, arts, society and other aspects of life. Those who enjoy the hobby of collecting stamps, which are popularly regarded as merchandise of artistic value, are estimated to outnumber 50 million in the world. In Korea alone there are more than 300,000 philatelists at present, and the Ministry of Communications is exerting itself to comply with the requirements of those stamp-collectors by issuing postage stamps with varied designs and beautiful colorings.

In observance of the 3rd Philatelic Week, the Ministry is issuing this special postage stamp in the hope that more of our people will come to enjoy stamp collecting.