Title : Special Postage Stamps for Philatelic week  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1072 
KPC#
C-764 
MICHEL#
1098 
StanGib#
1296 
Scott#
1108 
Date of Issue
10/04/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
In wang Jesaik-do 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
24.5mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications, designating the week beginning October 4 through October 10. 1977, as the 5th Philatelic Week, holds an exhibition of postage stamps during the week to encourage stamp collection among the public as a most rewarding and sound hobby.

Since Korea issued its first postage stamps in 1884, the 21st year of Emperor Kojong, following the inauguration of modern postal service, a total of 1,127 kinds of postage stamps-55 kinds till the end of Imperial Korea and 1072 kinds from the 1945 National Liberation till now-have been issued. At present, the number of philatelists throughout the world is estimated to exceed 50 million by far, including more than 300,000 in Korea. More than 2300 clubs of philatelists are scattered throughout our country.

The special postage stamps in observance of this 5th philatelic week depict Inwang Jesaik-do (Drawing of Mt. Inwang of Seoul Clearing up after Rain) by Chung Seon(1976-1759) as its design. A renowned painter during the period of King Yongjo, Chung Seon established a way of landscape painting peculiar to the Yi Dynasty without imitating the Chinese style, drawing many sketches by visiting various places of interest and historic remains throughout the country.

The size of the original painting is 79.2cm in height and 138.2cm in width. It is a sketch of Mt. Inwang clearing up after rain, with commanding rocky cliffs being depicted powerfully. The fog rising up from the valley and houses, well harmonize with the pine forests surrounding them. The shade of color is also well done, with some elements of light green in the black and some degree of light blue mixed in the fog.