Title : Postage Stamps in commemoration of the Increase of Korea's Shipping Tonnage to 5 Million Tons
Stamp Serial#
1166 
KPC#
C-860 
MICHEL#
1191 
StanGib#
1425 
Scott#
1217 
Date of Issue
03/13/1980 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Sea and Ships 
Designer
Lee Boo-yeol 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
On March 13, 1980, a new chapter has been opened in the economic history of Korea with the total tonnage of ships owned by Korea reaching 5 million gross tons. This tonnage accounts for more than one percent of the tonnage of vessels presently operating throughout the world and points to the big strides Korea has made since the country's liberation in 1945, when its total shipping tonnage was less than 100,000 gross tons.

Ships play a vital role in promoting inter-national trade and are an indispensable factor in considering a nation's defense capabilities. Due to their valuable contribution to human life, an increase in the tonnage of vessels owned by a country is often compared to an expansion of its territory. Particularly for a country like Korea whose economy is heavily dependant on international trade, and which is surrounded by sea on three sides, ocean-going vessels provide a bridge connecting its economy with the economy of the world.

The Ministry of Communications is issuing this postage stamp to commemorate the increase of the nation's shipping tonnage to 5 million tons, and pray for the expansion of the shipping industry of Korean