Title : Special Postage Stamp in Observance of Philatelic Week  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1037 
KPC#
C-739 
MICHEL#
1063 
StanGib#
1262 
Scott#
1049 
Date of Issue
10/05/1976 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Musa Basjoo Painting in Chinese ink by Cheong Jo the Great 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
white unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Koera 
Description
The Ministry of Communications, designating the week starting on October 5, 1976, as the 4th Philatetlic Week, is to sponsor various programs of events, including an exhibition of postage stamps to promote stamp collecting among the people as a most sound and rewarding hobby.

The Republic of Korea issued its first postage stamps in 1884, the 21st year of Emperor Kojong, following the inauguration of modern postal service. Since then, a total of 1,092 kinds of postage stamps-55 kinds issued by the end of Imperial Korea and 1,037 kinds issued since the 1945 Liberation-have been issued.

Today, postage stamps serve not merely as receipts for government-designated fees for the delivery of mail but also are regarded as cultural assets of artistic value through which to introduce both at home and abroad a nation's political, economic, social, cultural and many other aspects of life.

The increasing number of those, who try to get living knowledge of the world through stamp collection, is estimated to exceed 50 million throunghout the world. More than 200,000 philatelists and as many as 2,027 philatelic organizations are scattered widely in Korea alone.

On this occasion of marking the 4th Philatelic Week, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this postage stamp in the hope that more of our people will come to enjoy the noble hobby of philately for the improvement to our philatelic culture.