Title : SPECIAL POSTAGE STAMP FOR PHILATELIC WEEK  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1193 
KPC#
C-871 
MICHEL#
1218 
StanGib#
1451 
Scott#
1230 
Date of Issue
11/06/1980 
Quantity
7,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Mail Delivering Angels by Kim Ki-chul 
Designer
Ahn Sung-Kyung 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has designated the six days from November 6, 1980 through 11, as the 8th Philatelic Week.

Philatelic Week, this year, has a special theme on children. A painting by a child appears on this stamp, and the stamp collection selected out of those submitted by children as well as adults to the contest that the Ministry of Communications held in order to promote a sound development of children's emotion and varied aspects of knowledge, will be displayed at the annual Philatelic Week postage stamp exhibition.

For this year's Philatelic Week, the Ministry decided to issue a postage stamp carrying a painting by a child, and thus held a national painting contest for children. This contest, also designed to encourage a good hobby of stamp collecting among children and give them an opportunity to participate in the making of postage stamps, was co-sponsored by the Ministry, Dong-A Ilbo, Sonyon Dong-A Ilbo, the Dong-A Broadcasting System, and the Korean Philatelic Promotion Agency.

Out of the 365 that were submitted for the contest, the painting titled "Mail Delivering Angels", by 7-year Old Kim Ki-chul of Seoul Namsung Elementary School, was selected as the best work and appears on this stamp. The painting depicts the dynamics of speed and movement of mailmen by associating them with winged angels. The bold composition and splendid color harmony of the painting contribute to making the child painter's imagination expressed in a realistic way. All the paintings that have won a prize in the contest will be displayed together with the postage stamp collections at the exhibition planned for Philatelic Week.