Title : Special Postage Stamp for Encouraging Book Reading Among World Children
Stamp Serial#
1028 
KPC#
C-734 
MICHEL#
1054 
StanGib#
1253 
Scott#
1044 
Date of Issue
08/10/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Children and books 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Koera 
Description
As a means of promoting worldwide intellectual undertakings, the United Nations Educational , Scientific and Cultural Organization designated and proclaimed the year 1972 as the International Book Year, under the slogan, "Books for Everyone".

Thus, UNESCO launched an extensive campaign for the dissemination of books and for the encouragement of book reading, which have been the driving force of mankind's progress and development.

The International Book Commission, which was founded for accomplishing the ideal of the International Book Year, has designated this year, 1976, as a year for encouraging children into book reading, and is spearheading a worldwide campaian.

We should try to let our growing children appreciate the pleasure of reading books and cultivate the habit of book-reading from childhood, thereby helping them make themselves good citizens equipped with sound human emotion and general education. We should also exert ourselves for helping them countribute greatly to their self-development and the progress and improvement of mankind through the acquisition of higher knowledge and wisdom by means of making books their close friends throughout their lifetime.

On this occasion of observing the year of children's book reading, the Ministry of Communications issues this special stamp to imbue our children with the love of books, in response to the worldwide movement.