Title : Special Stamp Issued in Memory of the Late President Park  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1160 
KPC#
C-845 
MICHEL#
1185 
StanGib#
1417 
Scott#
1187 
Date of Issue
02/02/1980 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
The Portrait of the Late President 
Designer
Lee Keun-Moon 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The late President Park Chung-hee was born in Sunsan, Kyeongbuk Province on November 14, 1917 and passed away on October 26, 1979.

Born of peasant parents, he remained all his life a humble and sympathetic man who loved sitting with peasants on a rice-field dike, talking with them and listening to their difficulties over a glass of makolly (Korean traditional rice wine). It was this unassuming warmth in him that made his people feel close to and love him like a good-natured nextdoor man, despite his iron-willed rigidity that excused not the slightest neglect related to national defense, economic development, and the eradicatior of social evils.

Having worked heart and soul for the great task of the nation's economic development and cultural revival, he left behind him a country that is fast developing into one of the advanced industrial countries of the world, and a people who have recovered a national pride in their cultural heritage.

All this, we believe, comes from years of his foresighted leadership and the enthusiastic cooperation of the nation that believed in it. He will go down in Korean history as a man of rare leadership who opened a new era for his people.

The Ministry of Communications is issuing this special stamp on the hundredth day of his passing away, in memory of a beloved President.