Title : Commemorative Postage Stamps for the 42nd World Shooting Championships to be held in Seoul in 1978  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1083 
KPC#
C-769 
MICHEL#
1106 
StanGib#
1306 
Scott#
1113 
Date of Issue
12/03/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Clay pigeon shooting (shot gun) 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The 42nd World Shooting Championships are to be held in Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, for 12 days from September 24 through October 5, 1978, at the Teanung International Shooting Range, under the sponsorship of the Korea Shooting Federation.

The World shooting championships were first held in Lyon, France, in 1897 under the auspices of Union International de Tir(UIT) which now embraces 115 shooting associations and/or federations from 98 member countries. Aimed at promoting the development of amateur shooting sport and transcending differences in political ideologies, races and religious creeds, as prescribed in Article 1 of the UIT Charter, the World shooting championships have been held once every four yeas ever since.

On the occasion of this World event, the Ministry of Communications is issuing three kinds of Commemorative Postage stamps in hope that the shooting championships, the first of its kind to be held in an Asian country, will further cement friendly ties among the peoples of all participating countries at the same time contributing a great deal to the development of the World shooting sport. Each of these stamps bears a design of a man in shooting posture to fire an Air Rifle, Pistol and a Shot Gun, respectively.