Title : Postage Stamp to Mark the Centenary of the First Telephone Transmission
Stamp Serial#
1001 
KPC#
C-715 
MICHEL#
1027 
StanGib#
1226 
Scott#
1025 
Date of Issue
03/10/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
The First Telephone of the World and Globe 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing Agency 
Description
The telephone, one of the most convenient and fast means of communication was invented on March 10, 1876 and this year marks its centenary.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, 1847. He emigrated to Canada in 1870 and later settled down in the United States of America. While he was devoting himself to the tranining of teachers of the deaf as a vocal physiologist, he was interested in the transmission of sound by electricity and invented as a result of his studies an apparatus that became the forerunner of the modern telephone.

In Korea, the telephone was first installed in 1898 and the number of telephone subscribers has steadily increased and now crossed the one million mark.

On the occasion of the centenary of the first telephone transmission, the Ministry of Communications is issuing a commemorative postage stamp in order to publicize widely this significant anniversary and pledges itself anew to better serve the people through further development of telecommunication services.